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By F. K. UPHAM. 




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This genealogy has as its foundation the little book published 
in 1845 by Dr. Albert G. Upham, entitled " Notices of John 
Upham and his Descendants ; " and an incomplete, but very im- 
portant Upham genealogy, showing many of the earlier genera- 
tions in New England, collected by the well-known genealogist 
Thomas B. Wyman, a portion of which was printed in the JVeia 
England Genealogical and Historic Register, vol. 25, to which he 
had added notes as matter came to his knowledge, prior to his 
death some years ago. No attempt has been made to give 
particular credit to either of these pioneers in Upham genealogy 
for the reason that the entire work of each — omitting errors 
which have since been discovered — has been transferred to the 
pages of this book. Without the foundation afforded by the 
pains-taking labors of Dr. Upham and Mr. Wyman, this genealogy 
could not have been prepared. 

I wish also to acknowledge that without the continued assist- 
ance and encouragement given me in collecting material, by Mr. 
Henry P. Upham of St. Paul, Minn., and the Rev. Dr. James Upham 
of Chelsea, Mass., my labor would have ceased, and the present 
end would not have been accomplished. So valuable has been 
the aid received from these gentlemen, I feel that while my name 
alone appears on the title page, they should share in any credit 
that may be thought to be due on account of its preparation. 
The numerous others who have so kindly furnished records of 
particular branches, it is hoped, may find compensation with the 
re-appearance of their work in the pages which follow, and which 
are the result of a more or less connected effort, extending over 
the past seventeen years. 

4 Upham Genealogy. 

While care has been taken with a view to accuracy, the work 
goes to the publisher with a fore-knowledge that numerous errors 
must be discovered with the appearance of the book. My hope 
is, that among the Uphams who will follow so rapidly in the 
march of the generations, there may be some one who will be 
sufficiently interested to revise and correct it, and that a more 
complete genealogy of the posterity may be thus finally obtained. 

It may seem remarkable that so many, apparently unimportant 
and almost trivial facts, matters and incidents have been re- 
corded with the personal notices of individuals. It is believed, 
however, that these are of more significance than they will, at first 
thought, seem, inasmuch as the actions, habits of life, movements 
and expressions of individuals disclose indications of character, 
and from the knowledge of the character of an ancestor much 
that influences one^s heredity may be deduced. Probably from a 
mistaken sense of the fitness of things, and modesty, many are 
prone to withhold information of this nature concerning them- 
selves or their immediate ancestors — possibly with some feeling 
that they are too obscure to be of interest ; and this kind of in- 
formation has been exceedingly hard to obtain. They do not 
consider the possible interest with which every thing pertaining 
to their own lives and times may be regarded by their descend- 
ants. More of this information would leave less ground for the 
frequent comment that genealogy is " only a string of names and 

The Uphams have not as a rule been conspicuous people in the 
generations which have gone, yet some have risen to eminence, 
and all seem to have been respectable members of the communi- 
ties in which they lived. The life and conditions of the genera- 
tions before the Revolution were identical with that of nearly all 
New England families of that period in the history of this country. 

" Let not Ambition mock their useful toil. 
Their homely joys and destiny obscure." 

It was the preparation of a sturdy race for better (?) things, 
and the indications are that those who now represent it, and are 

Upham Genealogy. 5 

coming, have not been, and will not be found unprepared to meet 
the new conditions. 

Our common ancestor, John Upham, was evidently a strong 
man in his day and generation, and we have reason to believe 
that the qualities which he transmitted were good. It is now 
more than two hundred and ten years since he died, and the 
simple stone erected at that time still marks the spot where he 
was buried, the letters worn with age and the weather of over 
two centuries. His descendants are numerous, and generally 
prosperous. Will not some of these initiate a movement toward 
the erection of a suitable monument to his memory, and secure 
the ground before it is yet too late ? 

%J ^ fc . 

October, 1891. 


These verses, speculating on the origin of the name of Upham, 
were composed, and set to music, by Judge Nathaniel G. Upham, 
of Concord, New Hampshire (No. 287): 

U p high, on an oak-crowned hill 

P repared with sedulous care, 

H is home, in the olden time, 

A n old man erected there. 

M any a )''ear have I known his name, 

E ach passer-by calls it Up-hame, Up-hame! 

Up-hame, Up-ham! Up-hame, Up-home! 

However you call it, wherever you roam. 

The sons of the old man, remember it still. 

The name, how it came, from the home on the hill, 

Up-hame, Up-ham! Up-hame, Up-home! 

They'll never forget it, wherever they roam. 

*Upham is composed of the Anglo-Saxon words, " Up " and " ham," signifying a home, 
dwelling, or village. — BoszvortJi s Dictionary of the A nglo-Saxon Langitage^ Ray'' s Prov- 
erbs atid Obsolete Words. In the age of Elizabeth the name was written with a final e, 
soon afterward this letter was dropped, and the name assumed its original form. — (N. G. U.) 


Very little of value has yet been learned concerning this in- 
teresting matter, though it is believed there is considerable which 
might be. Dr. Upham — in the " Notices " — said : 

" During a brief sojourn in England, in 1844, I became satisfied 
that, with sufficient leisure for the purpose, much information 
might be obtained in relation to this point, especially by examining 
the documents deposited in the Prerogative Office. But an ab- 
sence of nearly two years on the continent rendered it necessary 
for me to curtail my visit to that country, and thus prevented me 
from instituting the requisite inquiries." 

The following notes in this connection are, however, contained 
in the pages of this book: "There is a period, comparatively late 
in history, previous to which it would be futile to seek for the 
origin of the surnames of Saxon or Norman families. Du Chesne 
observes, that ' surnames were unknown in France before 987, when 
the lords began to assume the names of their demesnes.' Camden 
relates, ' that they were first taken up in England a little before the 
Norman conquest, under King Edward the Confessor' (1060); 
but, he adds, ' they were never fully established among the com- 
mon people till the time of Edward II.' (1307 to 1377). 

" The first mention of Upham as a surname, which I have found, 
occurs early in this period. It is met with in a deed of lands to the 
church of Saint Maria de Bradenstock, which, according to Cam- 
den, was a small monastery in Wilts, founded by Walter, son of 
Edmond of Salisbury; and we are informed by the Index, that 
Bradenstock is in the hundred of Kinwarston, lat. 51° 23' ; lono-. 
I ° 39' W. It is recorded in the Rotuli Chartarum, in Turr. Lond., 
vol. I, part I, fol. 170, An. 9, John, 1208. 'The Charter Rolls 

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are the contemporaneous registers of royal grants of lands, honors, 
dignities, hereditary offices, liberties, and other estates of inherit- 
ance to the nobility and commonalty, and of lands, liberties, privi- 
leges, immunities, and other estates in mortmain to ecclesiastical, 
eleemosynary and lay corporations.' This reads as follows: ' ex d. 
Hug/ de Upha ij acr' tre' i campis de Upha/ (The mark — 
when used by the abbreviators of these chronicles, always indicates 
the omission of an m or ;?.) This document bears the date of 
1208. The perusal of the sentence, by gift of Hugo de Upham ij 
acres of land in the campis de Upham (the Upham fields, or 
estate), impresses us with a distinct idea that the name and family 
of the grantor were of some antiquity, and justify the supposition 
that Hugo, or his father, might have held the lands Upham, and 
have borne the surname de Upham, for at least sixty or seventy 
years — the common life-time of man. In this case the surname 
is shown to have existed within about eighty years of the extreme 
date assigned by Camden as the period when the English nobles 
began gradually to assume family names, from their estates; at the 
same time it is shown to exist on record near two hundred years 
before the time these names became common. The conclusions, 
from these facts, in relation to Hugo de Upham and his family, 
are too evident to be noticed. 

" Forty or fifty years subsequent to the date of this entry on the 
charter rolls, we find from the Hundred Rolls, Temp. Henry HI. 
and Edward I., vol. 2, p. 240 (these rolls contain inquisitions 
taken in pursuance to a special commission, issued under the 
Great Seal. This inquisition was taken by jurors chosen from 
each hundred, and consisted of returns made under oath of all 
the demesne lands of the crown, manors of the same, wardships, 
marriages, escheats, etc.), that another person, holding the office 
of juror in Selkley Hundred, bore this surname : ' Hundr' de 
Selkel' Nich' de Upham jur' Com' Wyltes, Ano. 39, Hen. IH.,' 
[1255]. Soon afterward we find in the Fine Rolls (in Turr. 
Londenensis asservatis Henrico Tertio Rege., vol. 2, pp. 375-1246- 
1272. Memb. 9. Henry HI., A. D. 1262, commenced in the sixth 
year of King John, 1204, and finished under Edward IV., 1483. 

Upham Genealogy. 9 

The rolls comprise a great variety of matter relating to deaths, 
succession of heirs, descent, division of property, custody of lands, 
and heirs during minority, liveries, marriages of heiresses and 
widows, assignments of dower, for forfeitures and pardons, aids 
and tallages, affairs of Jews, etc.), notice of several persons who 
bore the same name: 'Wilts. Hugo de Doveral, t, Letitia ux. ej. 
Alic. de. Upham. Joh'a, t, Agnes fil. Hug. de Upham dat dimid. 
marc. p. una as. Cap. coram, m. de Littlebir,' (that is, Hugo de 
Doveral — et Letitia uxor ejus, Alicia de Upham, Johanna, et 
Agnesia, filice Hugonis de Upham, dant dimidum marc, por una 
assisa. capta coram. M. de Littlebir Wilts). The date this entry 
bears is 1262. Before leaving this part of our subject, we may 
remark that as Hugo de Upham, of Kinwarston Hundred, Hugo, 
the father of Joanna and Alice, and Nicholas, the juror of Selkley, 
were all of the same county (Wilts); and that Kinwarston and 
Selkley Hundreds were contiguous, it is highly probable that all 
these persons were nearly related. The name still exists in Selk- 
ley Hundred as a local name (viz. the tithings of Upper and 
Lower Upham), in the parish of Aldbourne. 

"' We have shown, then, by the evidence of the records, that 
Upham was a surname already in 1208; and we have expressed 
the opinion that the same record would, by implication, refer this 
use of the word to a period prior at least to 1140. The latter 
date brings us very near to the time when the surname, if of 
Saxon origin, must have been first assumed. Arrived at this 
point, the mind naturally seeks for the reasons that induced the 
bearer to take this particular name as a family designation. In 
general, at the period when family names first began to be used, 
they were derived either from the profession, or some personal 
peculiarities of the individuals bearing them, or from his place of 
residence, or landed estates. In the latter case it was invariably 
indicated by the use of either the Latin or English particles de, or 
of, as Philip de Bourbon, John of Lancaster, etc. We shall en- 
deavor to show that the latter was the fact with regard to the sur- 
name Upham ; that it was first given to the family of that name, 
because they were possessors of land, so called. 

lo Upham Genealogy. 

" Hugo, the first of this name of vrhom I have found an}^ notice, 
is designated Hugo de Upham, Hugo of Upham. Now the ' de ' 
not only indicates that he derived his name from his estate, but 
the lands belonging to him are expressly referred to in the same 
document, as bearing the name Upham : ' Campis de Upham ' 
(Upham fields). We conclude, then, that Hugo, and his ances- 
tors holding possession of and residing on the lands known by the 
name Upham, received the names of Hugo, etc., de Upham. 
This is also confirmed by the fact, that Upham, as the name of a 
place, occurs in records previous to the introduction of surnames. 

"We have then, in a more or less satisfactory manner, indicated 
the time and cause of the assumption of this surname. We shall 
now merely allude to the fact that the ' de ' was omitted at an 
early period, and the name received its present form. This 
change took place previous to 1445, as appears from its form in 
the following extract from the inquisitions, 'ad quod Damnum.' 
(Calendarum Rotularum Chartarum et inquisitionum ad quod 
Damnum, A. 19-23, Henry VI., No. 93, p. 385. The inquisitions 
ad quod Damnum were commenced in the first year of the reign 
of Edward II., 1307, and ended in the 38th of Henry VI.. 1460. 
They were taken by virtue of writs directed to the escheator of 
each county, when any grant of a market, fair, or other privileges, 
or license of alienation of lands was solicited, to inquire by a jury 
whether such grant of alienation was prejudicial to the king or 
others, in case same should be made.) ' Inquisitio capta apud 
Watlington in com' Oxen tertio die Aprilis anno, etc., vicesimo 
tertio coram magro Rico' Lowe, at aliis commissionaris dui. 
Regis, ad enquirend, de omnibus illus bonis at catalis Elizabethae 
que fuit uxor Reginald Barantyn quam Joh'es Upham nuper duxit 
in ux'em et ad manus Joh'es Tycheborn ut diceter devenerunt,' etc. 
In this case the name is written simply, John Upham." 

" John Upham " — of New England — " and Lieut. Phineas, his 
son added without doubt the final e to their names, in accordance 
with the custom of the age of Elizabeth, of giving this termination 
to many words. This letter was subsequently dropped and the 
name assumed the original form." 

Upham Genealogy. 


'*We now turn to consider the origin of the name Upham as a 
local designation. We find it used to indicate a place as early 
as the time of King Edward the Confessor (1041 to 1061), 
in the following passage from Doomsday Book (vol. 2, p. 36): 
' Vpham tenvit Edeva queda femina t'. r', p. dim. hid. 7. XXX. 
acr. mo. terr. Will, de Warrenna in dnio. val. X. sol.' This we 
suppose to mean that a certain woman Edeva, in the reign of King 
Edward the Confessor (t'. r'. e', tempora regis Edwardi), held ' in 
d'nio' the place called Vpham, it being seven half hides and thirty 
acres in extent, and lying in the manor of Will, de Warrenna. Val. 
X. sol. 

"This passage is thus referred to in the index to the same: 

'Locus Noia. 

Possession Genera. 
Terr, in d'nio. 





Possessor Nola. 


Will de Warrenna. 

" This tract of land held by Edeva, under the Confessor, bore, 
undoubtedly at that time, as well as at the period when the Dooms- 
day Book was made, the name Upham. This places the origin 
of the name previous to the battle of Hastings, thereby precluding 
the probability of a Norman origin, and compelling us to confine 
our investigations to the Anglo-Saxon. 

" In deciding upon the antiquity of this word, we must first as- 
certain if it be a compound or a primitive word. It might be 
formed by uniting the Anglo-Saxon words. ' Up, an adjective, 
signifying exalted, high, elatus,' and ' Ham in the names of places 

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denoting a home, dwelling, village. ' — BoswortJis Dictionary of the 
Anglo-Saxon Lang.; Ray's Proverbs and Obsolete Words. Lond. 
1768, p. 125. Analogy favors this theory of the origin of the 
word Upham, for many names of towns, having such a termination, 
are evidently compounds in 'ham.' 

" Our own opinion, however, founded on reasons now to be ad- 
duced, is, that the word Upham is primitive, as old as the language 
itself, and perhaps of Celtic, or even earlier origin, i. Because it is 
used in the earliest records, to designate an extensive tract of land ; 
a word the type of which existed in the language, and when ap- 
plied to land would express an inherent quality. This word is 
' Upha, Above, Super., Lye.' — BoswortJis Diet.., A. S. Lang. We 
regret to say that we have no means of ascertaining the date when 
this word was in use, as no authority is given. Indeed, the author 
of the Anglo-Saxon Dictionary observes, concerning the authority 
for words: ' Some words are from Somner, Benson and Lye, for 
which no other authority can be found. The orthography, inflec- 
tion and meaning of these words are given without alteration, on 
the responsibility of these authors.' 2. Because the word, with 
but a slight alteration, as Hupham, occurs in the Hebrew (Numb. 
26:39), 3- cognate language. 

" These speculations in regard to the origin of the name are 
utterly fruitless in genealogical results, and leave us in doubt 
whether we should assign a Saxon or Norman origin to him who 
first assumed the name of Upham. 

"It may be proper in this connection to enumerate some of the 
places which now bear the name Upham. 

" Upham., a parish in the county of Hants, England, 65 miles 
from London, 3 N. N. W. from Bishops Waltham ; contained, in 
1843, 581 inhabitants. It was the birthplace of Dr. Young, the 
author of the ' Night Thoughts.' 

Upha7n, Tipperary county, kingdom of Munster, Ireland. A 
village in the parish of Killenaule, barony of Sleibhardagh. It is 
96 miles from Dublin, and with the parish contains 3,400 inhabit- 
ants. — Gortons Topog. Diet. 

Upham, Ecclesia de, is spoken of in the year 1422, as situated 

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In the Hundred of Kynwolmershee, in the county of Wilts. 
Kalenders and Inventories of his Majesty's Exchequei'^ vol. 2, 
p. 113. 

" It may also be proper to refer to works in which individuals 
of this name are mentioned. 

"Thomas Upham of Melverton, England, 1684, is mentioned 
by Joseph Besse, in his history of the Quakers (pp. 638-643) as 
one who suffered from religious persecution." 

" Proceedings in Chancery (Elizab., vol. 3, No. 19, 1587). Plain- 
tiff, Margaret Upham; defendant, Millissent Culleforde. Object 
of suit, to protect the plaintiff's title to the widow's estate. Prem- 
ises, a tenement and closes of land granted to the plaintiff's late 
husband, Thomas Upham. The defendant claims under another 
grant, alleged to have been made to her husband — county of 
Southampton, now Hants." 

This comprises all there is in Dr. Upham's *' Notices " bearing 
upon this subject. 

For some years I have carefully preserved every item of infor- 
mation, however unimportant, which may some time be found 
useful as an aid to the discovery of the origin of John Upham, 
the ancestor of the American Uphams; such items as have been 
gathered in this way are now recorded here for future reference, 
and with the hope that they may yet be useful in that direction. 
In this connection I will also note that Col. Joseph L. Chester — 
the well-known American genealogist, who recently died in Lon- 
don — wrote me not long before his death, as follows: 

" I have always taken notes of the name of Upham wherever I 
have met it, such as I have now scattered through my collections, 
which fill more than one hundred folio volumes. I do not know 
what I may already have about the Uphams, possibly all that is 
needed. From what is known, and what I know of the Upham 
family, I should think their origin here might be ascertained; and 
in the event of a search^, I should count pretty confidently on 

Previous to the above-mentioned correspondence, an effort 

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had been made to find the record of birth, and birthplace of John 
Upharn, through an English genealogist — of less note — who 
wrote: " In looking up the name, I find they were an old and 
respectable family, and lived principally at Wiveliscome, in Som- 
erset; a branch also lived at Coventry, in Warwickshire." 

The principal result of this was to obtain the following extracts 
from the wills of Upham in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 
Somerset House, London, between 1350 and 1660, viz.: 

1587. John Uphame of Brompton Ralph, in the parish of 
Wiveliscombe, Co. Somerset; names his wife Margaret, and chil., 
Joane, John and Edward. He held land also at Wiveliscombe, 

1587- Joane Upham, late of Dorchester, widow; she mentions 
no Uphams. 

1623. John Upham of Wiveliscombe, diocese of Bath and 
Wells; names, wife, Winifred, children, John — under 21, Jane, 
Agnes and Mary. Brothers, George and Thomas Upham. Broth- 
ers-in-law, Thomas, Darbaron and John Upham. 

1632. Christopher Upham of Wiveliscombe, Co. Somerset ; 
names, wife, Elizabeth, and children, Christopher and Henry, 
Witnesses to will, George and Roger Upham. Proved by relict. 

1633. William Upham of Coventry, Co. Warwick; named his 
children, Humphrey, John, Anne and Elizabeth; the last three under 
2 1. Sisters, Margery Holmes, Baddock and Dickens. Brothers, 
John Synalls and Pemberton. Cousin, John Atchinor.(?) 

1653. George Upham of Wiveliscombe, Somerset, yeoman; 
wife, Philip; children, Sisley, wife of John Burge; Petternill, wife 
of Hoyell; Anne, Judith, Mary and Alice. Mentions his kinsman 
John Upham of Whitefield. Brother-in-law, Nich. Snowe. Grand- 
children, Geo. Baker and Sedgeborow. 

1655. John Upham of Kinghampton, Co. Somerset— the elder; 
wife. Christian; son John, who had children, John, Joane and 
Christian. Nephew, Zacharias, son of sister Pulsford. 

In the pedigree of Wareham, of Compton, Devon and Osming- 
ton, Dorset, occurs : " Edw. Wareham of Osmington in com 

Dorset, married Phillipa, dau. of Upham of in com 

Som set.'' Their eldest grandson was born in 1600. 

Upham Genealogy. 15 

From the Registers of St. James, Clerkenwell, — now a part of 
London — Harl. Soc, Vol. II (1701-1754) christened: 

Nov. 21, 1729, Thomas, son of Abraham and Sarah Upom(sic). 

Jan. 29, 1732, YXizth Upham; "did not stay to give the Reg- 

Feb. 24, 1739, Isaac, son of Abraham and Elizabeth Upham; 
born 14 Feb. 

This correspondent also wrote: "There are Uphams living at 
Taunton and Wiveliscombe now (1877). There is no record of 
John Upham, born in the year 1597, in the parochial records of 
that year at Wiveliscombe. They were doubtless a Somerset 
family, and further information ought to be found among the 
wills at Wells. 

"Wiveliscombe is a market town, and has 2,735 inhabitants; it 
is remotely situated among the swelling hills, on one side of which 
it hangs, with its feet in the valley." (Handbook.) 

A correspondence with the clergyman at " Upham Rectory," 
Bishop Waltham, Hants, Eng., and with the clergyman at " Upham 
Glebe," Killenaule, County Tipperary, Ireland, shows that neither 
of these have been able to discover the origin of the name Upham 
as applied to those localities. 

The Bradenstock, to which Dr. Upham has referred as the first 
locality where the name has been found as applied to a family, is 
mentioned in Murray's Handbook — Wilts, Dorset, and Somerset, 
London, 1869, p. 7: " Bradenstoke, or Broadstoke, was one of 
the four religious houses which stood in the early times on, or 
near the banks of the Avon; the others were Malmsbury, Stanley, 
and Laycock. ' Its remains,' says the poet Bowles, ' yet appear 
conspicuous on the edge of that long sweep of hills which formed 
the S. W. bounds of the ancient forest of Brade?i, from whence 
the Danes descended like a storm, to lay waste the country about 
Chippenham and Laycock. It may be distinguished by the mossy 
buttresses and battlements afar off in the sunshine.' Bradenstock 
was founded A. D. 1142, for Augustine, or Black Canons, by Wal- 
ter d' Evreaux, father of Patrick, Earl of Salisbury, and grand- 
father of Ela, Longespie's wife. At the Dissolution, it was granted 

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to Rich. Perhall, and afterward belonged to Danvers, and Me- 
thuens, now to G. Goldney, Esq. 

" The remains of the priory are well worth inspection. They 
consist chiefly of the walls and roof of a fourteenth century hall, 
now cut up into several rooms. The very finely-carved oak roof, 
with the December ball flower on the beams, can only be seen in the 
garrets. At one end of the hall are the priors^ chambers, with cor- 
ner staircase and turret. A boss in the ceiling of the chief room 
bears the initial of Snow, the last prior. Beneath are vaulted cel- 
lars, temp. Richard 11. Close to the house is a plain fifteenth cen- 
tury barn, with a modern roof. 

" Dauntsey Station lies two and one-half miles to the right, and 
is four and one-half miles S. E. of Malmsbury, on Route I. Lon- 
don to Bath — Great Western Railway. It is eighty-seven and 
one-half miles from London.'" There is a church at Dauntsey. 

The following notes show a few individuals who have been heard 
of in recent years bearing this name in England: 

There was a James George Upham, of the hamlet of Ratcliffe, 
in the parish of Stepney, Co. Middlesex, Eng. (eldest son and heir 
apparent of James Upham of the same place, gentleman, by Sarah, 
his wife, second daughter and co-heir of Rev. Geo. Baxter, D. D., 
Rector of Glaston, Bucks, and Vicar of East Tilbury, Essex, and 
Margaret, his wife, one of the daus. of John Huxley of Wyer Hall, 
in the parish of Edmonton, Middlesex, Eng.), who took the name 
of Tatem only, in 1807. As per official records at College of Arms, 

Married: Isaac Guilleman, M. D., of Etham, June 8, 1839, to 
Anne Pierce, the daughter of John Upham of London, West India 
merchant. He was born January 25, 181 1; as per Guilleman Pedi- 

Married: Edward Upham, of St. Martins, Exeter, and Mary 
Hoblyn, Aug. 25, 1801; as per register Columb, St. Major, Corn- 

Married: Richard Helmbridge, of East Coker, Somerset, to 
Elizabeth Vpham, — apparently about 1560; as per Visitations. 

In 1873, was published in London, a " Return of Owners of 

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Lands in all the Counties of England." (The Metropolis ex- 
cluded.) This had the following Uphams only: " Mrs. Upham, 
Bridgewater, 116 acres; W. Upham, Taunton, 23 acres; Miss Up- 
ham, Taunton, i acre." 

In 1877, William George Upham, who was in business at 75 
High St., Hamstead, London, wrote that his father was Hugh 
Northam Upham, born in Taunton, Somerset ; where his father 
was also born, his name being AVilliam. William George had 
brothers in London: John Launcelot, Robert Northam, and Alfred 
Eugene Edward; all of whom were in business, or occupying posi- 
tions of some kind. Hugh Northam — father of this family — said 
the family was probably originally from Devonshire. He also said 
there were but few of the name in England, so far as he was aware, 
and these he believed all came from the same original family. A 
George Upham was also mentioned, living at Russell House, South 
End Road, Hampstead, London, N. W.; he had been a bookseller 
and publisher in Bond St., had also been at one time connected 
with the British Museum, and was from Devonshire. Further 
mention was made of Edwin and William Upham, of Taunton, — 
relatives of the writer — the latter of whom was town clerk at Taun- 
ton. William George Upham manifested an unusual degree of 
interest in the subject of the origin of the Uphams, and expressed 
his intention to investigate the matter, but I am not aware that he 
has ever paid farther attention to it. 

In 188 1, William Arthur Upham, of London (Atlas Assurance 
Company, Fire Dept., 92 Cheapside), also wrote, saying he was 
born in Taunton;, in 1 834 ; his father — then deceased — had been 
the town clerk at Taunton. He too was apparently quite inter- 
ested in the origin of the family, and expressed a purpose to give 
the matter his attention, but nothing more has come from him. 

In all probability the family has been located within twenty or 
thirty miles of Bath, for many generations. Edward Upham, 
bookseller, fellow of the Oriental Society, etc., was mayor of Bath, 
sometime about 1807; his obituary was in the Gentleman s Mag- 
azine about 1836. See, also, iVllibone's Diet, of Authors. He 
was author of several works, an important one of which was his 


i8 Upham Genealogy. 

"Sacred Book of Ceylon," in three octavo volumes. His brother 
was also a bookseller at Bristol. 

These notes are all given, not that they have a special value in 
themselves, but it is believed they might lead to something should 
a determined search at some time be entered upon, with a view to 
establishing the origin of the family and name in England. 

It may be well to also call attention to the work of John O'Hart: 
" The Irish Landed Gentry, when Cromwell came to Ireland." In 
this he gives the name as of Irish origin, and says on page i8o: 
" This sirname " — Upham — " is an anglicised form of the ancient 
Irish Uppain; a family descended from Ir, one of the sons of 
Milesius of Spain, a quo the Milesian Irish Nation."' But the only 
proof he offers is a reference to the locality in Ireland where the 
name appears — and which has been already mentioned here — 
and to the fact that a family of the name were living at Dublin, 
All his references go to show the English, and not the Irish 
origin, and are largely those already given in the foregoing; it is 
therefore concluded that such a theory is not tenable. The 
family mentioned as living in Dublin, as has been since learned, 
are obscure fishermen, with no knowledge of their ancestry, and 
are quite as likely to have been of English, as of Irish origin; 
though how the name got into Ireland is a matter for interesting 


Gilbert Nash, recording secretary of the Weymouth Historical 
Society, in the printed proceedings of that society (No. i), has 
recorded this: 

"The Rev. Joseph Hull, a native of Somersetshire, England, a 
graduate of St. Mary's Hall, Oxford, and a preacher of some 
celebrity in the south-west of England, having become dissatisfied 
with his position, or, inspired with a desire to see the new world 
just now dawning upon the eyes of Europe, and toward which so 
many of his friends and neighbors were flocking, resigned, in 1632, 
the rectorship of Northleigh, in Devon^ which he had held for 
eleven years, and gathering a company of devoted followers who 
were willing to share with him the dangers, difficulties and pleas- 
ures of this new and unknown country, set sail on the 20th of 
March, 1635, from Weymouth, in Old Dorset, for the lands of the 
Massachusetts Bay Colony. 

" The company consisted of twenty-one families — about one 
hundred and five individuals — with probably no more definite 
destination than that so generally indicated above, preferring to 
leave the precise spot of their location to the direction of Provi- 
dence. After a passage of forty-six days, a fair one for that 
period, with such vessels as they could command, and of which 
we have no further record, they passed in among the verdant 
islands of that beautiful bay, leaving on their left the bustling 
settlement of Hull, then a harbor for the inner plantations, and 
after a pleasant sail of about ten miles cast anchor before Gover- 
nor Winthrop's infant village of Boston. This was on the 6th of 
May, and it was not until July 2, that, with the permission of the 
General Court, they at length settled upon Wessaguscus as their 

20 Upham Genealogy. 

future home, the name of which, in pleasant memory of the port 
in Dorset they had so recently left, was changed to Weymouth, — 
a name it has honorably borne to the present time, with its orig- 
inal territory unchanged by addition or diminution. 

"This selection was a serious business for the new colonists, 
whose eyes were familiar only with the highly cultivated fields of 
old England, who knew little of the capacities of the soil upon 
which they now trod for the first time, of whose history they knew 
nothing, and whose outlines, even, they could hardly discern, so 
thickly were they wooded. 

" There was no lack in quantity of land, and but little dispute 
with respect to titles, owing to war and pestilence, which had 
nearly depopulated that section ; but there was a choice in quality 
and location, and even that must be left mainly, as they had from 
the first proposed, to the direction of Providence. So they sailed 
down the harbor, passing the many islands that dot so thickly its 
fair surface, and entering the estuary now called Fore River, came 
to anchor in a small cove about four miles from its mouth, after- 
ward known as Mill Creek, and not far from the spot where 
Weston's colony found a landing some thirteen years before. 

" Weymouth, even at so early a date, was not wholly a wilder- 
ness, for with the Weston settlement of 1622, that of the Gorges 
in the following year, scattered remnants of whose people yet re- 
mained upon the ground, and others who had since come in, quite 
a population had gathered within the limits of Wessaguscus, while 
the land had been so generally taken up, and the plantations were 
so closely connected that the new comers were obliged to make 
their settlement upon territory further to the southward. 

" The tract selected was situated southerly from Burying Hill 
(beyond which, to the north, were the larger portion of the older 
farms), with King Oak Hill for a central point, from whose sum- 
mit, seaward and landward extended a magnificent prospect of 
hill and stream, of forest and bay, not surpassed in natural beauty 
by the most favored landscapes of the old world. The temporary 
habitations of the Weymouth colonists of 1635 were located in the 
valley lying along its western base, reaching to Burying Hill. 

Upham Genealogy. 21 

Upon the latter were the meeting-house and watch-house, as well 
as the burying-place, while the farms were scattered for a distance 
to the west, south and east. The rude shelters first erected were 
replaced from time to time by more substantial and commodious 
structures built upon the farms themselves, when the lands had 
become better improved, and the danger from Indians less im- 

In a later paper, prepared by Mr. Nash, and read at the Nov., 
1882, meeting of the Weymouth Historical Society, and also at the 
Dec. — same year — meeting of the New England Historic-Gene- 
alogical Society in Boston, and published in the Weymouth Ga- 
zette, of February 23, 1883: he makes frequent mention of the 
Hull Colony, from which the following extracts have been made, 
the paper itself having a special reference to the history of the 
first church at Weymouth. 

"The Massachusetts Colonial Records (I. 149) state, under 
date of July 8, 1635, that 'there is a leave granted to twenty-one 
ffamilyes to sitt down at Wessaguscus.' Gov. Winthrop in his 
journal (I. 194) says, ^ at the court (5 mo. 8) Wessaguscus was 
made a plantation, a Mr. Hull, a minister in England, and twenty- 
one families with him, allowed to sit down there — after called 

" The very general assumption that there was no permanent 
settlement in Weymouth (using the name by which the town has 
since been known), previous to the arrival of the Hull company, 
in 1635, can hardly be sustained in the face of the very strong 
evidence to the contrary. C F. Adams, Jr., Esq., in his address 
delivered 4th July, 1874, at the celebration of the two hundred and 
fiftieth anniversary of the settlement of the town, and in his paper 
on the ' Old planters about Boston harbor,' read before the Massa- 
chusetts Historical Society, and published in its collections, proves 
conclusively that the Gorges company, which settled upon the 
deserted plantations of Thomas Weston's people, in September, 
1623, and which, it has usually been thought, was wholly broken 
up in the following spring, left a number of its emigrants there, 
who remained and become permanent settlers. These were joined 

22 ■ Upham Genealogy. 

from time to time by single families or small companies, until, 
upon the arrival of Mr. Hull's company, the settlement had attained 
quite respectable proportions. 

*' A careful analysis of the court and town records will show 
that, instead of the company from Weymouth, England, in 1635, 
being the first settlers, there were, at the date of its arrival, cer- 
tainly not less than fifty families, and perhaps seventy or eighty, 
already residing there; and it is more than possible that this was 
an important reason why this place was selected by this company 
for its settlement. A flourishing colony already established was 
sufficient evidence of good soil, a good location, a favorable posi- 
tion for trade with the Indians, and for communication with other 
plantations about the bay; besides, and this was no insignificant 
matter in those days, the protection thus afforded from the sav- 
ages. More than this, probably many of the previous settlers 
were relatives or friends of the later arrivals. 

" The similarity of name, and of the localities of some whose 
former residences are known, give color to this probability; and 
the name Weymouth, given at this time, 1635, to the plantation, 
may not be wholly owing to the influx of new people sailing from 
Weymouth, in Dorset, but to the calling up of old memories in 
the minds of the previous settlers, who, years before, sailed from 
the same port and perhaps lived there. 

"An examination of the public records will afford evidence, 
surprising in value and volume, of this early and continued settle- 
ment. Although the earliest record in the archives of the town 
bears date loth Dec, 1636, and very few entries are prior to 
1644-5, yet there are those undated that are probably earlier, and 
these, with the evidence reflected from the later dates, together 
with corroboration received from other and contemporaneous 
sources, give additional and strong proof in support of the same. 

" Thus we have the Gorges colony in 1623, the arrival of anew 
company from Weymouth, England, the following year, the capture 
of Morton in 1628, the visit of Governor Winthrop in 1632, the 
tax lists of the Massachusetts Bay Colony for 1630, and onwards, 
which include Wessaguscus, and the incidental mention from con- 

Upham Genealogy. 23 

temporaneous sources covering nearly the intervening time. These 
afford a firm basis upon which to rest an earlier settlement than 
that of the Hull company. 

" Of the settlers who were here in 1628 and '30, we know very little 
beyond the fact that they Avere here at that date, and that Thomas 
Morton, of Mount Wollaston, of unpleasant memory, was on inti- 
mate terms with some of them, and was arrested by the Plymouth 
authorities, while on a visit here in 1628. Our facts relating to 
the early settlement are briefly these. A permanent settlement in 
the fall of 1623, by Col. Robert Gorges, continued additions during 
the next four years, the arrest of Morton, casual mention for the 
following three years, the visit of Governor Winthrop, on his way 
to and from Plymouth, in 1632, record of births in 1633, and the 
colonial tax lists from 1630 onwards until the erection of the set- 
tlement into a plantation, with the right of a deputy to the General 

" There are reasons why the early contemporaneous records and 
writers so seldom mention this town and its affairs, in the fact of 
its different origin, the marked jealousy, not to say unkind feelings 
which the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay Colonies regarded it. 
It had a more commercial element in its constitution. It was, 
also, in its incipience, episcopal in its ecclesiastical relations, which, 
although gradually relaxing, carried enough of the flavor of the 
' establishment ' with it to make it any thing but palatable to the 
taste of their puritan and independent neighbors. The relation 
then existing between them and their neighbors about the Bay we 
cannot determine with certainty now, but we may judge something 
of what they were by the casual mention, and the incidental ex- 
hibitions of feeling, cropping out but too frequently. 

"On the 2d of September (1635) the name of the settlement 
was changed to Weymouth, and it was made a plantation, with a 
privilege of a deputy to the General Court. Mr. Hull was also 
made a freeman at the same time. His first grant of land is re- 
corded, as in Weymouth, 12th June, 1636. The same year he also 
received a grant of land at Hingham. In 1637, he was reported 
as being still in Weymouth, while the same year, probably later 

24 Upham Genealogy. 

and transiently, he is named among the list of first settlers in 
Salem. He was also heard from about the same time preaching 
at Bass River, Beverly. In September, 1638, he was chosen 
deputy to the General Court from Hingham, and was also ap- 
pointed a local magistrate for the same town. In 1639, he was 
again elected its deputy to the General Court. Fifth May of that 
year, he preached his farewell sermon in Weymouth, and later, in 
the same month, is heard from at Barnstable, in Plymouth Colony, 
making a settlement." 

*' His sojourn at Barnstable was a short and stormy one, for he 
had hardly become settled there with his little company " (this 
has not reference to the original company which came with him to 
Weymouth), " when the territory was entered upon by Rev. Mr. 
Lothrop and his flock from Scituate. Mr, Hull was made a free- 
man of Plymouth Colony, in December, 1639. There seems to 
have been trouble in the Barnstable church, and Mr. Hull preached 
at Yarmouth so acceptably, that early in 1641 he received a call 
from the church there, which he promptly accepted, and for which 
he and his wife were excommunicated by the Barnstable church. 
On this account perhaps, and possibly from the influence of the 
Plymouth authorities, who appear to have tfccome hostile to him, 
his stay at Yarmouth was of short duration, for we find him as a 
preacher at the Isle of Shoals, in March, 1642. He seems not yet 
to have wholly abandoned the Plymouth Colony, for, nth March, 

1642, his wife renews her covenant with the Barnstable church, 
and 7th March, 1643, a warrant for his arrest is issued by the court, 
' should he continue his ministrations as minister or magistrate in 
that colony.' His troubles there appear to have been adjusted, 
for he was received back into the Barnstable church loth August, 

1643. He now bids farewell to that colony, and we next hear of 
him as preaching at York, Maine, where, or in that vicinity, he re- 
mained for eight or ten years, subject however to the not very 
friendly attentions of his Massachusetts Bay Colony acquaintances. 
He afterward returned to England, and was, in 1659, rector of St. 
Buryan's, Cornwall, where he remained about three years, when 
his name appears among the ejected ministers under the ' St. Bar- 

Upham Genealogy. 25 

tholomew Act.' He again took refuge in America, where he was 
found, 1665, the year of his death, once more at the Isle of Shoals, 
having been driven from Oyster River by the Quakers. 

''Mr. Hull was born in Somersetshire, England, in 1594; was 
educated at Oxford University, St. Mary's Hall, where he grad- 
uated in 1614; became rector at Northleigh, Devon, in 162 1, which 
position he resigned in 1632, when he commenced gathering from 
his native county and those surrounding it, the company with which 
he sailed from Weymouth, Dorset, 20th March, 1635. 

" ' Mr, Hull,' says Mr. Savage, 'came over in the Episcopal in- 
terest ' and his sympathies appear to have leaned in that direction, 
although while in America he was professedly a non-conformist, or 
Independent; hence, probably, the jealousy and petty persecution 
which followed him with more or less virulence, during the greater 
part of his residence on these shores. He was a man of worth and 
learning by the admission of Hubbard. He must have been a 
popular man from his success in securing followers to make up his 
company of emigrants, and his selection by the voice of his con- 
stituents at three different elections as deputy to the General Court, 
twice at Hingham, and once at Barnstable. He must have been 
an acceptable preacher from the eagerness with which his services 
were sought. Dr. Mather places him among 'our first good men ' 
and Pike, his successor at Dover, re members him as ' a reverend 
minister,' while Governor Winthrop says he was ' a very contentious 
man.' Possibly the worthy Governor may not have been quite 
free from prejudice against the free-spoken, independent minister, 
with Episcopal antecedents and tendencies. Yet the frequent re- 
movals, numerous troubles, vexations and lawsuits, certainly give 
room for the Governor's opinion. No fault seems to have been 
found with his moral or religious character, but he was certainly 
unfortunate in this country by having circumstances so often against 
him, or in having so many bad neighbors. It is somewhat doubt- 
ful whether he was ever settled over the church at Weymouth." 

This somewhat detailed account of Mr. Hull, and his affairs, is 
preserved for the reason that it will naturally be of interest to the 
descendants of the members of the Hull Colony; and it may in- 

26 Upham Genealogy. 

dicate, to some extent, what was perhaps the general character of 
his followers, though his relations with them appear to have ceased 
not very long after reaching at Weymouth. 

The following is a complete list of the Hull company, with care- 
ful notes of correction by Mr. Rufus King, of Yonkers, N. Y., the 
name of whose ancestor appears therein. Mr. King has circulated 
copies of this list among the parishes in England, in which it is 
probable the company was organized, with a view to the identifica- 
tion of his ancestor. Mr. Robt. B. Hull, of New York, a descendant 
of the Rev. Joseph Hull, has also endeavored to ascertain as much 
as possible with reference to the origin of these people. He says: 
" Several of the emigrants came from Broudway in Somerset,^' and 
thinks, " the name of Robert Dabyn should be Robert Davys; 
Whitemarke, should be Whitemarsh; George Allen was an old 
man, aged 67 in 1635. He had been preceded by two sons, by a 
first wife, Henry and Samuel, who came in 1629-30. ' Poole,' says 
Porter, ' was born in Batcombe, Somerset,' but Baylie derives the 
family from Taunton; John Upham is mentioned in 'News from 
New England; ' Hoble should be Hubble; Huste should be Harte; 
Woodcooke should be Woodcock; Porter's age should be 23, or 
;^^- Thoroughgood was probably a brother, or relative, of the 
courtier Sir John, was appointed clerk for license to persons going 
abroad, 19th Nov., 1631. These emigrants were joined on this side 
of the water by Edward Bennett, Mr. Thomas Jenner, sen., Thomas 
White, William Frye, Thomas Rawling, or Rawlings, Richard Syl- 
vester, William Smith, Wright, Thomas Applegate, Clement 

Briggs, Arthur Warren, Edmond Harte, Stephen French, and 
others. I conjecture that most, if not all the first settlers of Wassa- 
guscus were West country people, and came from that point where 
the counties of Somerset, Dorset, and Devon join." 

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Bound for New England. 

[Reprinted from John Camden Hotten's " Original Lists of Persons of 
Oualit)'; Emigrants; Religious Exiles, &c. who went from Great Britain to 
the American Plantations, from 1600 to 1700."] 

y« 20"^ of 
March, 1635* 

1 Joseph Hall of Somers* a Ministr aged 40 year 

2 Agnis Hall his Wife aged 25 y'" 

3 JoANE Hall his daught'" aged 15 Yeare 

4 Joseph Hall his sonne aged 13 Yeare 

5 Tristram his son aged ....11 Yeare 

6 Elizabeth Hall his daught^ aged 7 Yeare 

7 Temperance his daught'' aged 9 Yeare 

8 Grissell Hallj his daughf aged 5 Yeare 


9 Dorothy Hall! his daught^ aged 3 Yeare 

10 Judeth French his s'vamt aged 20 Yeare 

11 John Wood his s'vaunt aged 20 Yeare 

12 Rob"^ Dabyn his s'vamt aged 28 Yeare 

13 MusACHiELL Bernard of batcombe Clothier 

in tlie County of Somersett 24 Yeare 

14 Mary Bernard his wife aged 28 yeare 

15 John Bernard his sonne aged 3 Yeare 

16 Nathaniell liis sonne aged i Yeare 

17 Rich: Persons Salter & his s'vant: 30: yeare 

18 Francis Baber Chandler aged 36 yeare 

19 Jesope Joyner aged 22 Yeare 

20 Walter Jesop Weaver aged 21 Yeare 


21 Timothy Tabor of Som's*^ of Batcombe 

taylor aged 35 Yeare 

22 Jane Tabor his Wife aged 35 Yeare 

23 Jane Tabor his Daugh*^^ aged 10 Yeare 

24 Anne Tabor his daught"": aged 8 yeare 

25 Sarah Tabor his daught"" aged 5 Yeare 

[Really 1635-6.] 

t [So in the original.] 

28 » Upham Genealogy. 

26 WiLLM Fever his s'vaunt aged 20 Yeare 

27 Jn°: Whitmarck aged 39 yeare 

28 Alce Whitmarke his Wife aged 35 yeare 

29 Jm°* Whitmarke his sonne aged 11 yeare 

Waymouth 30 Jane his daught"" aged 7 Yeare 

31 OusEPH [or Onseph] Whitmarke his sonne 

aged 5 yeare 

32 Rich: Whytemark his sonne aged 2 Yeare 
;^^ WiLLM Read of Batcombe Taylor in 

34f Som's" aged 28 Yeare 

35 Susan Read his Wife aged 29 Yeare 
2,6 Hanna Read his daugh*^ aged 3 yeare 

37 LusanJ Read his daught"" aged i yeare 

38 Rich: Adams his s'vante 29 Yeare 

39 Mary his Wife aged 26 yeare 

40 Mary Cheame his daiight'' aged i yeare 

41 Zachary Bickewell aged 45 Yeare 

42 Agnis Bickwell his Wife aged 27 yeare 

43 Jn° Bickwell his sonne aged 11 year 

44 Jn** Kitchin his servaunt 23 yeare 
46§ George Allin aged 24 Yeare 

47 Katherin Allyn his Wife aged 

30 yeare 

48 George Allyn his sonne aged 16 yeare 

49 Willm Allyn his sonne aged 8 year 
50: Mathew Allyn his sonne aged 6 yeare 

51 Edward Poole his s'vaunt aged 26 yeare 

52 Henry Kingman aged 40 Yeares 

53 JOANE his wife beinge aged 39 

54 Edward Kingman his son aged 16 year 

55 JOANE his daughf aged 11: yeeare 

56 Anne his daughr aged. . . .9 Yeare 

* [Sic. But doubtless intended for John.] 

t [It will be noticed that No. 34 is placed against the name of a place instead of that of 
a person. 
t [Probably intended for Susan.] § [There is no 45.] 

Upham Genealogy. 29 

57 Thomas Kingman his sonne aged 7 Yeare 

58 John Kinghman his sonne aged 2 yeare 

59 J*^ Ford his servaunt aged 30 Yeare 

60 William Kinge aged 40* Yeare 

61 Dorothy his wife aged 34 yeare 

62 Mary Kinge his daughf aged 12 year 
6^ Katheryn his daught'" aged 10 Yeare 

64 WiLLM Kinge his sonne aged 8 year 

65 Hanna Kinge his daught'": aged 6 year 
66f Somm'. [Somerset.] 

Thomas Holbrooke of Broudway aged 34: yeare 

67 Jane Holbrooke his wife aged 34 yeare 

68 John Holbrooke his sonne aged 11 yeare. 

69 Thomas Holbrooke his sonne aged 10 yeare 

70 Anne Holbrooke his daught'' aged 5 yea[rej 

71 Elizabeth his daught^ aged i yeare 

72 Thomas Dible husbandm aged 22 yeare 

73 Francis Dible soror aged 24 Yeare 

74 Robert Lovell husbandman aged 40 year 

75 Elizabeth Lovell his Wife aged 35 yeare 

76 Zacheus Lovell his sonne 15 yeares 
78J Anne Lovell his daught*": aged 16 yeare 

79 John Lovell his sonne aged 8 yeare 
Ellyn his daught^ aged . . . i yeare 

80 James his sonne aged i yeare 

81 Joseph Chickin his servant 16 year 

82 Alice Kinham aged 22 yeare 

8;^ Angell Hollard aged ... 21 yeare 

84 Katheryn his Wife 22 yeare 

85 George Land his servaunt 22 yeare 
S6 Sarah Land§ his kinswoman 18 yeare 

87 Richard Joanes of Dinder 

* [Or 30. One fi^re is written over the other, and it is impossible to tell which is the 

t [Thus in the original. This number should evidently come against the next line.] 
+ [There is no No. 77; but it will be observed that two lines below there is a name 
without number.] § [Originally written Lang.] 


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Rob' Martin of Badcombe husbandm 44 
HuMFREY Shepheard liusbandm.. 32 
John Vpham hasbandman ....... 35 

JoANE Martyn 44 

Elizabeth Vpham 32 

John Vpham Jun 07 

William Graue [Grave] 12 

Sarah Vpham 26 

Nathaniell Vpham 05 

Elizabeth Vpham 03 

Richard Wade of Simstuly 

Cop [Cooper] aged 60 

Elizabeth Wade his Wife 6f 

Dinah his daugh'' 22 

10 1 Henry Lush his s'vant aged 17 

102 Andrewe Hallett his s'vaunt 28 

John hoble husbandm 13 

Rob'^ Huste husbandm 40 

John Woodcooke ■ 2 

Rich Porter husband 3 

Cleark to EDW: 











To Trace your Ancestry: From the index, find your name with 
the children of yowx father s family. Take the serial number which 
you will find at the left of your father's name, and look back into 
■the next earlier generation until the same number appears again, 
which will be opposite your father's name as one of the children 
in his fathers (your grandfather's) family. Then take the serial 
number at your grandfather's name and find it in the next earlier 
generation among the children; the head of this family will be 
yovcc great-grandfather. Continue this method until you reach the 
name of John Upham, No. i, and your line of descent will be de- 
veloped. You will then be able to trace the X\\\t forivard, from 

* [This number should be in the line above.] 

t [Sic. in orig.] 

Upham Genealogy. 31 

John Upham to yourself, through the same numbers which you 
used in going backward. 

The exponent figures placed over the names inclosed in brackets 
indicate the generations, and the names the ancestors, through 
which the line has descended. 

The Roman numerals with the children's names simply indicate 
the order of birth in that particular family. 
The following abbreviations have been used: 

b., born. unm., unmarried, 

m., married. (i), first marriage, 

d., died. (2), second marriage. 


I. John Upham was the first to bear his name in America, 
and so far as known, he was the ancestor of all who have since had 
the name in this country.* He was born in England, probably 
in Somersetshire; but of his origin, or ancestry, nothing is known. 
He came to Weymouth with the Hull Colony, a record of which 
has already been given, and according to which, the family at that 
time consisted of the following members: 

John Upham, age 35 ; John Upham, jr., age 7 ; 

Elizabeth Upham, age 32 ; Nathaniel Upham, age 5 ; 

Sarah Upham, age 26 ; Elizabeth Upham, age 3. 

As will be observed, his age is given as thirty-five at that time, 
according to which he would have been born in the year 1600; 
the record on his gravestone would make his age three years 
more, but this is probably a mistake, for the age as given by him- 
self, — as this must have been — in his early years, would without 
doubt be more reliable than one which was recorded after his 
death, and also the death of most of the members of his family. 
From other sources, we know that the name of his wife was Eliza- 
beth, and so assume the Elizabeth above p,ientioned was his wife, 
her age at that time being thirty-two. Sarah Upham, age 26, was 
likely his sister; there is no further record of her in connection 
with the family, that has been discovered, John, Nathaniel, and 
EHzabeth were unquestionably his children, subsequent mention 
proves them to have been such. His wife, Elizabeth, was the 

*There are some who have received this name through adoption, whom this does not in- 
clude of course- 

34 Upham Gexealogy. 

mother of all his children, unless, which is not probable, and there 
is nothing: to indicate, there was an earlier marrias-e in England. 

With regard to his wife: her name is assumed to have been Webb, 
for the will of Richard Webb has this : " Also I appoint and design 
my loving friends, Deacon John Upham, of Maiden, Deacon Clapp 
and Lieut. Clapp, to be my executors,'"' etc. This dated July 21, 
1659, while in the same record, and bearing the same date, is the 
following: "Joseph Webb being before me, the magistrate, de- 
clared that he chose his Uncle Upham, Lieut. Clapp, and Deacon 
Clapp, whom his father appointed executors of his will, to be guar- 
dians," etc. John Upham, to have been the uncle of Joseph, the 
son of Richard Webb, must either have married the sister of the 
said Richard Webb, or Richard Webb must have married the sister 
of John L'pham. There is no record of the death of John L^p- 
ham's wife Elizabeth, though as will appear later, he contracted 
another marriage in his old age, in 1671. 

Mr. Wymansays: " Deeds and probate records show that Deacon 
John Upham was brother-in-law to Joanna, wife of Robert ]\Iartin, 
of Rehoboth, and to Richard Webb, of Weymouth.'' 

On the second day of September, 1635, John L'pham was ad- 
mitted freeman, at Weymouth, at the same time with the Rev. 
Joseph Hull, and others of the Hull company. This was also the 
date on which the name of the place was changed from Wessagus- 
cus to Weymouth, and it was made a plantation at the same time, 
vriih the privilege of a deputy to the General Court. From this 
date the members of this company appear to have been an im- 
portant element in that community. 

Mr. Xash, the Weymouth chronicler, thus indicates the condi- 
tion of affairs at Weymouth on the arrival of the Hull company: 
" If it were the usual custom in the settlement of this country to 
form churches immediately after taking permanent possession, 
and of this there can be little doubt, then Wessaguscus should 
have had a church several years at least before the arrival of the 
Rev. Joseph Hull. 

"With the Gorges company, in the autumn of 1623, came Rev, 
William Morrell, their minister, a clergyman of the established 

Upham Genealogy. 35 

church. He appears to have been a quiet, scholarly gentleman, of 
cultivated tastes and renned habits, much better f.tted for the duties 
and enioyments of an English rectory, than to found and build 
up a church in the rough settlements of a new country. He 
could better enjoy the congenial society of his equals, at nome. 
than g^uide the rude. indeper.der,t minds of those who consur-ted 
his companions in this, to him. wholly unknown enterprise. T.te 
whole plan of the undertaking was conceived and startec ir. a 
spirit particularly unconscious o: the real position or aUairs 
where it was to be executed. It was a paper campaign, projected 
by an unpractical general, and entrusted to incompetent officers. 
As such the result was inevitable failure. It was started ^-th 
organization and machinery- enough to carry on a cctny ct tr.e 
greatest magnitude after years ot successtul growth; anc in orcer 
to give it dignity and importance, and to secure the favor or t.te 
home government, its ecclesiastical character and position v>-ere 
well cared for in the plan. Mr. Mirrell was t.teir minister, suni- 
cient for the needs of its nrst company. He was the pioneer to 
whom was entrusted all of the prelimmar}- work that was to 
speedily result in a flourishing bishopric, and as suc.i -ie was 
clothed with ample powers, with full control 01 a., tr.e i-i.:r::its 
present and in immediate prospect upon these shores. Tne rea^rv" 
soon satisfied him that the plan was a failure, or that he was not 
the man to execute it. A rigorous climate, an mnospitao.e coast. 
and the companionship of uncongenia. spirits were niire t-ian r.e 
had bargained for and more than he coula Dear. ^^ itn tne cis- 
couragements of manv of his associates ne sympathized. Tnus 
we find that he remained with his charge aoout a year anc a .la.: 
and then sailed to England, sailing from PhTnouth: having had 
the rare good sense and discretion to keep his ecclesiasncal powers 
and authority to himself, for he did not in the least degree attempt 
to exercise these, although they were so large, snowing them only 
when about to leave. 

" With this mar\-ellous prospect before mm when ne undenook 
the position, and the facilities given him to carry out almost any 
ideas he may have entertained respecting nis ecc.esiastica- vvrri. 

36 Upham Genealogy. 

however extravagant they may have been, is it presumptuous to 
suppose that he did not neglect the very first step necessary to 
carry out the plan of the enterprise, which would be the formation 
of a local church? We have no positive evidence that he did this, 
but the probabilities would certainly seem to favor such a proceed- 
ing. Without such an organization he could hope to accomplish but 
little; with it he would have made a beginning and laid the founda- 
tions, at least, upon which to erect the imposing structure, that had 
filled the minds of the original projectors in England." 

Mr. Nash then refers to a passage in " Prince's Chronicles," 
relating to this settlement, which he says, "seems not to be 
credited by Mr. Adams, yet it is of such a nature that we can 
hardly pass it by as entirely without foundation.'^ The passage 
is this : " This year comes some additions to the few inhabitants 
of AVessaguscus, from Weymouth, England, who were another sort 
of people than the former." Then in brackets ["and on whose 
account I conclude the town is since called Weymouth"]. To 
which is appended the following note: " They have the Rev. Mr. 
Barnard, their first non-conformist minister, who dies among them. 
But whether he comes before or after 1630, or when he dies is yet 
unknown, nor do I anywhere find the least hint of him, but in the 
manuscript letter taken from some of the oldest people of Wey- 

Mr. Nash says further: " This statement is a very important 
one, and would seem to be entitled to more weight than Mr. 
Adams is inclined to allow it. Rev. Thomas Prince was born 15th 
May, 1687, and was old enough before their decease, to know many 
of those who were the children of the very earliest settlers of the 
town. Mr. Prince himself does not appear to doubt its correct- 
ness, but is surprised to find no mention made of the company and 
the minister, Mr. Barnard, in contemporaneous writers. As be- 
fore intimated, satisfactory reasons could no doubt be found for 
such omissions were the relations between the few scattered set- 
tlements of this time known to us. 

"We have no further record of church or minister until 1635, 
when permission was given, 8th July, by the General Court, for 

Upham Genealogy. 37 

Rev. Joseph Hull and twenty-one families to sit down at Wessa- 

" Rev. Mr. Morrell, it is admitted, came to this town in the 
Episcopal interest. He was a clergyman of the established church, 
clothed with extraordinary powers to form, govern and perpetuate 
churches of that communion. ^Vhatever influence he exerted 
was in favor of the extension and strengthening of that organiza- 
tion. His people were in sympathy with him in this matter, and 
if he founded a church here it was of that denomination; if he 
did not, he left influences behind him that would naturally work 
toward the accomplishment of that purpose, and these influences 
would as naturally continue to operate while these settlers formed 
an important element in that community; they would of necessity 
oppose the ecclesiastical systems of the Plymouth and Bay colo- 
nies, then or soon after to become their neighbors. While the 
settlement was one, before the arrival of Gov. AVinthrop and the 
rapid increase of settlements around the Bay, there was nothing 
to call up this feeling of opposition, for the few emigrants who 
came from time to time, even if their sympathies were at variance 
with the previous settlers, had enough to do to look after their 
own affairs; besides, the colony was not strong enough to quarrel. 
The arrival of Gov. Winthrop, the establishment of the colonial 
government, and the large tide of emigration that set in imme- 
diately after, had its effect upon the little plantation at Wessa- 
guscus. The favorable situation, and the already established 
community, drew in many new settlers from other points, and the 
influence of the government and the religious system it supported, 
soon made itself felt, and with the little assistance derived from 
these sources, became at length predominant. Still the old feel- 
ing of loyalty to the Church of England and to the Gorges com- 
pany was powerful enough to form a strong party. 

" This was the position of affairs when, in the summer of 1635, 
the arrival of Mr. Hull and his score of families introduced a new 
element of discord into the already divided community. The new- 
comers, not in full sympathy with either faction, deemed them- 
selves strong enough and of sufficient importance to have at least 

38 Upham Genealogy. 

an equal voice in the councils of the town, and as there was no 
minister at their coming, and as they brought one ready-made at 
their hands, what better could they do than accept him for all ? 
This at once aroused the opposition of the older settlers, and 
measures were immediately taken to prevent such a result. The 
friends of the government seem to have been the strongest and 
most energetic. They select Mr. Thomas Jenner, a recent emi- 
grant to Dorchester, and invite him to take the field in opposition, 
which he was very ready to do, for we find him here the year 
following. Success appears to have followed the movement, for 
Mr. Hull virtually retires from the contest, as the records show 
him in 1636 and 1637 as a candidate for the ministerial position 
in other places, and soon, with a sufficiently permanent location 
in the neighboring town of Hingham, to become its deputy to the 
General Court. Still he does not appear to have wholly relin- 
quished his claim to the Weymouth pulpit, for it was not until 
1639 that he preached his farewell sermon. 

"The jealousy of the original settlers of any authority below 
the Crown, outside of their own patent, may have prevented as 
close an intimacy with the neighboring plantations as would other- 
wise have existed; and this would furnish a reason why it is so 
seldom mentioned by them in connection with their own affairs. 
However this may be, the authority of the colonial government 
was gradually extended over the settlement, and the people sub- 
mitted with the best grace they could, but not without an occa- 
sional exhibition of the old spirit by way of protest. The town 
was reorganized, its name changed, and the privilege of a deputy 
to the General Court granted to it in the summer and fall of 1635. 
At once the three opposing elements show themselves, and the 
little town chooses three deputies, instead of the one to which it 
was entitled. Capt. John Bursley represents the original settlers, 
Mr. Wm. Reade those who favor the colonial government, while 
Mr. John Upham is the selection of the Hull emigrants, and, as 
has been the case in some later days, the patronage of the ruling 
power proves the most powerful, and Mr. Reade retains his seat, 
while his two competitors quietly retire." 

Upham Genealogy. 39 

So much of these early troubles at Weymouth as it appears 
John Upham was identified with, have been shown, but the record 
of this will not be continued. This at least indicates the condition 
of affairs with the Hull company, as well as the standing of John 
Upham among those who must have known him best at that time. 

The following is a transcript from the Weymouth records : 
" 1636. At a meeting in the town of Weymouth, holden the 12 of 
June, Voted, That for the great lotts we should lott unto every 
compleate person six acres, and to every half passenger under 
twelve years of age, to have three to a head. By all the freemen 
here present whose names are under written. And the place to 
begin is at the lower end of the fresh pond and to run eighty four 
Rodd eitherwards to the great plantation lotts." 
Edward Bennett, 18 acres, Mr. Jenner, Jr., 
Mr. Joseph Hull, 54 " Will. Reade, 

Henry Kingman, 42 
Mr. Jenner, Sr., 18 
Thomas White, 21 

Will. Fry, 12 

Edward Hunt, 18 

Thomas Rawlings, 12 

In this list those having the prefix of Mr. to their names were 
ministers, at least Mr. Hull and Mr. Jenner are known to have 
been such. 

The following is from Weymouth town records, page 28. 
" The Lands of John Upham." 

" Fower acres in Kingoak hill first given to himselfe, bounded 
on the East with Edmond Harts land, on the West with a hish- 
waie. Mr. Webbs land on the North. Thomas Rawlings on the 
South. Two acres in Harrises Rainge, Thos. Clifton's land on 
the East, a highwaie on the West, the land of Walter Harris on 
the North, of John Burge on the South. Two acres of Salt- 
marsh with a little island adjoining to it called burying Island, Mr. 
Newmands land on the East, the sea on the West. Enock Hunts 
on the South. Thirty acres in the greate lotts, the Pond on the 
East, the commons on the West, Steephen Hunt's on the North." 

Richard Sylvester 
Richard Addams, 
Will. Smyth, 
Steven Ffrench, 
John Upham, 30 








40 Upham Genealogy. 

These records for the years 1635-6. 

" King- oak Hill," mentioned above, is a sightly, beautiful hill 
overlooking Boston Bay. " Berrying Island " has a history; Wey- 
mouth was the second settlement in the colony, next after Ply- 
mouth. The first settlers have not been held in the highest repute 
— whether justly so or not, but they came there nevertheless. They 
landed upon this " burying island," and lived upon it, and near to 
it, in 1622-3. They had trouble with the Indians, and Miles 
Standish came from Plymouth to save them; the story of his march 
is historical. This company no doubt lived very near upon what 
was afterward the land of John Upham. 

It is probable that the differences among the residents at Wey- 
mouth were adjusted in some way, for the May after the Hull 
colony came, in 1636; John Upham was elected representative to 
the General Court, as appears from the records of the same, vol. 
I, page 128; this court holden in Boston. He was also elected 
representative to the second term of the court for the same year; 
but on petition was allowed to remain at home, as appears on 
page 133 of the same record. 

The same volume shows that for both terms of the General 
Court for 1637, and for the first term for 1638, held at Newton, 
he was one of the deputies from Weymouth. He was also deputy 
for 1639, and on the "5 day of the 9th month " of the same year 
he " was appointed to be in the place of Mr. Parker, who is gone 
to England, to order small business in the town of Weymouth." 

In 1640 his oldest son died, he who came from England, and is 
mentioned in the passenger list as aged seven; which fact appears 
by the following record of births, deaths, etc., in the City Com- 
missioner's office, Boston, Liber I, p. 67, viz.: 

"John Upham, sonne of John Upham, buried 5d. 4m. 1640." 

The following pleading was evidently drawn in November, 1640, 
and is from a " Note-Book kept by Thomas Lechford, Esq., Law- 
yer," etc., 1638-1641 (p. ^:^S, MS. p. 187). 

Upham Genealogy, 41 

" To the right worll the Governor Council & Assists of this 

"The Complaint of Richard Lang of Weymouth in NE Clap- 
Board ryver against John Upham and Willm Smith in behalf of 
themselves & the rest of the freemen of the said Towne of Wey- 

" Sheweth that this Complt hath bin an Inhabitant in Weymouth 
aforesaid by the space of six years last past or thereabouts and 
ought in right to have a share in the necke of land in Weymouth 
the said John Upham & W S & the rest of the said defendts wthout 
the generall Consent of the Towne made an agreement that the 
new planters with Richard Sylvester & Arthur Warren should have 
the said necke of land allotted among them and unjustly left out 
this Complts name saying that he was no planter and whereas this 
Complt should have had three acres of land at the least upon the 
plaine the Defendts have assigned him but two acres there And 
whereas the Pit had three acres of land going to the mill the said 
Defndts have unjustly given the same to Richard Knight And 
the said Defndts deteyne the Pits share of the medow grounds 
within the said towne wch should be three acres at the least And 
the said defendts have assigned and taken great lotts to themselves 
but have not assigned any lotts to the rest of the planters there. 
And they have unjustly given away lands out of this Complts and 
other men their rights And also have overrated this Complt and 
other inhabits there. Lastly the said defendts keepe the Towne 
booke disorderly some leaves having bin cutt & some blotts and 
other defects there are therein The Complt prayeth that the de- 
fendts may be enjoined to appeare at the next Court to answer the 
premises «& bring the said Towne booke wth them." 

(Note. — "I cannot find that this petition of Richard Lang was 
ever acted upon. John Upham and William Smith were both 
commissioners for Weymouth, and also deputies, and Warren and 
Sylvester were both well-known men ; so it is probable that the 
matter was passed over.) " 

In 1642, John Upham was one of the six who treated with the 
Indians for the lands at Weymouth, and obtained a title from 
them thereto ; concerning which Mr. Nash says : 

42 Upham Genealogy. 

" The original settlers at Wessaguscus, or Weymouth, were what 
would now be termed ' squatters,' and their titles simply those of 
possession, the real owners being the Indians, whose rights were 
general and not individual. The English titles were vested in gov- 
ernmental grants to the large companies like the Plymouth, the 
Gorges and the Massachusetts Bay. These early settlers came into 
the territory of Wessaguscus before it was fairly in the possession 
of either company, consequently they could only acquire such a 
title as the native holders could give them, to be confirmed by 
later authority, whatever that might be. Weymouth extinguished 
the Indian title to its territory by purchase; the deed bearing 
date 26th April, 1642, was executed by the resident chiefs, who 
sign themselves Wampetuc, alias Jonas Webacowett, Nateaunt and 
Nahawton, and is recorded among the Suffolk Deeds. Nateaunt's 
beach and probable camping ground was at the foot of Great Hill, 
in North Weymouth. The town was therefore now in position to 
confirm the planters in their possessions, and the existence of the 
list of possessions made soon after, seems to indicate that this was 

In 1643 John Upham is mentioned as one of the selectmen ; and 
in 1644, power was given him by the General Court in connection 
with two others, to " end small causes at Weymouth," 

His name is subscribed to the doings of the town, as one of the 
selectmen, for the years 1645, 1646, and 1647. The last entry of 
this kind to which his name is signed (p. 16, Weymouth Town 
Records, vol. I), is dated the 21st day of the twelfth month, 1647; 
and there is no doubt that he remained in Weymouth until the year 

During the next two years there has been no record of him found. 
But it is certain that at sometime between 1648 and 1650, he re- 
moved from Weymouth to Maiden, having been a resident of Wey- 
mouth, and connected with its affairs, for thirteen years or more. 

This removal probably took place in 1648 ; for in that year it 
appears " the town of Maiden was built on the north side of the 
Mystic river, by several persons from Charlestown, who gathered 
themselves into a church." He must have been a resident of Mai- 

Upham Genealogy. 43 

den as early as 1650, for the reason that a petition was signed by 
him as a selectman of Maiden, dated the 22d day of the first 
month, 1651 ; and it may be assumed that as he was a selectman 
so early in that year, he must have been an inhabitant certainly 
as early as the year 1650. 

The reason why he left Weymouth has never been discovered. 
The town records of Maiden, previous to 1678, have been lost, and 
we are thus deprived of a great source of information concerning 
him for the thirty years of his life between 1648 and 1678, Still, 
something has been learned concerning him during these years 
from other sources. 

Besides his signature as selectman in 165 1, as above noted, it is 
also found where he was a witness to a document, by which the 
bounds of Charlestown and Maiden were established. 

In 1652 no mention has been found of him except that a deed 
was signed in his presence ; though he was probably selectman 
that year, as he signed a petition as such in the year following, 1653. 
Sometime about 1654, he, with some others at Maiden, seems to 
have incurred the displeasure of the General Court; the offense 
being the electing of their own minister, without consulting the 
other churches. The General Court Records, Liber II, p. 273, 
have this: "In answer to the petition of Joseph Hill, Abraham 
Hill, John Waite, John Sprague, Ralph Shepherd, John Upham, 
James Green, Thomas Call, in which they humbly acknowledge the 
offence they gave to the court and several churches about the ordi- 
nation of Mr. Matthews, &c. And therein also craving a remit- 
ment of ^^13 6s 8d, part of a fine not yet satisfied, the court doth 
well approve, and accept of the petitioners' acknowledgment of 
their irregular actings in those times; but understanding that much, 
if not most, of the fine being paid for, and the rest is secured, of 
that should long since have been paid in, they see not cause to 
grant their request in that." 

In the year 1655, sixth month, his signature appears among the 
selectmen at Maiden; and in 1656, his name is mentioned as a 
witness to a deed only. 

In 1657, he, with two other persons, was appointed a commis- 

44 Upham Genealogy. 

sioner by the Supreme Court, " for ending small cases at Maiden 
for one year ensuing." His name is also appended to an inven- 
tory taken by him the eighth month of the year 1657. 

In 1658, in September, another inventory has his name appended; 
and his name is also signed as a witness to a deed drawn up the 
same year. 

April 5, T659, he was again appointed commissioner for Maiden 
by the Supreme Court; and also executor of the will of Richard 
Webb, and guardian of his son. 

In 1660 another inventory was taken by him. 

June 25, 1661, he was again appointed commissioner by the 
Supreme Court; and in the same year his name is signed to an in- 
ventory drawn by him. June 17, 1662, he was reappointed 
commissioner by the Supreme Court; also chosen as one of the 
grand jurors that year. 

No mention of his name is found in the records for the year 
1663; and for several years after, the information which might 
have been obtained from the Supreme Court Records is lost — 
Liber 2 having been destroyed by fire. 

In 1664, there is a conveyance of land to John Upham, and one 
from John Upham to his son Phineas. The year following his 
name appears as a witness to a deed; and in 1666, an inventory 
was taken by him. But in 1667 there is nothing on record con- 
cerning him. 

In 1668, an answer was returned to a petition presented to the 
General Court by John Upham and others, in behalf of the town 
of Maiden; his name also appears appended to an inventory drawn 
up by himself that year. In the next year there is nothing. In 
1670, he conveyed land to his son Phineas. 

In 167 1, Book 7, p. 224, Suffolk Deeds, has the following record: 

'John Upham — know all whom it may concern That whereas • 
there is a consummation of marriage intended between me John 
Upham, Sen. of Maiden in New England and Katherine Hollard 
widow and Relict of Angell Hollard late deceased I the said John 
Upham do hereby wholly disclaim and utterly refuse to receive 
and take any goods Estate or appurtenances any way whatsoever 

Upham Genealogy. 45 

belonging to the said Katherine and especially any money goods 
Estates or movables whatsoever that have been formerly or now 
are anyway belonging to the Estate of her former husband Angell 
Hollard. In witness whereof I set to my hand and seal this 14th 
day of August 1671 

" John Upham & a Seal 
** Signed and sealed before us Joshua Hubbart The mark Hof 
Hannah Long John Balantine. This deed of disclaim was ac- 
knowledged by John Upham to be his act and deed 23-6-167 1 

" R. Bellingham Governor 
"Recorded & compared 28th, 6m 167 1 O. S. 

"Grace Randall Clerk" 

That this marriage was actually consummated, the following 
imperfect record seems to indicate: 

^^ Marriages in Malde?i.'' 

''John Upham and Hollie, 6m. '71-" That is August, 

167 1, the year old style, commencing in March. 

Without doubt, this is the " Katheryn," wife of Angell *' Hol- 
lard,"" who is numbered 84 on the list of passengers from England 
in the Hull company. 

In 1672, there is a record of an inventory drawn up by him, but 
nothing of John Upham in 1673. In 1674, there is the record of 
another inventory made by him; but for the next three years — 
i675> '765 3.nd '77, there is nothing on record of him. Subsequent 
to this period, the town records of Maiden are extant, from which 
it is learned that '' Deacon John Upham " was moderator of the 
several town meetings for the years 1678, 1678-9, 1679, 1679-80 ; 
the last of which occurred on the 2d. Im. 1679-80, March 2, 1680. 

John Upham is mentioned in Lincoln's History of Worcester — 
p. 29 — as one of those interested in the settlement of Worcester 
in 1678. His will has not been found, and the foregoing mention 
embrace all the public notes which have been discovered concern- 
ing him. 

The only mention of his wife Elizabeth that has been found, 

46 Upham Genealogy. 

consists of incidental references; of which there are three, dated 
as follows: July 2, 1662; one in 1664; and the last, the 2d 
of December, 1670. There is no record of her death which 
has been found; she must have lived to reach the age of 67 
at all events, and she must have died at some time between 
Dec. 2, 1670, — the date of the last notice of her, — and Aug. 
14, 167 1, the date on which John Upham appears to be about 
contracting the marriage with Katherine Hollard. 

Concerning John Upham's son Nathaniel, who is first men- 
tioned as age 5, in the passenger list from England, there is the 
following information: He is afterward mentioned on the 4d. 
2mo., 1654; and next Dec. i, 1656; and in both these cases his 
name is mentioned in connection with that of his father, they as 
witnesses that certain testators are in sound mind, in fit condition 
to dispose of property, etc.; then at his marriage, viz.: 

" Marriages at Cambridge. " 
"Nathaniel Upham and Elizabeth Steadman, married March 
5th, 1661-2." Immediately after which is found the record of 
his death. 

" Deaths at Cambridge ^ 
" Nathaniel Upham, March ye 20th, 1661-2." 
He appears to have been a minister. It is recorded in the Rox- 
bury church chronicles, that in " March, 1661, Mr. Upham, who 
sometimes preached in Maiden, died in Cambridge." That he 
was a minister, also appears to be evident from the following ex- 
tract taken from the inventory of his goods and chattels: 
"By 13 bands and 10 pair of band strings, 
By a parcel of books of Mr. Brooks, 
By another parcel of books, 
By a parcel of Latin books. 
By a cithern and case to it." 
That he was the person who married Elizabeth Steadman, and 
the son of Deacon John Upham, of Maiden, is proven by a deed, 
soon after executed by John Upham, and of which the following 
is an extract: "and especially for the dear love and affection I 

Upham Genealogy. 47 

have unto my beloved daughter, Elizabeth Upham, the relict 
widow of my son, Nathaniel Upham, deceased, have given," etc. 
Dated July 2, 1662. There was no issue from this marriage; and 
the widow married Henry Thompson, in 1669. The records of 
the General Gourt show that Nathaniel Upham was made freeman 
on the 23d of May, 1655; which would agree with the age of the 
Rev. Nathaniel, who would accordingly have been thirty-one 
years old at the time of his death. It is possible that the 23d of 
May was his birthday, and that he was born in the year 1629-30, 
on that date, in England; and if so, the fact may be useful here- 
after in trying to trace the origin of the family. 

The next one of the children of John Upham was Elizabeth, 
mentioned in the passenger list as age 3, in 1635. Mr. Wyman 
records that she was the widow of Thomas Welch, that she had 
thirteen children and died January 12, 1705-6. 

This accounts for all the children mentioned in the passenger 
list. It may be observed that thirty acres of land were granted to 
John Upham at Weymouth, on the 12th of June, 1636; and from 
the number of acres which were allotted to each " passenger,^' and 
" half passenger," it would appear that there must at that time 
have been one more child than is mentioned in the passenger list. 
The next child in the family is .known to have been Phineas, or 
" Phinehas " and " Phynehas, " as the name is found to have been 
differently spelled. There is evidence which will be noted later, 
showing that he was probably born in 1635. -^^ ™^y have been 
born while on the voyage from England, or he may have been 
born shortly after the arrival of the family in New England; he 
must have been born between the date on which the passenger 
list was made out, and the date of the land grant at Weymouth. 
It has generally been assumed that he was born at Weymouth, and 
very soon after the arrival there. It has also been suggested that 
the scriptural significance of the name Phinehas, " the peace of 
God," may have indicated the feelings of peace and thankfulness, 
which followed the safe arrival in America, and so have been 
given to the first born in the New World. An account of this 
Phineas will be given later. 

48 Upham Genealogy. 

There were also two daughters, born in this country: Mary and 
Priscilla; according to the record of Mr. Wyman, Mary was the 
first wife of John Whittemore, and died June 27, 1677, having six 
children; Priscilla was the wife of Thomas Crosswell, and died a 
widow in 17 17, having twelve children. Her gravestone records 
the age of Priscilla Croswell as 75, and the date of her death as 
Dec. 8, 17 17; this would make her birth in 1642. 

It also appears that John Upham had an adopted son, whose 
name was John, as is shown by the following record, dated June 
19, j66o, viz. : 

" John Upham, of Maiden, presenting to this court his request, 
referring to a lad 12 years of age, called John Upham, who being 
about 8 years since brought from the Island of Barbadoes father- 
less and friendless, was by the magistrates committed to the said 
Upham's care and provision, he receiving with him only to the sum 
of ^7, an inventory whereof he sayeth he then exhibited upon the 
registry at Cambridge. This court considering the premises, 
with the consent of the said John Upham, Jr., being present in 
court, do order,^' etc., etc. 

This was probably the John Upham who was admitted freeman 
in 1688, as at that time he would have been about twenty-one 
years of age. 

The end of this adopted son, as shown by p. 55, Middlesex 
Wills, Liber 5, was as follows: " John Upham, of Charlestown, 
being weak in body, but of good understanding, he desired that 
God would be merciful to his soul. He desired me, John Mou- 
sell, to see him decently interred, and to look after his estate for 
my daughter Elizabeth Mousell, his espoused wife. He deceased 
the 25th of Nov. 1677. His musket he gave to young Phineas 
Upham, son of the Lieutenant." 

His gravestone, at Charlestown, shows the following record: 

"John Upham died Nov. 25, 1677, JE. 30." In the record of 
births and deaths, it is stated that he died of small-pox. 

John Upham, Senior, died at Maiden on the 25th of February, 
1681. His gravestone may be still seen in the old burying- 
ground at Maiden. It is very near to Bell Rock Station, on the 

Upham Genealogy, 49 

Saugus branch of the Boston and Maine Railroad, Eastern Division. 
There are gravestones of several of his descendants, and name, 
also to be seen there, in a fair state of preservation. A street has 
been cut through a part of the ground, and it is probable that 
some of these graves have been obliterated in this way. The 
stone which marks the grave of John Upham has the following 

" Here Lyes the body of John Upham, Aged 84, died 
Feb. 25, 1681." 

As already mentioned he was probably 81, rather than 84, at 
his death. 

Dr. Albert G. Upham, in the " Notices of John Upham, and 
his Descendants," pays the following tribute to his memory; a 
literal copy of which is here reproduced. In reading it it may be 
well to remember that it was written in 1845, and that Dr. Upham 
wrote without the benefit of the information which has since been 
obtained with reference to the Hull colony, and which appears in 
the previous pages of this book. It is possible that this additional 
knowledge might have made some slight difference — had he pos- 
sessed it — in his references to the age of John Upham, and per- 
haps some other matters. 

'' The character of John Upham appears in a clear light from 
the facts recorded in the preceding pages. At the age of 38, 
within fifteen years of the first settlement of Plymouth, he sought 
an asylum for himself and family in this country. We thus see 
him in early manhood exhibiting his energy of character, and 
the clearness and vigor of his intellectual powers, in the act of re- 
signing kindred, friends and country, for God and liberty. In 
this great act his spirit bears witness of itself. In addition to this, 
we find him, on his arrival here, approved by his countrymen, as 
he was the same year chosen a delegate to their highest Assembly, 
and for six different sessions continued their representative, when 
fearless piety, integrity and wisdom were regarded as essential to 
office. On his removal to Maiden, thirteen years afterwards, he 


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became at once, and continued through life, a leading citizen of 
that town, and was repeatedly elected to various offices in their 
gift. The General Assembly also manifest a corresponding confi- 
dence in him, by appointing him six time Commissioner to settle 
the lesser legal matters of Weymouth and Maiden. 

"During the short period that the town records are extant, it 
appears that he was eight years selectman, and three years moder- 
ator of the town meetings. He was a commissioner to treat with 
the Indians, and was a pioneer, not only in the first settlement of 
Weymouth and Maiden, but actively interested in the settlement 
of Worcester. 

" It will likewise be seen, from the frequency with which he was 
called to settle estates, and to manage the affairs of widows and 
orphans, that he was esteemed a man of carefulness and kindness 
in the discharge of those important trusts. 

" Finally, the Church, in a highly religious community, setteth 
its seal the seal of her testimony upon him, by selecting him for 
the office of Deacon, — which office he held for at least twenty- 
four years. 

" His sons he educated for the service of his country: the one 
became a minister of the gospel, the other an officer in the army. 
In all his domestic relations there is reason to believe him a man 
esteemed and beloved. 

*' Nature seems to have endowed him with a vigorous constitu- 
tion; for, at the age of 83, but a few months before his decease, he 
discharged the laborious duties of moderator, thus showing that 
he enjoyed at that time full activity of mind and body. 

" We need only add that, through his long life, matured by an 
experience of thirty-eight years in England, and forty-six in this 
country, in times which drew largely on the intellect and energy 
of men, he appears to have sustained himself well, as a strongman 
and respected citizen, and to have been an efficient co-laborer 
among those who, in times of peril, laid the foundations of a free 

Upham Genealogy. 51 

" Actis ^viim Implet. 
" His descendants, for eight generations, in peace and honor, 
have lived protected and blessed by the institutions and principles 
for which he labored; and the effect of his instructions and exam- 
ple, through successive generations, is doubtless not without its 
influence on them to the present day. They owe a debt of grati- 
tude to his memory, and should sacredly preserve the evidence 
that remains of him in the imperfect records of his times, as 
honorable testimonials of their PIONEER ANCESTOR TO 

Autograph of John Upham. 




Upham Genealogy". 


^GE.p84/; DIED 




The following lines are from the pen of the Rev. Dr. James Upham, of Chelsea, Mass. 
(No. 283, in the series of heads of families) : 

We come, O common father, 

To lay our tribute here, 
A living band of pilgrims. 

That hold thy memory dear. 

From eastern coast to western 

We bear thy honored name. 
While countless now in heaven 

Bore and revered the same. 

The common blood within us 

We prize with lofty pride, 
Nor envy royal kinship 

Or royal wealth beside. 

But thy whole noble manhood 

At higher price we rate — 
Thyself^ so pure and honest. 

In home and church and State. 

We rise and call thee blessed 

With grateful, filial love. 
And hope thy steps to follow 

To the great home above. 

Ho, to our coming brothers 

As the long ages move ! 
Ye have a worthy sire. 

Let none unworthy prove. 

Chelsea^ Mass. 

Jambs Upham. 


2. Lieutenant Phineas Upham (John), of Maiden, Mass., 
was the only son of John Upham that left posterity; consequently 
he, as well as his father, was the ancestor of all the American Up- 
hams. He has always been known as Lieutenant Phineas, for the 
reason that he held that rank, and rendered important service in 
the Indian war with King Philip, as will be later shown. It is 
probably safe to conclude — for reasons already given — that he 
was born in 1635, and at Weymouth; besides the reasons men- 
tioned, it also appears that on the 21st of December, 167 1, while 
giving his testimony before a civil magistrate, he stated his age as 
thirty-six; all these facts would establish his birth at some date in 
the year 1635, though no record of it has been found. 

The following is a record of his marriage, which appears to have 
taken place when he was twenty-three years of age, and on the 14th 
of April, 1658, as per Middlesex Wills, Liber I, p. 24, viz.: 

''''Marriages in Maiden.'' 
"Phineas Upham and Ruth Wood, 14 d. 2 m. '58, — by me, 
Richard Russell." 

In 1663, the records at Maiden show that a lot of land was con- 
veyed to him; also that there was another lot of land conveyed to 
him in 1664. In 1688 he was appointed an appraiser of a certain 
piece of property. In 167 1 a deposition was taken by him, on the 
2ist of December — already referred to, viz.: 

" I Phineas Upham, aged T^d^ testify and say, that sometime in the 
7 month of this year, I being occasionally with our select men, and 

54 Upham Genealogy. 

they having called John Pemberton before them, did reprove him 
for mis-spending his time, and for other misdemeanors," etc. He 
was constable for that year. In the next year, 1672, there was 
another conveyance of land to him. 

In 1673 he was appointed with three others to survey a road from 
Cambridge to Maiden. In 1674 his name is signed to two inven- 
tories made by him, and to a petition in regard to lands in Worces- 
ter; he was also on a committee to alter highways, in April of that 

As early as 1672,116 was interested in the settlement of the town 
of Worcester, which fact appears from the following extract from 
Lincoln's History of Worcester : 

'*A lot granted to Phineas Upham, July 8th, 1673, was now de- 
scribed and located; and although it should contain more than 
fifty acres, yet the committee have confirmed it to him for a fifty 
acre lot, more or less; and this they did, upon a rule of equity, in 
consideration of the labor, travel and activity of the said Upham, 
from time to time, in furthering, advancing and encouraging the 
settlement of the plantation. 

"In April, 1675, the lot of fifty acres, granted to Phineas Up- 
ham, of Maiden, was surveyed, confirmed and recorded, and it 
was described as lying in the west squadron, or division, on the 
south side of the country road." 

The author of the History of Worcester, in speaking of the 
progress of that settlement, states that "' Ephraim Curtis, who had 
already built; Thomas Hall, Simon Meyling, Phineas Upham," etc. 
"had arrived in the month of April, 1765." It seems, however 
that in June of that year — as per the Supreme Court Records — 
Phineas Upham was one of the jury for trials in the court held at 

About this time he must have received a commission as a lieu- 
tenant, though the record of his appointment has not been found. 
He certainly held that rank as early as September, 1675, which is 
proven by the following extract from a postscript of a letter to 
Major John Pynchon, dated Sept. 4, 1675: 

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" Sir: We have ordered Lieut. Upham to lead up to you thirty- 
men; and do farther order that Lieut. Seill be dismissed home to 
his family, and his soldiers to make up ye companies as the chief 
commander shall order, and the above named Lieut. Upham to 
be under Captain Wayte." (Military Records, Liber I, p. 280.) 

He could not have been for a very long time under the command 
of Captain Wayte, for twenty days later — on the 24th of Septem- 
ber, the same year — he was on his march into the Nipmuck coun- 
try, in company with Captain Gorham, one of the Plymouth offi- 
cers. The account of this expedition is contained in a letter from 
Lieut. Upham, on file in the Military Records, Lib. I, p. 276, viz.: 

" From Mendon, ye ist of Octobr, 1675. 

" Honor'd Gouvner and Counsill, 

" These are to certify to your worships that Capt. Gorum with 
myself, and our soldiers of both companies are in good health at 
prest. through mercy; and to give your honors an account of our 
severall marches: First, we marched to Mendon on the sixth day 
of the week at night, being the 24th of Sept.; and, on the 25th day, 
we marched from Mendon in to Hassanamissit, (now Grafton,) 
hoping there to have had an Indian lor our guide, but the Indians 
were all gone from thence, and we were thereby disappointed of 
our expectations; and on the next day we marched unto Paka- 
choug, (now Worcester,) where we found a field of good corn, 
and well formed, which we did think convenient not to destro)^, 
concluding that, for aught we knew, some of the nearest found in- 
habitants would be willing to save it ; but we could not find any 
Indians, neither the sign of any being there of late, and we 
marched from thence unto Manchang (now Oxford), and Cha- 
banamagum (now Dudley), where we found some cornfields and 
some wigwams, which corn and wigwams we burnt and destroyed, 
but could not find our enemies, w^iich was a great discouragement 
to us, having taken so much pains to find them. Then we returned 
and marched to an Indian plantation called Shockologaud, where 
we could not find any Indians, but found a quantity of good corn, 
which we did not destroy, but reserved it at the request of some 

56 Upham Genealogy. 

of Mendon, who thought to fetch it home for their own use, and 
from thence we came to Mendon on the 30th of Sept. 

" Now, seeing in all our marches we find no Indians, we verily 
think they are drawn together into great bodies far remote 
from these parts. If your honors please to send us on any farther 
service, I hope we shall not be unwilling, but forward to do our 
uttermost endeavors, withall desiring that you should be pleased 
to add to our numbers, seeing that besides the garrison men which 
must be left here in the garrison, we have but thirty men besides 
myself, — Capt. Gorum being now on his march to Mount Hope, 
and, if we go farther, we desire we may have a surgeon, and some 
other that may be acquainted with the woods where you may send 
us — the want of which has been a discouragement to our men. 

" And as for the town of Mendon I am desired to commend the 
desolate condition of them unto your honors, several of their 
inhabitants being removed from them, and those in garrison 
being but poor helps^ and in number but twelve men, with their 
arms very defective. The plantation is very remote, and there- 
fore so much the more stands in need of help. It is likely to 
be a prosperous place, if it please God to put an issue to this 
trouble, and therefore it is more the pitty to have it deserted by 
the people, who think it must be, if they have not some assist- 
ance. They hope that twenty men, well fitted with their own 
resources, might be sufficient, if your honors so cause ; and 
farther, they desire to acquaint your honors that ye Indians of 
Hassanamissett, which your honors appointed to sit down with 
them, have deserted their own town, and so came not to Mendon; 
and so, not having any more to trouble your honors withall, I rest, 
"Your humble to command, 

" Phineas Upham, LeftenantP 

From this it is shown that Lieut. Upham was at Mendon on the 
ist of October; and about the 9th of the same month he was with 
Major Appleton who had just succeeded Major Pynchon in the 
command of the Massachusetts troops, as appears from the follow- 
ing from an extract from a letter written by that officer — the 
date and place not given — ''Yours by Lieut. Upham I received, 

Upham Genealogy. 57 

as also yours of the Oct. 9th," etc. Farther on in the same letter 
he says, " there be now come in sixty men under Capt. Pool and 
Lieut. Upham/' etc. 

He is again mentioned as one of the signers to petition drawn 
up by the officers of the army, and dated Dec. 4, 1675, but the 
place is not stated. His name also occurs in a letter dated in 
November, 1675, written by order of the General Court to Major 
Appleton, in which the latter is reprimanded for having exceeded 
his authority by " constituting Mr. Pool to be captain in the com- 
pany whereof Lieut. Upham is Lieutenant." He was assigned to 
Captain Johnson's company soon after this, as appears by the fol- 
lowing petition: " Captain Johnson humbly desires yt hi? brother, 
Humphrey Johnson, (whom he pitched on for his lieutenant, and 
they, i. e., the Court, choosing whom they pleased, he most readily 
submitted to the Court's choice of Lieut. Upham), may be dis- 
missed, and not suffer by his (encouragement) that he should be his 
lieutenant." From this time he served with Captain Johnson's 

The Rev. George M. Bodge has published an interesting account 
of the " Soldiers in King Philip's War/' in the New England His- 
torical and Genealogical Register, beginning in the January, 1883, 
number of that publication, and extending through a series of 
many succeeding numbers ; and in this there are several incidental 
references to Lieutenant Upham. 

This war began in 1675, and lasted three years; the first troops 
being levied on June 24, 1675, when the news of the attack of 
the Lidians on Swansey reached Boston. With reference to the 
preparations and march against the Narragansetts, Mr. Bodge says : 
" After their somewhat disastrous campaign of the early autumn of 
1675 in the western part of the colony of Massachusetts, the United 
Colonies, upon information that the hostile Indians with Philip 
were retiring towards the south and to winter quarters among the 
Narragansetts, determined to carry the war against this powerful 
tribe, who for some time had shown themselves actively hostile. 
The veteran troops were recalled and reorganized; small towns in 
various parts of the colonies were garrisoned, and an army of one 

58 Upham Genealogy. 

thousand men was equipped for a winter campaign. General 
Josiah Winslow, Governor of Plymouth Colony, was appointed 
commander-in-chief of the army; Major Samuel Appleton to the 
command of the Massachusetts regiment, Major William Bradford 
that of Plymouth, and Major Robert Treat that of Connecticut. 
War was formally declared against the Narragansetts on the 2d 
of November, 1675, in a meeting of the Commissioners of the 
United Colonies held at Boston that day," 

General Winslow assumed command of the Massachusetts forces 
on the 9th of December, 1675; they Avere drawn up on Dedham 
Plain, where they were formally delivered to him by Maj.-Gen. 
Denison. To the soldiers a proclamation was made at the time 
on the part of the Massachusetts Council, that " if they played the 
man, took the Fort, and Drove the Enemy out of the Narragansett 
Country, which was their seat, that they should have a gratuity 
besides their wages.* " On the afternoon of the same day they 
marched twenty-seven miles to Woodcock's Garrison — now Attle- 
boro. In the evening of Friday, Dec. loth, they arrived at See- 
konk. From Seekonk a portion of the command proceeded by 
water ; the rest o£ the troops " ferried over the water at Provi- 
dence," and probably formed a junction with the main part of the 
Plymouth regiment at Providence on the nth. On the 12th, the 
troops crossed the Pautuxet river, and reached Wickford on the 
13th, where those who had gone by water from Seekonk had already 
arrived; the same day one of the companies captured :^6 Indians. 
At Wickford there was a garrison house, and on the 14th, the whole 
command, excepting one company which was left behind to keep 
the garrison, moved through the neighboring country to the west- 
ward, where they burned the village of the sachem " Ahmus," de- 
stroying 150 wigwams, killing 7, and capturing 9 Indians. Scout- 
ing in the vicinity was continued with more or less effect on the 
day following. The country through which the troops passed seems 
to have been pretty thoroughly scouted by detachments from the 

*Massachusetts afterward redeemed the promise made to the soldiers at Dedham Plain, 
and granted to eight hundred and forty claimants, including those of Plymouth, the seven 
Narragansett townships. Connecticut to her troops, granted the town of Voluntown for 
their services in the Narragansett wars. 

Upham Genealogy, 59 

main command as it moved, so that on the 15th, they had cap- 
tured or killed in all 50 persons, and had at that time 40 prisoners, 
— two days later 47 captives were disposed of. On the i8th the 
march was resumed, a small garrison remaining as a guard to the 
supplies at Wickford, and the troops reached Pettisquamscot in the 
evening, where they found the Connecticut troops, who had pre- 
ceded them; these troops consisted of about 300 Englishmen and 
150 Mohegan Indians. Here the strong stone garrison-house they 
had hoped to occupy, was in ruins, having been recently destroyed 
by the Indians; a fact which had been discovered the day before 
by Captain Prentice, who had scouted the country in that direc- 
tion with his cavalry troop. This was a great disappointment, and 
increased the hardship they had to endure. In a severe snow storm, 
the whole force of about one thousand men encamped in an open 
field through an intensely cold night. On Sunday morning, Dec. 
19, before day-break, the whole force moved toward the enemy's 
stronghold, wading through the snow fourteen or fifteen inches 

The following shows the organization of the command as it 
moved out on that Sunday morning. Mr. Bodge — who prepared 
it — says it was " gleaned from all available sources." He thinks, 
however, that there were other officers — principally medical offi- 
cers — who went on to the field that day; but their names are not 
attested, as these are, by the accounts of the treasurer. 

Roster of the Officers of the Army of the United Colo- 
nies, AS Organized for the Narragansett Campaign, and 
Mustered at Pettisquamscot, December 19, 1675. 

Gen. Josiah Winslow, Governor of Plymouth Colony, Com. -in- 


Daniel Weld, of Salem, Chief Surgeon. 

Joseph Dudley, of Boston, Chaplain. 

Benjamin Church, of Little Compton, R. I., Aid. 

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Massachusetts Regwient. 
Samuel Appleton, of Ipswich, Major, and Captain of ist Com- 


Richard Knott, of Marblehead, Surgeon. 

Samuel Nowell, of Boston, Chaplain. 

John Morse, of Ipswich, Commissary. 

First Company — Jeremiah Swain, Lieut. ; Ezekiel Woodward, 

Second Company — Samuel Moseley, Captain; Perez Savage, 

Third Company — James Oliver, Captain; Ephraim Turner, 
Lieut. ; Peter Bennett, Sergeant. 

Fourth Company — Isaac Johnson, Captain; Phineas Upham, 
Lieut. ; Henry Bowen, Ensign. 

Fifth Company — Nathaniel Davenport, Captain; Edward Tyng, 
Lieut.; John Drury, Ensign. 

Sixth Company — Joseph Gardiner, Captain ; William Ha- 
thorne, Lieut.; Benjamin Sweet, Ensign, prom. Lieut.; Jeremiah 
Neal, Sergeant, prom. Ensign. 

Troop — Thomas Prentice, Captain; John Wayman, Lieut. 

P/ymouth Regiment. 

William Bradford, of Marshfield, Major, and Captain of ist 

Mathew Fuller, of Barnstable, Surgeon. 
Thomas Huckins, of Barnstable, Commissary. 
First Company — Robert Barker, of Duxbury, Lieut. 
Second Company — John Gorham, of Barnstable, Captain; Jona- 
than Sparrow, of Eastham, Lieut.; William Wetherell, Sergeant. 

Connectictd Regiment. 
Robert Treat, of Milford, Major. 

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Gersham Bulkley, Surgeon (he was a minister, acting Sur- 

Rev. Nicholas Noyes, Chaplain. 

Stephen Barrett, Commissary. 

First Company — John Gallop, of Stonington, Captain. 

Second Company — Samuel Marshall, Winsor, Captain. 

Third Company — Nathaniel Seely, of Stratford, Captain. 

Fourth Company — Thomas Watts, of Hartford, Captain. 

Fifth Company — John Mason, of Norwich, Captain. 

Of the troops of Massachusetts, the quota was 527 ; the number 
actually impressed was 540, including troopers 75. The returns 
made at Dedham Plain give 465 foot, troopers 73. The Connec- 
ticut quota was 315, and there was also a company of Indians, 
150. Plymouth's quota was 158. 

The Storming of Fort Canonicus or the Battle at the 
GREAT Swamp Fort. 

The following is Mr. Podge's account of this engagement as it 
appeared in the New England Historical and Genealogical Regis- 
ter for January, 1886: 

About one o'clock, p. m., the army came upon the enemy at the 
edge of the swamp, in the midst of which the Indian fortress was 
built, the Massachusetts regiment leading in the march, Plymouth 
next, and Connecticut bringing up the rear. Of the Massachu- 
setts troops. Captains Mosely and Davenport led the van and came 
first upon the Indians, and immediately opened fire on them — 
thus at the beginning gaining the important advantage of the first 
fire, which the Indians had almost always gained and made so 
deadly by deliberate volleys from ambush, as they doubtless pur- 
posed now. The Indians returned the fire with an ineffectual 
volley, and then fled into the swamp closely pursued by the fore- 
most companies, who did not wait for the word of command, or 
stand upon the '''order of their going," until they reached the 
fortifications within which the Indians hastily betook themselves. 

62 Upham Genealogy. 

This fort was situated upon an island of some five or six acres in 
the midst of a cedar swamp, which was impassable except to the 
Indians by their accustomed paths, and now made passable only 
by the severe cold of the previous day and night. It is probable 
that the Indians depended principally on this swamp to protect 
them, though their defenses are described as having been of con- 
siderable strength. A portion of the high ground had been in- 
closed, and from a careful comparison of the most reliable ac- 
counts, it seems that the fortifications were well planned, probably 
by the Englishman, Joshua Teffe, or Tift, as Mr. Dudley calls him. 
Mr. Hubbard says: ''The Fort was raised upon a Kind of Island 
of five or six acres of rising Land in the midst of a swamp ; the 
sides of it were made of Palisadoes set upright, the which was 
compassed about with a Hedg of almost a rod in Thickness." A 
cotemporary writer (whose account was published in London, and 
is reprinted in Mr. Drake's publication called the ^' Old Indian 
Chronicle") says: "In the midst of the Swamp was a piece of 
firm Land, of about three or four Acres, whereon the Indians had 
built a kind of a Fort, being palisadoed round, and within that a 
clay Wall, as also felled down abundance of trees to lay quite 
round the said Fort, but they had not quite finished their Work." 
It is evident from these, the only detailed accounts, and from some 
casual references, that the works were rude and incomplete, but 
would have been almost impregnable to our troops had not the 
swamp been frozen. At the corners and exposed portions, rude 
block-houses and flankers had been built, from which a raking 
fire could be poured upon an attacking force. Either by chance, 
or by the skill of Peter, their Indian guide, the English seem to 
have come upon a point of the fort where the Indians did not ex- 
pect them. Mr. Church, in relating the circumstances of Capt. 
Gardiner's death, says that he was shot from that side " next the 
upland where the English entered the swamp." The place where 
he fell was at the " east end of the fort." The tradition that the 
English approached the swamp by the rising land in front of the 
■'Judge Merchant" house, thus seems confirmed. This "upland" 
lies about north of the battle-field. 

Upham Genealogy. 63 

Our van pursued those of the enemy who first met them so 
closely that they were led straight to the entrance used by the 
Indians themselves, perhaps by their design then to attract atten- 
tion from an exposed part of their works a short distance away. 
The passage left by the Indians for their own use, as before men- 
tioned, was by a long tree over a "place of water," across which 
but one man might pass at a time, " and which was so waylaid 
that they would have been cut off had they ventured." Mr. Hub- 
bard counts among the fortunate circumstances of that day that 
the troops did not attempt to carry this point, and that they dis- 
covered the only assailable point a little farther on. This was at 
a corner of the fort where was a large unfinished gap, where 
neither palisades nor abattis, or " hedge," had been placed, but only 
a long tree had been laid across about five feet from the ground, 
to fill the gap, and might be easily passed; only that the block- 
house right opposite this gap and the flankers at the sides were 
finished, from which a galling fire might sweep and enfilade the 
passage. Mr. Hubbard's account is very clear about this, yet 
several writers have sadly confused matters, and describe the first 
as the point of assault. 

It seems that the companies of Captains Davenport and John- 
son came first to the place, and at once charged through the gap 
and over the log at the head of their companies, but Johnson fell 
dead at the log, and Davenport a little within the fort, and their 
men were met by so fierce a fire that they were forced to retire 
again and fall upon their faces to avoid the fury of the musketry 
till it should somewhat abate. (Captain Johnson being thus 
killed at the very beginning of the attack, and Lieutenant Upham 
being next in rank in that company, of course the latter com- 
manded his company from that time, or until he was also wounded. 
— F. K. U.) Mosely and Gardiner, pressing to their assistance, 
met a similar reception, losing heavily, till they too fell back with 
the others, until Major Appleton coming up Avith his own and 
Captain Oliver's men, massed his entire force as a storming 
column, and it is said that the shout of one of the commanders 
that the Indians were running, so inspired the soldiers that they 

64 Upham Genealogy. 

made an impetuous assault, carried the entrance again, beat the 
enemy from one of his flankers at the left, which afforded them a 
temporary shelter from the Indians still holding the block-house 
opposite the entrance. In the meantime, the general, holding the 
Plymouth forces in reserve, pushed forward the Connecticut 
troops, who not being aware of the extent of the danger from the 
block-house, suffered fearfully at their first entrance, but charged 
forward gallantly, though some of their brave officers and many of 
their comrades lay dead behind them, and unknown numbers and 
dangers before. The forces now joining beat the enemy step by 
step, and with fierce fighting, out of their block-houses and vari- 
ous fortifications. Many of the Indians driven from their works 
fled outside, some doubtless to the wigwams inside, of which there 
were said to be upward of five hundred, many of them large and 
rendered bullet-proof by large quantities of grain in tubs and bags 
placed along the sides. In these many of their old people and 
their women and children had gathered for safety, and behind and 
within these as defenses the Indians still kept up a skulking fight, 
picking off our men. After three hours' hard fighting, with many 
of the officers and men wounded or dead, a treacherous enemy of 
unknown numbers and resources lurking in the surrounding for- 
ests, and the night coming on, word came to fire the wigwams, and 
the battle became a fearful holocaust, great numbers of those who 
had taken refuge therein being burned. 

The fight had now raged for nearly three hours with dreadful 
carnage in proportion to the numbers engaged. It is not certain 
at just what point the Plymouth forces were pushed forward, but 
most likely after the works were carried, and the foremost, ex- 
hausted, retired for a time bearing their dead and wounded to the 
rear; but we are assured that all took part in the engagement, 
coming on in turn as needed. It is doubtful if the cavalry crossed 
the swamp, but were rather held in reserve and as scouts to cover 
the rear and prevent surprise from any outside parties. 

When now the fortress and its contents were burning and de- 
struction assured, our soldiers hastily gathered their wounded and 

Upham Genealogy. 65 

as many as possible of their dead, and formed their shattered 
column for the long and weary march back to Wickford. 

Reliable details of this battle are few, and only gleaned from 
casual references here and there, and thus many who have sought 
to write upon the matter, have quoted in full the story of Benja- 
min Church, who relates his own experience, and draws out his 
personal reminiscences with all an old man's fondness for his 
deeds of " long ago/' The very small part he took in this battle 
is evident even from his own story, and from the utter silence of 
other writers, especially Mr. Hubbard, who knew Church, and 
commends him highly for his exploits in the Mount Hope cam- 
paign. No one can doubt the ability or courage of Mr. Church, 
but his part in this battle was simply that when the fort was carried 
and the fighting nearly over, he went, with some thirty others, 
into and through the fort and out into the swamp upon the trail 
of the retreating foe, discovered, ambushed and scattered a skulk- 
ing party of them returning to the attack, chased a few of them 
into the fort among the huts, and was himself severely wounded 
by them when thus brought to bay. 

I wish here to record my protest against the unjust, often weak, 
and always inconsiderate, criticism bestowed upon our leaders in 
this campaign, and especially in this battle, for their lack of fore- 
sight in abandoning the shelter and provisions of the fort, their 
sacrifice of the lives of our wounded men through their removal, 
and the dangers and fatigues of the long march, and their inhu- 
manity in burning the helpless and innocent in their huts and 

It is well to remember at the start, that many of the wisest, 
ablest and bravest men of the three colonies were the leaders in 
this affair. A noble commander, wise and brave, reverend minis- 
ters, by no means backward with their opinions; the most promi- 
nent and skillful surgeons the country afforded ; veteran majors 
and captains of Massachusetts and Connecticut, with their veteran 
soldiers fresh from the severe experiences in the western cam- 
paign, inured to danger and experienced in Indian wiles and de- 
ceits ; against all these we have recorded only the remonstrance of 

66 Upham Genealogy. 

Mr. Church, who up to that time, at least, had experience in In- 
dian warfare only as a scout, and the record we have of any pro- 
test by him was made many years after the affair. And, again, 
from the standpoint of their conditions as nearly as we can now 
judge, it seems that their hasty retreat was wise. They were some 
sixteen miles from their base of supplies at Wickford (it is doubt- 
ful if they had noticed the Indian supplies until the burning began). 
There was no way of reaching their provisions and ammunition at 
Wickford except by detaching a portion of their force now reduced 
greatly by death, wounds and exposure. The number of Indians 
that had escaped, and were still in the woods close at hand, were 
unknown, but supposed to be several thousand, with report of a 
thousand in reserve about a mile distant. These were now scat- 
tered and demoralized, but in a few hours might rally and fall 
upon the fort, put our troops, in their weakened condition, upon 
the defensive, and make their retreat from the swamp extremely 
difficult if not utterly impossible, incumbered as they would be by 
the wounded, whose swollen and stiffened wounds in a few hours 
would render removal doubly painful and dangerous. Added to 
this was the chance of an attack upon the garrison at Wickford, 
and the dread of the midnight ambuscade, which every hour's de- 
lay made more likely and would render more dangerous. Thus it 
seems to me that from a standpoint of military strategy, the imme- 
diate retreat to Wickford was best. As to humanity, we must re- 
member the harsh times in which they were living, the contempt 
in which the Indians were held — first, as heathen, against whom 
war was righteous; second, as idle and treacherous vagabonds, 
with no rights which honest industry was bound to respect ; third, 
as deadly enemies, lying in wait to plunder, burn and destroy. 
Moreover, the very life of the colonies was threatened by this war; 
many thriving hamlets were already in ashes; hundreds of families 
were broken up and scattered up and down, with the loss of all; 
fathers, husbands and brothers slain or in captivity, farms and 
homes laid waste, whole communities huddled in wretched block- 
houses, while the "reign of terror" swept them. Brookfield, 
" Beer's Plain," and " Bloody-Brook," with their outrage and car- 

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nage, were fresh in mind, and a few days before, the destruction 
and massacre at Pettisquamscot ; while even here at their feet 
were their dead and dying comrades and beloved officers. Is it 
strange that they were cruel, when now for the first time they 
came face to face with the authors of all their troubles in a fair 
fight? By any candid student of history I believe this must be 
classed as one of the most glorious victories ever achieved in our 
history, and considering conditions, as displaying heroism, both in 
stubborn patience and dashing intrepidity, never excelled in 
American warfare. 

Of the details of the march back to Wickford very little is 
known ; through a bitter cold winters night, in a blinding snow- 
storm, carrying two hundred and ten of their wounded and dead, 
these soldiers, who had marched from dawn till high noon, had 
engaged in a desperate life-and-death struggle from noon to sun- 
set, now plodded sturdily back to their quarters of the day before, 
through deepening snows and over unbroken roads. The general 
and staff, with their escort, got separated from the main column, 
lost their way and wandered about till 7 o'clock next morning, 
while the main body reached their quarters at 2 o'clock.* 

Dead and Wounded. 
By Captain Oliver's letter, written a little more than a month 
afterward from the seat of war, and considered official, we learn 
that up to that time the dead numbered about sixty-eight, and the 
wounded one hundred and fifty, in the whole army. Eight of the 
dead were left in the fort, and twelve more were dead when they 
started back to Wickford. Twenty- two died on the march, and 
before the next day, Monday, Dec. 20, when they buried thirty- 
four in one grave, and six more within two days, eight died at Rhode 
Island, and three others, making in all fifty-nine, if we reckon the 

*It has been estimated that these troops^ besides fighting the Indians from noon till sun- 
set — had marched thirty-three or thirty-four miles, through the deep snow, and in a snow- 
storm ; all of which was accomplished within about twenty-one hours. The roundabout 
route over which they marched from Pettisquamscot to the battle-field is estimated at fif- 
teen or sixteen miles, though it is about seven only in a straight line ; and thence to Wick- 
ford, after the fight, eighteen miles. 

68 Upham Genealogy. 

twelve carried from the fort as a part of the thirty-four buried 
Dec. 20; otherwise, seventy-one. But the first estimate of sixty- 
eight is satisfied if we add the twenty killed at the fort to those 
buried at Wickford and Rhode Island, and conclude that the 
twelve taken from the fort were buried somewhere on the march. 

Of the Massachusetts losses we are not left in doubt, since there 
is still preserved in the archives a full and official return, which 
Mr. Hubbard gives substantially, adding to the wounded probably 
those whose wounds were slight and not reported at the time, and 
with some modifications to the list of the dead, though with the 
same total. 

The official list of the killed and wounded in the battle, includ- 
ing three of Capt. Gardiner's men killed previous to the battle, is 
dated January 6, 1675, and entitled: 

A list of Major Saml Apleton souldjers yt were slayne & wounded 
the 19th Decemb. '75, at the Indians fort at Narraganset. 

'Major Appleton. 

Capt, Mosely. . . 

Capt. Oliver. . . . 
In the Co. of . . ^ Capt. Davenport. 

Capt. Johnson. . 

Capt. Gardiner . 
^Capt. Prentice. . 



















(Mass. Archives, Vol. 68, p. 104.) 

Of the officers, Capts. Davenport, Johnson and Gardiner were 
killed, and Lieutenants Upham, Savage, Swain and Ting were 

Of the Connecticut troops, seventy-one were killed and wounded 
according to Hubbard; and according to the eminent historian of 
Connecticut, Dr. Benj. Trumbull, seventy. 

Major Treat, by tradition, is said to have been the last man to 
leave the fort, commanding the rear guard of the army; and of 

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his captains, Gallop, Marshall and Seely were killed, and Capt. 
Mason mortally wounded. 

Of the Plymouth forces, Major Bradford, commander, and Ben- 
jamin Church of the general's staff were severely wounded, and 
of the soldiers the killed and wounded in both companies were 
twenty, by best accounts. 

The grave of the forty buried at Wickford was marked by a tree 
called the " grave appletree " which was blown down in the gale 
of September, 18 15. The wounded were sent to Rhode Island, 
and well cared for. 

Of the losses by the enemy there can be no reliable account. 
Capt. Oliver says : " By the best intelligence we killed three hun- 
dred fighting men, and took say three hundred and fifty and above 
three hundred women and children." Mr. Dudley, two days after 
the fight, reckons about two hundred; Capt. Mosely counted sixty- 
four in one corner of the fort ; and Capt. Gorham made an esti- 
mate of at least one hundred and fifty. The desperate strait of 
the Indians is shown by their leaving the dead in their flight. Indian 
prisoners afterward reported seven hundred killed.* 

The conduct of the Mohegan and Pequod allies is represented 
by Capt. Oliver as false, they firing in the air, but securing much 

This ends Mr. Bodge's account of this famous Indian battle. 
Of the ground upon which it was fought, he says: "Saving the 
changes incident upon the clearing and cultivation of the contigu- 
ous land, the place could be easily identified as a battle-field, even 
if its location were not put beyond question by traditions and also 
relics found from time to time upon the place. It is now, as then, 
an 'island of four or five acres,' surrounded by swampy land, 
overflowed except in the driest part of the year. The island was 
cleared and plowed about 1775, and at that time many bullets 

*In the letter written by Mr. Joseph Dudley, two days after the fight — and which also ap- 
pears in connection with Mr. Bodge's account — he says: " A captive woman, well known 
to Mr. Smith, informing that there were three thousand five hundred men engaging us and 
about a mile distant a thousand in reserve, to whom if God had so pleased, we had been but a 
morsel, after so much disablement : she informeth, that one of their Sagamores was slain 
and their powder spent, causing their retreat, and that they were in a distressed condition for 
food and houses, that one Joshua Tift, an Englishman, is their encourager and conductor. 

70 Upham Genealogy. 

were found deeply bedded in the large trees; quantities of charred 
corn were plowed up in the different places, and it is said that 
Dutch spoons, arrow-heads, etc., have been found here at different 
times. There is no monument to mark this site of one of the 
most brilliant victories in American warfare. The place is now 
owned by the Hon. J. G. Clarke, of West Kingston, R. I." 

Knowing that Lieutenant Upham was among those who were 
wounded in this battle, we know also that he must have been one 
of those who were carried that night from the battle-field to Wick- 
ford; he was accordingly at that place on the 20th of December. 
Of the character, or circumstances attending his wound, nothing 
is known, and probably never can be now; we only know that he 
did not recover from its effects. 

After the return of the army to '' Mr. Smith's Garrison," at 
Wickford, it is stated that the dead were buried, and the wounded 
removed to Rhode Island — the island in Narragansett Bay — 
after which several weeks were spent in " parleying with the enemy, 
watching and recruiting." The Connecticut troops withdrew, ad- 
ditional troops were sent from Boston, and Massachusetts and 
Plymouth held the field for a month longer. It is not quite clear 
from the account, whether all the wounded were sent at once to 
Rhode Island, as it would appear. Lieutenant Upham probably 
remained at Wickford for some time at all events, and it is certain 
he did not go to Rhode Island until the 6th of January, following, 
which fact is proven by the Massachusetts Archives (Vol. 6S, p. 
104), in mentioning the killed and wounded in Captain Johnson's 
company, thus: " Left. Phineas L'pham of Maiden wounded eight, 
and were sent to Road Island January 6th 1675-6." (Old style 
— the year beginning in ^Nlarch.) 

How long Lieutenant Upham remained at Rhode Island is not 
known; it is probable that General Winslow left Wickford with his 
command, either on or about the 28th of January, and that they 
reached Boston about the 5th of February. On this march they 
were reduced to such straits that they killed and ate many of their 
horses, and the march itself was known as the "Hungry March." 
But whether they carried their wounded at this time does not ap- 

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pear; neither is there any thing to show how or when Lieutenant 
Upham returned to Massachusetts. 

The next notice that has been found of him is that of his death, 
in October, 1676, as follows: 

''''Deaths i?i Maiden." 
"Phineas Upham, 8, '76." 

This record undoubtedly refers to Lieutenant Phineas, for there 
was no other Phineas to whom it might refer; though — as Dr. 
Upham says in the Notices — in his will Lieutenant Phineas Up- 
ham is spoken of as being " at that time " (the time of making his 
will), "sick at Boston, where he deceased," etc. This statement 
is also confirmed on page 56 of Hubbard's Narrative. The rec- 
ord of his death, as given above, is from the Maiden records of 
births, marriages and deaths — Liber 1, p. i — and is probably 
much more reliable than the references mentioned. 

From what has been stated as to the evidences of the date of 
his birth, he must have been about forty-one years of age at his 
death. No stone bearing his name has been found among those 
of the other members of his family in the old cemetery at Maiden. 
Recently, however, Mr, James B. Upham (No. 439), of the Youth's 
Companion, a resident of Maiden, determined, if possible, to solve 
the question of his ancestor's last resting place. By the side of 
his wife's grave, he had the ground probed with a long iron rod, 
and became satisfied that there had once been a grave. By re- 
peated trials its outlines were determined, which showed it to be 
that of a tall person. A number of articles were found in the 
layer of organic matter, silent witnesses of the robe in which it 
was formerly the custom to bury the dead. There plainly had 
been a body placed at a remote time, and its position, at the side 
of Mrs. Ruth Upham 's grave, pointed it out as that of the grave 
of her husband, Lieut. Phineas Upham. It is probable that the 
widow, left with little means and a large family, was wholly unable 
to find means to pay for a stone, and the grave has until this day 
remained unmarked. 

72 Upham Genealogy. 

In the records of the fall term of the General Court for the 
same year, 1676, is found the following entry: 

"In answer to the petition of Ruth Upham, widow and relict 
of the late Lieut. Phineas Upham, the Court judgeth it meet to 
order that the bills of charge to chirurgeons, doctors and diet, &c., 
mentioned in the said petition, be payed by the treasurer of the 
county; and in consideration of the long and good services her 
husband did for the country, and the great loss the widow sus- 
tains by his death, being left with seven small children, and not 
able to carry on their affairs, for the support of herself and family, 
do further order the treasurer of the county to pay unto the said 
widow ten pounds in, or as money." (Court Records, Liber 4, 
p. 105.) 

With regard to the wife of Phineas Upham, not much has been 
learned. Her death is recorded on the Maiden records, and her 
gravestone has been identified in the old burying ground already 
referred to, on which is the following inscription: 

" Here lyes the body of Ruth Upham, aged 60 years: 
Died Jan. 18: 1696-7." 

According to this she must have been born in 1636-7, and have 
been about the same age as her husband. Nothing is known of 
her ancestry, though as Dr. Upham suggests, from the similarity 
of names, she may have been the daughter of the persons named 
in the following: "Ruth Wood, wife of Edward, died at Charles- 
town, Aug. 20, 1642." 

Dr. Upham closes his account of Lieutenant Phineas with the 
following remarks: 

" It would seem that Lieutenant Phineas Upham possessed in a 
high degree that genius of enterprise so characteristic of his father. 
Worcester, called in his will ' Consugameg, alias Lydbury,' a fair 
and beautiful town, owes its foundation in no small degree, as it 
clearly appears, to his activity and energy. 

" In the military service of his country it is manifest that he was 
esteemed a meritorious and efficient officer, having, in his short 

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career, attracted the favorable notice of the government, and been 
once associated with an officer of the Plymouth colony in the 
command of a highly hazardous expedition into the enemy's 

''In battle Lieutenant Upham exhibited the character of a brave 
man and patriot, purchasing with mortal Avounds the palm of vic- 
tory; and the government was not unmindful of his great sacrifice, 
but bore testimony upon the records 'to the long and good ser- 
vices he did to the country, and the great loss sustained by his 
friends in his death.'" 

Lieutenant Phineas, above, and wife Ruth, had children, all 
born at Maiden: 

3 I Phineas, b. May 22, 1659. 

4 II Nathaniel, b. 1661. 

Ill Ruth, b. 1664; d. Dec. 8, 1676. 

5 IV John, b. Dec. 9, 1666; m. Abagail Hayward (or How- 

V Elizabeth, m. Samuel Green, Oct. 28, 1691. 

6 VI Thomas, b. 1668. 

7 VII Richard, b. 1675. 

Autograph of Lieut. Fhiueas Upham. 

'^^£^ A'rf^rU^ 


3. Phineas' Upham (Phineas', John^), of Maiden, Mass., 

b. there May 22, 1659; m. Mary Mellins (prob. Mellen), as early 

as 16S3 and probably in 1682. He has been known as Phineas 

Second, being the eldest son of Lieutenant Phineas. His father 


74 Upham Genealogy. 

died when he was eighteen years old, leaving him the following 
property, as described in the will: "To his eldest son Phineas, 
he did give his new dwelling house, v\^ith the land belonging to it, 
and the meadow, and half the stock, when he should come of the 
age of one and twenty years." He was one of the selectmen of 
Maiden for the years from 1692 to 1696, inclusive. He was town 
treasurer for the years from 1697 to lyor, inclusive; and during 
the same time was employed in the settlement of various estates. 
There are on record several inventories drawn up by him; one in 
1693, one in 1697, one in 1698, one in 1699, two in 1700, etc. In 
1697 he was on a committee for the partition of certain lands, and 
in 1699 was appointed a guardian. All of which items appear on 
the records at Maiden. He was chosen representative to the Gen- 
eral Court from Maiden in 1701, as appears from the following 
extract from records of that court: 

"May 25th, 1701, His honor, the Lieutenant Governor, being 
informed that the representatives were come to the chamber, he 
ordered Col. John Pincheon, and Elisha Cook, Esq., of the Coun- 
cil, and the Secretary, to administer unto them the oath appointed 
by act of Parliament to be taken, instead of the oath of allegiance 
and supremacy, and to cause them to repeat and subscribe the 
declaration in said act, and also to sign the association, that so 
they might be qualified to proceed to the choice of a speaker," etc. 

Among the names of the representatives returned to serve for 
the several towns is the following: 

" For Maiden, Mr. Phineas Upham." 

He held the same office in 1702, as appears by the record of the 
session of the court, in May of that year. He was also one of the 
selectmen at Maiden for 1701 and 1702, and for 1703 and 1704, 

In 1705, his name was again among the representatives, as the 
following shows: 

"Anno regni Annse Reginae Quarto." 
" At a Great and General Court holden at Boston, on Wednesday, 

Upham Genealogy. 75 

the 13th day of May, 1705. Names of the Representatives re- 
turned. County of Middlesex." 

" Maiden, Mr. Phineas Upham." 

He was again selectman for the years 1709 and 17 10, at which 
tmie he is called Deacon. For the years 171 1, 17 14 and 17 15, he 
was moderator of the town meeting. In May, 17 16, he was again 
chosen representative, and in 17 17, was moderator and selectman. 

He was chosen representative for the fifth time, in May, 17 18. 

The gravestone of Phineas Upham, Second, is still standing in 
the old burying-ground at Maiden, and has the following 


DIED OCT. 1720, IN YE 62 Year OF 


His wife survived him, and was living in November, 1720, at 
which time she appeared before the magistrate, where she declared 
herself content with her legacy. There is no record of her death. 

Phineas, above, and wife Mary, had: 

8 I Phineas, b. June 10, 1682. 

II Mary, b. 1685; d. Aug. 20, 1687. 

9 III James, b. 1687. 

IV Mary, b. 1689; m. May 28, 17 13, John Griffin, of Charles- 
town, and moved to Middleton, Conn. 

10 V Ebenezer, m. Elizabeth Blanchard, Oct. 10, 1717. 

11 VI Jonathan, b. 1694; of Nantucket. 

12 VII William, b. Oct. 30, 1697. 

VIII Elizabeth, b. 1699 or 1700; m. Jonathan Dowse, Jr., 
May 19, 1726, and d. in Charlestown, June 19, 1730. 

Autograph of Phineas Upham, Second. 

76 Upham Genealogy. 

4. NathanieP Upham (Phineas^ John'), of Maiden, Mass., b. 
there in 1661; m. Sarah Floyd, who d. se. 53, Oct. 14, 17 15. He 
d. Nov. II, 1717, and left an estate by will. His gravestone at 
Maiden, on which he is called " Sergeant." They had: 

13 I Nathaniel, b. 1685-6. 

n Sarah, b. 1688-9; m. Samuel Grover, 17 13. 

III Ruth, b. 1691; m. Nathaniel Nichols, 1716-17. 

IV Dorothy, m. John Coleman, 1723. She d. 1734-5, se. 


14 V Noah, b. 1694. 
VI Abagail, b. 1696. 

VII Joanna, b. 1699; m. Samuel Wesson, 17 17. 
VIII Lois, b. 1701; m. James Hill, 1727. 
IX Eunice, b. 1707; m. Benj. Wesson, Apr. 18, 1726. 

5. John^ Upham (Phineas^, John'), of Maiden, Mass., b. there 
Dec. 9, 1666; m. Abagail Hay ward (in one account it is written 
Howard), 1688, dau. of Samuel; she d. Aug. 23, 17 17, and he m, 
2d, Tamzen Ong, 1717-18. He d. at Maiden, June 9, 1733. 
They had: 

15 I John, b. 1690. 

16 II Samuel, b. 1691. 
Ill Abigail, b. 1698. 

17 IV Ezekiel, b. 1700. 

18 V David, b. 1702. 

VI Jacob, b. 17 19; d. in infancy. 

6. Thomas^ Upham (Phineas^ John^), of Reading, Mass., b. 
in Maiden, 1668; m. Elizabeth Hovey, of Topsfield, 1693, who d. 
se. 32, Feb. 16, 1703-4; m. (2) Mary Brown, of Reading, Oct. 2, 
1704, who d. 1707; m. (3) Ruth (widow of John Smith, of Charles- 
town), b. 1688, dau. of Thomas Cutler, of Reading (a descendant 
of John of Hingham, 1637). She d. May 17, 1758, in 70th year. 
Thomas Upham owned land at Reading, and was probably one of 
the early types of a New England farmer. Though he is mentioned 
as '' of Reading," it is not probable that he moved from the original 

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location of the family at Maiden, as the History of Reading says : 
"The north part of Maiden, including ten families, was annexed 
to Reading in 1727. This annexation included the Green, Upham, 
and Evans families, with their farms, and was that part which 
is now Greenwood, that was situated southerly of the old Smith 
farms." The Reading records also show : "1726. The town voted 
that upon the petition of our neighbors in the north end of Maiden, 
Richard Upham and William Green representing them," etc. He 
d. in his 67th year, as appears from his gravestone, which is still 
standing at Wakefield (formerly Reading) viz. : 

Here lyes ye body of 

Mr. Thomas Upham, who died 

Nov. ye 26, 1735, in ye 

67 year of his age. 

Thomas Upham and his three wives had: 

19 I Thomas, b. 1694; baptized at Topsfield, Nov. 18. 
II Elizabeth, b. 1695; m. Joseph Woolson, 1726. 

20 III Abijah, b. 1698. 

21 IV Nathan, b. 1701. 

22 V Josiah, b. 1705; son of 2d wife. 

23 VI Joseph, b. April 14, 17 12, bapt. July 26; son of 3d wife. 

7. Richard^ Upham (Phineas", John^), of Reading, Mass., b. 
in Maiden, 1675; m. Abigail Hovey, of Topsfield, May 19, 1698, 
who d. in 85th year, Sept. i, 1764. Like his brother Thomas, and 
as already explained, he owned land which was originally a part of 
Maiden, but in 1727 became a part of Reading, on the petition of 
Richard Upham and others — which part afterward was in Green- 
wood. He purchased land in Thompson, Conn., of Isaac Jewett, 
in 1726, and conveyed the same, and other subsequent purchases 
to his son Ivory. He was a farmer. In 1733 he was one of a com- 
mittee to treat with Mr. Hobbs — the minister. He is mentioned 
in the History of Reading thus : " 1734. Richard Upham whom 
Parson Hobbs calls a saint indeed, died this year, of stranguary." 
He d. as per church record, "May 18, 1734, in 59 year of stran- 

78 Upham Genealogy. 

guary, a saint indeed." Gravestone at South Reading. Richard 
Upham and wife Abigail had : 
I Richard ; d. 1700. 

24 II Ivory, b. 1701. 

III Abigail, b. 1703; d. Jan. 7, 1713-4. 

IV Dorcas, b. 1707; d. Jan. 22, 1715-6. 

V Hepzibah, b. 1710-11; m. Nathaniel Longley, of Dor- 
chester, Jan. 29, 1756. 
VI Mary; *' spinster," of Maiden. 
VII Ruth, b. 1714; bapt. Dec. 6; d. July 7, 1769. 

25 VIII Richard, b. 17 16; bapt. Dec. 9. 

IX Luke, b. 17 19; bapt. March 29 ; prob. d. young. 
X Luke, b. 1721; d. April 23, 1731. 
XI Abigail, b. 1721: d. Nov., 1738. 
XII Susanna; m. Ephraim Weston, Dec. 5, 1748. 


""'8. Phineas^ Upham (Phineas^, Phineas', John'), of Maiden, 
Mass., b. there June 10, 1682; m. by Mr. Wigglesworth, Nov. 
23, 1703, Tamzen (Thomasin) Hill, dau. of Isaac and Sarah 
(Bicknell) Hill, b. Dec. 10, 1685, who d. Apr. 24, 1768. He is 
early mentioned as yeoman, and soon after his marriage he moved 
from what was known as Maiden Center to North Maiden, of 
which place he was one of the first inhabitants. In the year 
1707-8, he is mentioned as "Ensign Phineas Upham," and was 
that year chosen a selectman, as he was also the following year, and 
the year 1709-10. In 1711-12, he was assessor. For the years 
1725, 1726, 1728, 1729 and 1730, he was chosen moderator of 
the town meetings. He was again moderator for the years 
/ 1748 and 1752. His name also appears on the records as witness 
/ to various legal documents, as the will of Lazarus Grover, in May, 
i 17 15; and in 17 16, the will of Nathaniel Upham is witnessed by 
both the second and third Phineas Upham. 

His will was made in the year 1751, and as this document was 
lodged in the probate office the 29th of April, 1766, it is probable 

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that his death occurred that year; in this case he was in his 84th 
year at the time of his death. His wife died two years later, at 
the age of 8^. 

In the Notices, Dr. Upham says: "Mr. John Edmonds, of 
Maiden, an old soldier, now " (1845), " 89 years of age, informs me 
that when a boy he often saw Phineas Upham. He states that he 
was of medium height; his hair abundant, but of pure white, and 
his costume that of his times, viz. — breeches, cocked hat, &c. He 
used to walk about the village with the assistance of an ivory- 
headed cane, and he had a favorite seat beneath a wide-spreading 
tree, where he was often seen reposing. He 'valued himself,' 
says Mr. Edmonds, 'on his French blood.'" 

Phineas Upham and his wife, Tamzen, had: 

I Tabitha, b. Dec. 11, 1704; m. Daniel Newhall, 1728. 
II Mary, b. Mar. 5, 1706; m. Capt. Daniel Goff, of Boston, 

26 III Phineas, b. Jan. 14, 1708. 

IV Sarah, b. May 31, 1709; d. Sept. 23, 1709. 

27 V Timothy, b. Aug. 29, 17 10. 

VI Zebediah, b. Mar. 13, 17 12; d. Apr. 28, 17 12. 
VII Tamzen, b. May 5, 1713; d. infant. 

28 VIII Isaac, b. July 31, 17 14. 

29 IX Jabez, b. Jan. 3, 1717. 

30 X Amos, b. Sept. 29, 17 18. 

XI Tamzen, b. May 21, 1720; m. Jonathan Wiley, of Lynn, 

XII Sarah, b. Oct. 21, 1 721; m. Benj. Rice, of Brookfield, 1744. 

31 XIII Jacob, b. Apr. 30, 1723. 

T/ie Old Upham Hoinestcad at Meh-ose. 
The following interesting account of the old house still standing 
at Melrose, formerly North Maiden, Mass., was prepared by Mary 
Elizabeth, the daughter of Orne Upham (No. 320), who was born 
in the house, and whose Upham ancestors have continued to live 
and die there since the days of the third Phineas. It is, therefore, 
the ancestral home of all who descend from Phineas Upham, Third, 

8o Upham Genealogy. 

and for that reason should be of especial interest to such. This 
account was written in April, 1890, at which time the homestead 
was the property of Orne Upham. 

Our records say that Phineas Upham, the Third (son of Deacon 
Phineas, and grandson of Lieut. Phineas), was one of the earliest 
settlers in North Maiden — now Melrose. Accounts differ as to 
the time of the building of his homestead. The dates 1695, 1698, 
and 1700 are given by different authorities, as the time when the 
land was granted to him. The old Maiden record says : " Phineas 
Upham and Tamzen Hill were joined in marriage, ye 23d of No- 
vember, 1703, by Mr. Wigglesworth; " so we may be sure that soon 
after the opening of the eighteenth century, young Phineas and his 
bride " Tamzen," were established in their primitive dwelling on 
the wooded crest of" Upham Hill." 

The original house must have been quite small. A family tradi- 
tion has taught us that it little more than covered the present cel- 
lar, which extends under less than half the building. A huge 
chimney — with a fireplace ten feet long, and as high as the main 
room of the dwelling — rivaled the house itself in size. 

But it was not long before the family outgrew its narrow quar- 
ters. Then was the first building supplemented by such additions, 
that it came to be a large, substantial dwelling, thirty feet in length, 
and two stories high toward the south. On the north the roof 
sloped nearly to the ground. 

Later still (and yet so long ago that no one now living remem- 
bers it) the sloping roof was raised, so that the house is nearly two 
stories high on the north, to-day. In the old garret the original 
sloping rafters may yet be seen. 

Tlie front door of the house is away from the street on the south 
side. Crossing its smooth door-stone we enter a small passage- 
way from which a few stairs, with two square landings, lead to the 
upper floor. At the right a low door-way admits us to a large room, 
eighteen feet square, presumably the "best room " of the house. 
Its low wainscot, and high mantel, the broad beams across the ceil- 
ing — but a short distance above our heads — and the long hearth 
of the primitive fireplace — all point to the age of the structure. 

Upham Genealogy. 8i 

On the left of the front entry is another room, much like the 
first. The center of the house is occupied by the huge chimney, 
and on the north are the smaller rooms. 

The oak beams are in many cases eighteen inches thick; and 
the walls are filled in with bricks and clay. The chimney is made 
of bricks of many different sizes, and clay instead of mortar is 
used. The fireplaces have been made smaller, within a century, 
but the original hearths — in some of which square tiles are placed 
— are still left. 

The occupants of this house through the various succeeding 
generations have all been tillers of the soil, though several have 
combined with this mechanical trades, as a supplementary occupa- 
tion. Its present owner and occupant (Orne Upham) still carries 
on the farm, though but few of the original acres remain. 

9. James* Upham (Phineas^ Phineas^ John'), of Maiden, 
Mass., b. there 1687; m. Dorothy Wigglesworth, 1709. They had: 
32 I Edward, b. March 26, 1710, in Maiden; m. Sarah Leon- 

ard, and was a minister at West Springfield. 
-^11 Mary, b. 1711; m. Thomas Parker, Jr., i73i..v„ 

III Mercy, m. David Pratt, 1734. 

IV Martha, b. 17 14; m. Samuel Newhall, 1736-7; m. (2) 

Samuel Wade, of Medford, 1741. They had James 
Wade, father of Hon. B. F. Wade, U. S. Senator from 
Ohio. The mother of Senator Wade was Mary, the 
dau. of Rev. Edward Upham, of West Springfield, b. 

■ March 26, 17 10, as shown in the family of the Rev. 

: Edward Upham, No. 32. 

V James, b. 1716 (?) 

VI Judith; m. John Deland, of Charlestown, Nov. 22, 1739; 
she d. Oct. 25, 1787 or 1789, aged 69, the mother of 
eleven children. 

VII Elizabeth, b. 1727 ; m. April 25, 1749, James Sargent, of 
Maiden. Their dau. Elizabeth Sargent, b. Aug. 7, 
1754, m. at West Springfield, Mass., May 13, 1781, 
James Upham. 

82 Upham Genealogy. 

10. Ebenezer* Upham (Phineas^ Phineas^ John'), of Mai- 
den and Leicester, Mass., b. in Maiden between 1689 and 1694; 
m. Elizabeth Blanchard, dau. of Joshua, Oct. 10, 1717. His estate 
probated June 20, 1760. They had: 

33 I Caleb, b. 1723; m. Priscilla Allen, and was a Congrega- 

tional minister at Truro, Mass. 

34 II Ebenezer, b. 1727 ; m. Mary Crowl, and lived at Leices- 

ter, Mass. 
Ill Elizabeth, b. 1732; m. Asa Stower, of Maiden, whose 
second wife was Rebecca (Denny) Lynde, at Leices- 

11. Jonathan* Upham (Phineas^ Phineas', John^), of Nan- 
tucket, Mass., b. in Maiden, 1694; m. Ruth Pease, dau. of Stephen, 
of Edgartown; m. (2) Ruth Coffin (widow of George, who d. 
1727), dau, of John Swain, Jr. Jonathan Upham d. May 16, 
1750. They had: 

35 I Jonathan, b. June 8, 1723, at Nantucket. 

12. William^ Upham (Phineas^ Phineas^, John'), of Weston, 
Mass., b. in Maiden, Mass., Oct. 30, 1679; m. Naomi Dana, June 
21, 1722, at Cambridge, who d. 1725-6; ra. (2) Thankful Dana, 
1728, who d. May 23, 1740, se. 45, as per gravestone at Weston; 
both wives the daus. of Daniel and Naomi (Crosswell) Dana, of 
Cambridge, and grand-daus. of Thomas and Priscilla (Upham)Cross- 
well. He m. (3) Elizabeth Robinson (b. 1707, dau. of William), 
March 3, 1740-1, who d. 1772. William and his three wives had : 

36 I William, b. 1722-3. 

II Daniel, b. 1724; d. young. 

III Daniel, b. 1725-6; d. young. 

IV Abigail, b. 1 730-1; d. 1740. 
V Mary, b. 173 1-2; d. young, 

VI Ephraim, b. 1735; d. May, 18, 1740, 
VII Abigail, b. 1744; m. Dr. Isaac Starr, Nov. 27, 1762. 

13. NathanieP Upham (NathanieP, Phineas^ John'), of Mai- 
den, Mass., b. there 1685-6; m. Mary Tuthill, of Boston, Feb. 6, 

Upham Genealogy, 83 

1706; he d. at Leicester; his will, Feb. 29, 1764, prob. April 2, 

1765. They had : 

I Mary, b. 1707; d. early. 
II Phebe, b. 1709 ; d. April 3, 1725, ae. 15 yrs. 8 mos. 

III Martha, b. 1710-11; d. May 31, 1725, 3e. 14 yrs. 2 mos. 

23 ds. 

IV Daniel, b. 1713; d. Sept. i, 1714, se. i yr. 5 mos. 

37 V Nathaniel, b. 17 15. 

VI Sarah, b. 17 18; m. Samuel Hussey, of Boston, 1736-7. 
VII Daniel, b. 1719-20; d. Sept. 18, 1738, ae. 19. 
VIII Abigail, b. 1724; m. (2d wf.) Abr. Hill, in 1746 ; record on 
gravestone says, Abigail d. Sept. 22, 1738, «. 14 yrs. 
IX Mary, b. 1737-8; d. Sept. 8, 1738. 

14. Noah* Upham (NathanieP, Phineas^ John^), of Maiden, 
Mass., and later of Pomfret and Mansfield, Conn., b. in Maiden, 
1694; m. Lydia Jenkins, dau. of Obadiah and Mary, and widow 
of Joseph Lewis, of Swansey ; she d. Oct. 14, 1762. He lived at 
Maiden until about 33 years old, then moved to Pomfret, Conn., 
where he bought 103 acres of land, with buildings and fence 
thereon, from Joseph and Elizabeth Sessions, for which he paid 
^500 ; this probably establishes the date of his appearance at 
Pomfret. He was living at Mansfield, Conn., in 1745, and d. 
Feb. 8, 1766. They had : 

38 I Noah, b. 1720, in Maiden; m. Hannah. 

39 II Benjamin, b. April 10, 1723, in Maiden; m. Ann Wood. 

III Lydia, b. Jan. 3, 1725, in Maiden. 

IV Mary, b. Oct. 22, 1730, at Pomfret; d. in Mansfield, 

Oct. 31, 1745. 

15. John^ Upham (John^ Phineas', John^), of Maiden, Mass., 
b. there 1690; m. Sarah Burnal in Lynn, Nov. 3, 1727 (?); m. (2) in 
Maiden, 1 750, Deliverance Fowle, of Lynn, who d. in Maiden, April 
30, 1772; m. prob. 3d wf. Patience, and sold land in Bellingham, 

1766. He was in Stoughton in 1724, and owned land there, on a 
portion of which the Universalist church was afterward built. 
He d. in Maiden, March i, 1783, in 94th year. They had: 

8,4 Upham Genealogy. 

I Hannah. 
II Sarah, b. in Canton, Oct. 3, 1730. 

III John, b. Oct. 23, 1732. 

IV Lydia, b. Sept. 25, 1737. 

V Burnal, b. April 26, 1740, in Canton; he was in the 
Revolutionary army in 1781. 
VI Zuriah, b. May 9, 1744, in Lynn. 
VII John, b. Oct. 26, 1746, in Lynn. 

16. Samuel* Upham (John*, Phineas^, John^), of Maiden, 
Mass., and subsequently of Leicester, b. in Maiden, 169 1; m. 
Mary, dau. of Lazarus Grover, 17 14-5; his will at Leicester, Feb. 
I, 1761. They had: 

■y I Mary, b. 1715-6; m. David Parker, 1740. ^ 
^11 Abigail, b. 1717-18; d. 1738. ) 

III Mercy, b. 1720; d. Aug. 17, 1738, 

40 IV Samuel, b. 1722, in Maiden. 

41 V Jonathan, b. 1724, prob. in Maiden. 

42 VI Ebenezer, b. 1726, in Maiden. 

43 VII Jacob, b. 1729, prob. in Maiden. 
VIII Phebe, b. 1731; d. 1738. 

IX John, b. 1733; d. Sept. 6, 1736. 
X William, b. 1735-6; d. Aug. 15, 1738. 

17. EzekieP Upham (John^ Phineas^ John'), of Sturbridge, 
Mass., b. in Maiden, Mass., 1700; m. Hannah Stearns, of Dor- 
chester, 1726, who d. Jan. 10, 1788. He is known to have been 
at Dorchester in 1726, and in the same year he was at Stoughton, 
where he sold land (the same land had been previously bought by his 
brother John), on a portion of which the Universalist church was 
afterward built. He settled at Sturbridge about 1730, and bought 
a tract of land there, probably remaining there the rest of his life; 
he was one of the 14 male members who first organized the Con- 
gregational church at Sturbridge on the 29th of Sept., 1736; he 
also appears to have held the rank of captain at Sturbridge, as he 
is given that title on the town records. They had: 

Upham Genealogy. 85 

44 I Ezekiel, b. Nov. 30, 1727. 
II Hannah, b. Dec. 4, 1729. 

Ill Abigail, b. Feb. 22, 1232; m. Ephraim White, Dec. 21, 
1752; d. Jan. 6, 1759. 

45 IV John, b. April 6, 1734. 

46 V Asa, b. May 18, 1736. 

47 VI William, b. Oct. 29, 1738; his descendants say he was 

b. at Maiden. 

48 VII Isaac, b. Oct. 3, 1741. 

49 VIII Nathaniel; one record says b. July 25, 1745, another, 

Sept. 27, 1746. 

18. David^ Upham ( John^ Phineas", John'), of Maiden, Mass., 

b. there, 1702; m. Sarah ; both living in Maiden in 1754. 

They had: 

I Sarah, b. 1733; d. 1734-5- 
II Sarah, b. 1735-6; m. Amos Pratt, of Lynn, 1761. 

III Mercy; (named with Sarah and Phebe in her aunt's will.) 

IV Abigail, b. 1740; d. young. 

V Phebe, b. Nov. 30, 1743, at Lynn ; m. Phineas Pratt, 
April 28, 1782. 

19. Thomas* Upham (Thomas^, Phineas^ John'), of Read- 
ing, Mass., b. 1694; baptized at Topsfield, Nov. 18, 1694; m. 
Ruth Smith (dau. of John and wife Ruth, who became third wife 
of Thomas Upham, Sr. ), who came with him from Charlestown, 
and d. in Weston, ae. 28, in 1722. He m. (2) widow Elizabeth 
(relict of John Bullard), in 1723, who d. 1753. Thomas Upham 
and wife were members of the church at Maiden in 1721 — as per 
History of Reading; he was a miller, and bought lands in Weston 
in 1724, near to James Spike's, and the " Four Mile Brook." He 
d. Sept. 25, 1729-30. They had: 

I Ruth, b. Aug. 31, 1 7 16, at Charlestown; bapt. at Read- 
ing, Oct. 4; m. David Green, March 2, 1736; d. in 
39th year, Aug. 11, 1755. 
50 II Thomas, b. June 30, 17 18, at Charlestown. 
HI Jabez, b. at Weston ; d. 1720. 

IV Elizabeth, b. 1723-4; dau. 2d wf. m. Abijah Fisk, 
in 1753 ; he d. 1774, and she m. (2) Colonel John 
Trowbridge, of Framingham, in 1775. 

20. Abijah* Upham (Thomas^ Phineas^ John'), of Weston, 
Mass., b. in Maiden, 1698; m. Elizabeth Spring, 1725 ; her grave- 
stone at Weston says: "Mrs. Elizabeth Upham, wife of Deacon 
Abijah Upham, died Feb. 18, 1794, aged 90 years." He was a 
prominent man at Weston in his time; was deacon almost thirty 

86 Upham Genealogy. 

years; representative to the General Court several terms; often 
selectman, and had a large share of the town business. His grave- 
stone at Weston says: " Deacon Abijah Upham died Dec. 3, 1775, 
aged 78 years. He formerly represented the town in the Assem- 
bly of this Province." They had: 

51 I Abijah, b. May i, 1726 ; as per Bond's Watertown, p. 

614 ; he went to Canton. 
II Amos, b. 1727; d. 1750. 

III Mehitabel, b. 1741 ; m. Elisha Jones, Jr., 1761. 

IV Eunice, b. 1744°; m. Capt. Roger Dench, 1764. 

52 V Phineas, b. April 26, 1747. 

VI Susanna; m. Uriah Gregory, Nov. 30, 1769. 

21. Nathan* Upham (Thomas^ Phineas^, John^), of Weston, 
Mass., b. in Maiden, 1701; m. Sarah Wesson, of Reading, June 5, 
1728, who d. 1729; he m. (2) Mary Brown, 1730, dau. of Benj. and 

They had: 


na, of Weston. 


September, i 





Sarah, b 

• 1732- 



b. 1733; 





b. Sept. 





b. 1739 

; d. 



Mary, b 

. March 


, 1741-2; 





Jr. (his 


wf.); sh( 

s d. 



1762, Daniel 
. _ _ 1793, se. 52. 

(One record says they had a son who d. July, 1750, as. 
7, and a dau. d. 1750, ae. 3. Bond says they had "5 
children, the 5th, Mary, b. March 12, 1741-2.") 

22. Josiah'' upham (Thomas^ Phineas^ John^), of Weston, 
and later of Athol, Mass., b. 1705, in Maiden; m. Judith Train, 
1732. (The Trains moved to Bristol, Me., and Jabez, of this 
family, followed them to that place later.) Josiah Upham d. Aug. 
II, 1772. They had: 

I Josiah, b. June 26, 1733 ; m. Sarah Janison, — they both 
of Needham — Dec. 8, 1774; they had Lydia, b. July 
I, 1783. They deeded land in Needham, in 1785. 
53 II Jabez, b. May 6, 1735; settled at Bristol, Me., after he 
had been in the Revolutionary war. 

III Isaac, b. Feb. 2, 1737-8; d. 1743. 

IV Ephraim, b. June 4, 1740. 

V John, b. April 21, 1743; d. Sept. 28, 1754. 
VI Isaac, b. Feb. 27, 1745-6; d. Sept. 12, 1754. 
VII Lydia, b. Oct. 19, 1748; d. Sept. 3, 1754. 

23. Joseph^ Upham (Thomas^ Phineas*, John'), of Dudley, 
Mass., b. in Reading, Mass., in 1712; m. Nov. 20, 1732, Martha 
Green, of Maiden, b. 1716; d. Sept. 11, 1738; m. (2) Feb. 28, 

Upham Genealogy. 87 

1739, Elizabeth Richardson, of Woburn, b. Dec 4, 17 15. She 
was the granddaughter of Samuel Richardson, of Woburn, and 
died after the birth of all her husband's children. He m. (3) at 
the age of 64, Abigail Arasden, of Southboro, widow of Jonathan. 
She d. in 79th year, Dec. 14, 1806. Joseph Upham with his wife, 
Elizabeth, and five children, moved from Reading to Dudley 
about the year 1748, where he was one of the early settlers. He 
purchased a large tract of land at Dudley, and in 1878, four pieces 
of this land were still in the possession of his descendants, the 
Uphams, of Dudley, who had the original deed for the same. He 
gave to each of his sons a farm of about one hundred acres, re- 
quiring them to clear it by the time they became of age, at which 
time it was deeded to them. He d. in his Sistyear, Oct. 12, 1792. 

He had by wife Martha: 

I Martha, b. May 6, 1738; m. Thomas Wilson, of Kil- 
lingly. Conn., Oct. 18, 1759. 

By wife Elizabeth : 

54 n Joseph, b. Dec. 10, 1740; m. Eunice Kidder, and lived 

in Dudley. 

55 in Thomas, b. Dec. 10, 1742; m. Elizabath Pratt, of Ox- 

ford, and lived in Dudley. 
IV Elizabeth, b. Feb. 14, 1745; d. in Dudley, Oct. 28, 183 1. 
V Susanna, b. April 15, 1747; m. David Kidder (son of 
Richard), Feb. 23, 1758. 
The above all b. in Reading, the others in Dudley. 

56 VI Benjamin, b. Sept. 14, 1749; m. Hepzibah Earned, and 

lived in Dudley. He was a Revolutionary soldier 
called out at the Lexington alarm. 
VII Ruth, b. Dec. 30, 1751; d. at Dudley, unm., age 65. 
VIII Lois, b. May 18, 1754; m. Philip Brown, Sept. 28, 1775. 

57 IX Simeon, b. May 11, 1757; m. Miriam Earned, and lived 

in Dudley. He was a Revolutionary soldier. 

58 X Nathan, b. June 8, 1763; m. Mary Robbins, and lived 

in Dudley. 
24. Ivory^ Upham (Richard^ Phineas^, John'), of Killingly, 

Conn., b. in Maiden, Mass., 1701; m. Tabitha , who d. 

March 13, 1744; m. (2) Jane , who was admitted to the 

church, Sept. 28, 1746, from Sutton, Mass., and d. in Killingly, 
Jan. 23, 1 750-1; m. (3) Mary Haskob of Beverly, Mass., July 2, 
1752. He had a tract of land at Killingly, left to him in his 
father's will, which was probably the cause of his settling at Kil- 
lingly. He conveyed " a parcle of land " to his son, Ivory, Jr., 
Feb. 9, 1756, for five pounds — 20 acres — as per Killingly rec- 
ords. Miss Learned's Hist, of Windham Co., Conn., says: 

88 Upham Genealogy. 

"January 28, 1730, a day of fasting and prayer, at which a church 
Avas formed, twenty-eight persons ' owned the covenant,^ of which 
number Ivory Upham was one." The same writer says: "H. 
Green, Jr., and Ivory Upham, were a town committee to cast up 
accounts of Capt. Howe, which he brought in respecting land 
tax," etc. Ivory Upham d. about 1756. His will at Pomfret, 
Conn., Book i, p. 204, — probated 1756 — names sons Ivory, Sam- 
uel, and Luke only, indicating that the four younger sons were 
not then living. 

He had by wife Tabitha : 

59 I Ivory, b. Sept. 27, 1724, in Charlestown, Mass.; bapt 

in Reading, Oct. 4, 1722; m. Jerusha Stone, and 
lived in Thompson, Conn. 
II Samuel, b. June 14, 1726, in Maiden, Mass.; m. Esther 
Coburn, at Dudley, Nov. 7, 1750. 

III Tabitha, bapt. Oct. 27, 1728. 

IV Abigail, b. Sept. 19, 1730, of Killingly; published at 

Dudley, with William Coburn, Feb. 17, 1759. 

60 V Luke, b. June i, 1733; m. Lois Sabin, and lived in Kil- 

VI Richard, b. March 24, 1734-5. 
VII John, b. Feb. 9, 1736. 
VIII Phineas, b. April i, 1739; d. Aug. 26, 1742. 
IX Ebenezer, b. March 15, 1 740-1. 

25. Richard'' Upham (Richard^ Phineas^ John'), of Onslow, 
Nova Scotia, b. in Maiden, Mass.; bapt. Dec. 9, 17 16; m. Eliza- 
beth Hovey, who d. June 7, 1756, in her 35th year, and who was, 
accordingly, the mother of all but the two youngest of his chil- 
dren. He m. (2) Elizabeth Putnam, widow, of Conn. (Her 
first husband was a relative of Gen. Putnam, " '76.") She was heir 
to Putnam estate in 1773, as per Essex Co. deed, with William 
and Caleb Putnam. Richard Upham was engaged in trading 
from Salem, along the coasts of Maine, Nova Scotia, and Cape 
Breton; was at the capture of Louisburg, where he lost his ves- 
sels and other property. He built a house at Halifax, N. S., 
then secured a grant of the township of Onslow, now in the 
county of Colchester, N. S., on condition of settling it; which was 
done with families from New England. The grant of the town- 

NoTE. — It is said that the sons of Richard, above, were " young men of 
the province, not very industrious, probably on account of their early asso- 
ciations," but, also, that " the Nova Scotia branch of the Uphams were 
gentle in their manners, intelligent, and given to the acquisition of knowl- 
edge." See further information of this general character in the record of 
the following generations of the descendants of Richard, of Onslow. 

Upham Genealogy. 89 

ship of Onslow was made to Richard Upham, and sixteen others, 
for a certain number of shares, or rights; and to Francis Blair 
and thirty others, for certain other rights or shares, in all forty- 
eight persons. This grant was for fifty thousand acres, being 
the whole of the township of Onslow. It is dated Feb. 21, 1769, 
and is signed by Lord William Campbell, who was then Governor 
of Nova Scotia. Richard Upham died at Onslow, about 1780, 
having deeded his property — said to be then and still, the most 
valuable in the county — to his stepson, William Putnam, whose 
descendants have inherited it, as per information from one of 
Richard Upham's posterity. Richard Upham and his two wives 

I Child; d. aged i yr., Oct., 1740. 

II Richard, bapt. June 29, 1741; d. Dec, 1743. 

III Elizabeth, b. Oct. 9, 1742. 

IV Richard, bapt. Dec. 25, 1743; d. early. 

61 V Luke, b. Oct. 25, 1746. 

VI Abigail, bapt. April 9, 1749. 
VII Arthur, b. March 25, 1750; d. May, 1750. 

62 VIII Nathan, b. July 25, 1752. 

6;^ IX Richard, bapt. May 28, 1758. 
X Mary, bapt. April 5, 1761. 

26. Phineas' Upham (Phineas'*, Phineas^ Phineas'', John'), of 
Maiden, Mass., b. there 1707-8; m. Hannah Waite (b. Sept. 17, 
1709), Dec. 30, 1730. His gravestone at Maiden says: "Mr. 
Phineas Upham, d. July 17, 1738, age 31 years, 6mos." He died 
of throat distemper, which prevailed at Maiden, that year, and of 
which many died. His wife, Hannah, was a descendant of Cap- 
tain John Waite, one of the leading men of Maiden, he was cap- 
tain of the military company, speaker of the House of Deputies, 
and one of the compilers of the first body of the Colony Laws ; 
she was also a descendant of John Howland, the Mayflower Pil- 
grim ; she m. (2) Israel Cook, of Boston, Jan. 11, 1845; she d. 
Oct. 3, 1789.* They had: 

I Phineas, b. June 6, 1732; d. Sept. i, 1736. 

II Hannah, b. May 6, 1734; m. March 12, 1752, in Mai- 

den, John Haskins, of Boston, b. March 12, 1729; he 
d. Oct. 27, 1814; she d. Sept. 18, 1819. They had: 

* Hannah (Waite) Upham (widow of Phineas Upham) had by second 
marriage, with Israel Cook: Israel Cook, Jr., b. Dec. 4, 1750, who m. Apl. 
8. 1773, Phebe Vinton. They had Betsey Cook, b. Nov. 4, 1779; she m. 
June 5, 1808, Francis A. Foxcroft, b. Aug. 4, 1782, son of Dr. Francis Fox- 
croft and wife, Sarah Upham, dau. of Dr. Jabez Upham, of Brookfield, 
Mass. (As per Vinton Memorial.) 


90 Upham Genealogy. 

A. Sarah Haskins, b. April 22, 1853 ; m. John Inman, 

of Boston. 

B. Thomas Haskins, b. Jan. 12, 1755 ; d. infant. 

C. Hannah Haskins, b. Dec. 17, 1757; m. Dr. 

Thomas Kast, of Boston. 

D. Deborah Haskins, b. July 17, 1759; d. young. 

E. John Haskins, b. April 18, 1761; d, young. 

F. John Haskins, b. Aug. 19, 1762 ; grad. H. C. , 

1781; d. Sept. II, 1840. 

G. Lydia Haskins, b. Oct. 7, 1763; m. Rev. William 

Greenough, of Newton. 
H. Deborah Haskins, b. Nov. 5, 1765; m. Rev. M. 

Shepard, of Little Compton, R. I. 
I. Mary Haskins, b. Dec. 22, 1766; m. William 

Ladd, of Little Compton, R. I. 
J. Ruth Haskins, b, Nov. 9, 1768; m. Oct. 25, 1796, 
Rev. William Emerson, of Harvard, Mass.; 
she d. Nov. 16, 1853. They had eight children, 
one of whom was Ralph Waldo Emerson, the 
''Sage of Concord." 
K. Ann Haskins, b. Feb. 22, 1770; d. 1842. 
L. Elizabeth Haskins, b. April 25, 1771; d. 1853. 
M. Robert Haskins, b. July 2, 1773; m. Rebecca 
Emerson, sister of Rev. William Emerson, of 
N. Thomas Haskins, b. Jan. 9, 1775 ; m. Aug. 23, 
1 80 1, Elizabeth, dau. of Dr. Francis Foxcroft, 
and his wife Sarah Upham (dau. of Dr. Jabez 
Upham, of Brookfield, and his wife Katherine 
Nichols, also of the Upham blood). They had 
Rev. George Foxcroft Haskins; grad. H. C, 
1826, who was rector of Grace Church (Episco- 
palian), of Boston, and afterward became a 
Roman Catholic, known as Father Haskins. 
He founded the House of the Angel Guardian, 
but died before he had finished his life work, 
and into which he had put his means. 
O. Fanny Haskins, b. Dec. 26, 1777; d. 1854. 
P. Ralph Haskins, b. April 5, 1779; d. 1852. 
IIL Phineas, b. 1736-7. 
IV. Child — posthumous, b. 1738. 
27. Timothy Upham' (Phineas', Phineas% Phineas', John*), 
of Maiden and Saugus, Mass., b. in Maiden, Aug. 29, 1710 ; m. 
Dec. 24, 1739, by Rev. Edward Cheever, Mary Cheever, of Lynn, 

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who was b. April 10, 1720; she was the dau. of Thomas and 
Mary Cheever; her father m. WidoAv Mary Baker, Aug. 6, 17 12. 
Timothy Upham is mentioned by Mr. Wyman as a weaver, but it 
is probable that this, like some others, may have been owing to 
the fact that he had a loom in his possession, probably on his farm; 
he is said by Dr. Upham — in the Notices — to have been " a 
farmer in easy circumstances." In 1740 he was chosen with 
James Green to put into execution a new law for the better pres- 
ervation of deer in the province. In 1745 he was made surveyor 
of highways. In 1749-50 he was appointed constable, and in 175 1 
he was executor of his father's will. At this time it is probable 
that he became a member of Mr, Roby's church, then the third of 
Lynn, but afterward the first of Saugus. This church was organ- 
ized and the Rev. ■Mr. Roby ordained over it in 1753, and its rec- 
ords contain the following entry: " Jan. 22d, 1759, the church 
consented, at the request of the church at Stoneham, to send two 
deacons and Mr. Timothy Upham to assist in the instalment of 
the Rev. John Searle." He died July 3, 1781, aged nearly 
seventy-one, and was buried in the old graveyard at Saugus. Dr. 
Upham says he was "of a character mild and generous, but firm 
and upright." His wife survived him many years and died at 
South Reading — probably at the house of her dau., Mrs. Board- 
man — on the 22d of April, 1801, of palsy, being at that time in 
her eightieth year. They had: 

I Lydia, b. Oct. 11, 1740; d. as. i day. 
II Lydia, b. April 23, 1743; m. Benj. Grover, Nov. 11, 1767, 
and was afterward third wife of Eleazar Richardson. 

64 HI Jesse, b. March 18, 1745- 

65 IV Timothy, b. Feb. 20, 1748, at Maiden. 

V Mary, b. Dec. 14, 1750; d. June 3, 1753. 
VI Mary, b. Sept. 5, 1756; m. Nov. 7, 1780, A. Boardman, 
Jr.; she d. at Derry, Vt. 
VII Jabez, b. Oct. 26, 1760; m. Sally Hill, dau. of Thos., of 
Maiden, March 10, 1786. He died at Charleston, S. 
C., and she m. (2) William Oliver, ]\Iarch 10, 1806. 
VIII Rebecca; m. Dr. John Hawks, of Lancaster, and they 
had Rebecca Hawks, who m. Ezekiel Upham, son of 
Jesse, of Melrose. 
28. Isaac* Upham (Phineas^ Phineas", Phineas^ John^), of 
Brookfield, Mass., b. July 31, 17 14; m. Hannah Barnes, Jan. 7, 
1742; she was b. Feb. 25, 172 1, the dau. of Samuel and Mary, 
and d. March 23, 1742-3. He m. (2) Anna Gilbert, dau. of 
Thomas and Judith (Goss) Gilbert, who was b. Sept. 13, 1725. 
His will proved June 5, 1792. They had : 

92 Upham Genealogy. 

I Hannah, b. March 13, 1743, dau. of first wife; m. Daniel 
Walker, Jr., and d. Aug. 10, 1779, leaving a family of 
II Tamzen, b, Dec. 26, 1744, dau. of second wife; m. Dr. 
Nathan Richardson, Feb. 16, 1764; d. March 2, 1776, 
leaving children. 
Ill Ezra, b. April 26, 1747; prob. d. young. 

66 IV Nathan, b. July 13, 1750; m. Eleanor Gilbert, Feb. 27, 

V Perie, b. April 18, 1752; prob. d. young. 
VI Mary, b. Sept. 16, 1755. 
VII Anna, b. July 24, 1759; prob. d. young. 

67 VIII Daniel, b. Jan. 7, 1762; m. Lydia Walker, Sept. 27, 

1 781 ; m. (2) Matilda Olds, June 10, 1824. 
IX Joseph, b. April 7, 1764; prob. d. young. 

29. Dr. Jabez^ Upham (Phineas^ Phineas^ Phineas^ John'), 
of Brookfield, Mass., b. Jan. 3, 1717, in Maiden, Mass.; m. 
Katharine Nichols, also of the Upham blood, a great-granddaugh- 
ter of Lieut, Phineas Upham; she survived the death of her hus- 
band. He was a doctor of medicine, as appears from various 
evidences and from the following extract from his father's will: 
"And the reason why I give my son Jabez no more in this my last 
will, is because I have given him to the value of a hundred pounds, 
in bringing him up to the art of a Doctor or Physician." He set- 
tled at Brookfield, and there became distinguished in the practice 
of his profession. He also built a grist mill on Mason's brook, at 
Brookfield, in 1748. He was captain of the company from Brook- 
field which marched for the relief of Fort William Henry during 
the French and Indian war, as appears from the following extract 
from the Hist, of North Brookfield: "Aug. 3, 1759, Gen. Montcalm, 
with an army of 11,000 French and Indians invested Fort William 
Henry. Col. Munroe defended the Fort for six days with an 
effective force of only 2,372 men, surrendering August 9. Cap- 
tain Jabez Upham's company from Brookfield, seventy men, not 
having intelligence of the surrender, marched from Brookfield for 
the relief of Col. Munroe, on the 9th of August, 1757 (the date of 
the surrender), and were out 17 days." He also represented 
Brookfield in the General Court during the years from 1756 to 
1760, inclusive. He died in his forty-fourth year, as appears from 
the inscription on his gravestone, a horizontal tablet, at Brook- 
field, viz.: 

" Beneath this stone lie deposited the remains of Doctor 
Jabez Upham the cheerful applycation of whose distin- 
guished abilities for the good of mankind rendered him 

Upham Genealogy. 93 

a useful member not only of the court of which he was 
some years but especially in the practice of physick in 
which his success demonstrated his skill but as no age or 
condition of life is free from the arrest of death he was 
called in the midst of his usefulness to leave this world 
and departed this life November 4th 1760 in the forty 
fourth year of his age — 

Hope humbly then with trembling pinions soar 
Wait the great teacher death and God adore." 

The gravestone of his wife Katharine is also at Brookfield, and 
bears the following inscription: 

" Here was buried Mistress Katharine Upham, who 
died March 12, 1774 aged 52, the widoAv of Dr. Jabez 
Upham who died Nov. 4, 1760." 
Dr. Jabez Upham and wife Katharine had (all born at Brook- 

68 I Phineas, b. Oct. 4, 1739; m. Susanna Buckminster; 

lived in Brookfield. 

69 II Joshua, b. Nov. 3, 1741 ; grad. H. C. 1763; m. Eliza-, 

beth Murray, and (2) Mary Chandler. He was a loy- | 
alist and an officer in the British army during the ( 
Revolution ; after the war he went to New Brunswick, i 
where he was a Judge of the Supreme Court. 

III Sarah, b. Oct. 24, 1743; m. Francis Foxcroft. They 

had Elizabeth Foxcroft, who m. her second cousin, 
Thomas Haskins, and they had Rev. Father George 
Foxcroft Haskins, Catholic priest. (See Phineas 
Upham, of Maiden, No. 26, whose dau. Hannah m. 
John Haskins, of Boston.) 

IV Abigail, b. Jan. 4, 1745-6; m. Samuel Barnard. They 

had Rev. C. F. Barnard. 

70 ^V Jabez, b. Dec. 28, 1747; m. Bethia Cutler. He served 
^ I in the Continental army in the Revolution and after- 

' ward went to New Brunswick. 
VI James, b. Oct. 25, 1749; d- Aug. 17, 1754. 
VII Thomas, b. Aug. 17, 175 1; d. Aug. 28, 1754. 
VIII William, b. July 9, 1753; d. Sept. 8, 1754. 

71 IX James, b. July 13, 1755; m. Elizabeth Barnard, and lived 

at Montgomery, Vt. 
X Thomas, b. Oct. 11, 1757- 

72 XI Edward, b. 1759-60; m. Mary Catlin. He was a lawyer 

and lived at Northampton, Mass. 
30. Amos^ Upham (Phineas^, Phineas'\ Phineas^, John^), of 
Maiden, Mass., b. there Sept. 29, 1718; m. Lois Green, March 

94 Upham Genealogy. 

10, 1 740-1 ; member of the church at Maiden, May i, 1770, He 
d. Jan. 23, 1786; she d. Sept. 20, 181 1, £6. 90. They had: 

73 I Amos, b. 1741 ; bapt. Dec. 6. 

74 II William, m. Hannah Walton. He was in the Revolu- 


75 III Phineas, b. 1744; lived in Amherst, N. H. 
IV Lois, b. 1745-6. 

V Hannah, b. 1748; d. early. 

VI Martha, m. Samuel Tufts, of Medford, May 29, 1781, 
and had a large family. 

76 VII Ezra, b. 1759. He was in the Revolution. 

31. Jacob^ Upham (Phineas^ Phineas^, Phineas", John'), of 
Reading, Mass., b. in Maiden, April 30, 1723; m. Rebecca Bur- 
nap, in Reading, Jan. 19, 1748, who was b. Jan. 18, 1727, and d. 
March 14, 1779. ^^^ name in list of voters at Reading in 1771 ; 
also among the pew-owners in First Parish Meeting House, where 
he had Nos. 38 and 39. He d. Sept. 30, 1775 ; will proved 1779^ 
They had: 

I Rebecca, bapt. Dec. 2, 1748 ; d. April i, 1749. 
II Rebecca, b. Jan. 9, 1750; d. March 10, 1777. 
HI Sarah, b. March 16, 1753; d. July, 1753. 
IV Sarah, b. July 17, 1754; d. May 24, 1775. 

V Mary, b. May 8, 1757; m. William Tarbox, April 4, 

1780, and d. Oct. 18, 1820. 
VI Tamzen, b. Sept. 5, 1759; d. Jan. 26, 1822. 
VII Ruth, b. Jan. 18, 1763; d. March 21, 1810. 

77 VIII Jacob, b. May 16, 1766, at Reading. Settled at Am- 
'™x herst, N. H. -^ 

32. Rev. Edward^ Upham (James'', Phineas*, Phineas^ 
John'), of West Springfield, Mass., and of Newport, R. I., b. in'^^ 
Maiden, Mass., March 26, 17 10; m. March, 1740, Sarah, dau. of 
Deacon John and Sarah (Dickinson) Leonard, of Springfield, a 
descendant of Gov. Simon Bradstreet. He was graduated at 
Harvard, 1734, and ordained pastor of the Baptist Church at West 
Springfield, 1740, by Rev. John Callender, of Newport, and Rev. 
Jeremiah Condy, of Boston; he resigned his pastorate at Spring- 
field in 1748 and moved to Newport, R. I., where he became pas- 
tor of the First Baptist Church, remaining as such until 1771, 
when he resigned and returned to West Springfield. After Mr. 
Upham left Springfield in 1748 the Baptist Church at that place 
was disbanded, and in 1762 the Congregational Church was com- 
posed of a portion of those who had originally been members of 
the Baptist Church. After his return to Springfield he gathered 
his scattered flock and began to preach to them in his own house. 

Upham Genealogy. 95 

He continued to preach until he was eighty years old, and was an 
open communion Baptist. His home was in Feeding Hills parish, 
at West Springfield, where he owned a farm, upon which he lived. 
About five years before his death he was taken with a disorder 
with which he was confined to his bed for the rest of his life. He 
died at West Springfield, Oct. 5, 1797. He had the friendship of 
the Rev. Dr. Lathrop, the Congregational minister at the same 
place, who preached his funeral sermon from Job XLii, 7: 
" So Job died, being full of days." 
By those who knew him he was considered a man of ability and 
learning. He was one of the board of Fellows of Rhode Island 
College (now Brown University) from 1764 to 1787. The Rev. 
Dr. Ezra Stiles, president of Yale College, who lived in Newport in 
early life, left the following entry in his diary under date of April 
19, 17 71: "Rev. E. Upham with his wife and family sailed for 
Connecticut river, removing to Springfield. His congregation and 
friends accompanied them to the ship with many tears." 
Edward Upham and wife Sarah had: 

I Edward, b. Jan. 12, 1741; d. early. 

II Sarah, b. July 24, 1742; m. Benedict Bliss, Dec, 24, 1766. 
HI Edward, b. July 24, 1744; probably d. early. 

There is a note that his eldest son was accidentally 
shot while hunting bears at night ; it is likely this was 
the one. 
IV Horace, b. March 16, 1745-6; probably d. early. 
78 V Leonard, b. Aug. 7, 174S; m. Elizabeth Cooley; lived 
in West Springfield. 
VI Ann (Nancy ?); perhaps she m. Austin Leonard in 1774. 
VII Joseph. 

VIII James. (Perhaps this was the James Upham who m. 
Elizabeth Sargent, May 13, 1781.) 
IX George. 
X Mary, m. James Wade, her cousin, Jan. 15, 1780. She 
died in Ohio, April 10, 1826. They had eleven chil- 
dren, among them Hon. B. F. Wade, U. S. Senator 
from Ohio, and his brother Edward Wade, minister of 
the House of Representatives. Schuyler Colfax, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives and Vice- 
I President of the United States, married one of this 
/ family, granddaughter of the Rev. Edward Upham, 
' and the Wade posterity has attained unusual distinc- 
tion in this country. James F. Wade, son of Senator 
i B. F. Wade, b. April 14, 1843, is colonel of the Fifth 
; U. S. Cavalry. ._,..,. ^ 

96 Upham Genealogy. 

33. Rev. Caleb' Upham (Ebenezer*, Phineas^ Phineas^ 
John'), of Truro, Mass., b. in Maiden, 1723 ; m. Priscilla, the 
dau. of Rev. Benjamin Allen, of Falmouth (Portland), April 21, 
1755 ; she d. in 58th year, Jan., 1785. He was graduated at Har- 
vard College in 1744, and was a Congregational minister ; he was 
ordained pastor of the church at Truro, on the 29th of October, 
1755. Riches "Truro, Cape Cod, or Land Marks and Sea- 
marks," beginning on p. 242, has the following, with reference to 
the Rev. Caleb Upham : " His ministry in Truro covered the en- 
tire period of the Revolutionary war, which tried the souls of the 
Cape people, perhaps more than those of any other place in the 
country. Mr. Upham was a stanch and uncompromising patriot. 
He entered bravely into the work of sustaining the Colonies, 
greatly encouraged his people in public and in private, sympa- 
thized with them in their great losses, sufferings and struggles, and 
as we have seen by the records,'"'' — shown on previous pages of 
the same book — " was associated w^ith the citizens in the most 
important committees. In 1775, he generously relinquished fifty 
pounds of his salary for the poor. Dr. Freeman pays the follow- 
ing tribute to his memory : 

" ' Mr. Upham was a good scholar, an animated preacher, a 
warm friend to his country, and an honest man. He left behind 
him a poem in manuscript, the subject of which was taken from 
the book of Job. He was ever attentive to the real good of his 
people, and exerted himself with zeal and fidelity in their service.' 

" There were added to the church during his ministry two hun- 
dred and eighty-six. I have no account of his family, except his 
son, Benjamin Allen, born in 1756, at Truro. For many years he 
was a prominent citizen, selectman, etc. His name has been, and 
I trust will continue to be, borne by every generation in Truro. 
Captain Caleb Upham Crozier, a well-known, enterprising ship- 
master, of Provincetown, died in Calcutta, where a substantial 
monument commemorates his name. Caleb Upham Crozier, a 
retired master mariner, is now living in North Truro. There may 
be others bearing the name." 

The following inscriptions are from gravestones at Truro : 

In memory of 

Mrs. Priscilla Upham, 

the amiable and pious consort 

of the Rev. Caleb Upham of Truro 

who expired in a fit 

of apoplexy suddenly 

Jan'y 6th, 1783, 

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in the 58 year of her age. 

Be ye also ready. 

This stone is erected by her 

mourning husband. 

Sacred to the memory of the 


of Truro, who expired 

April 9th, 1796, in the 

63d year of his age, and 

31st of his ministry, 

This stone is erected 

by his mourning son. 

'*" I have been, and that is all," 

The Rev. Caleb Upham and his wife, Priscilla, had: 

I Benjamin Allen, b. Feb. 5, 1756, at Truro; grad. Har- 
vard College, 1776, and served in the Revolutionary 
war; he d. prior to 1799. 
II Daughter, who m. Rev. Enos Hitchcock, in 1771. 

34. Ebenezer" Upham (Ebenezer^ Phineas^ Phineas'^ 
John^), of Leicester, Mass., b. 1727; m. (pub.) Feb. 15, 1761, 
Mary Crowl. His estate probated June, 1801. They had: 

I Mary, b. Feb. 7, 1762. 

II Ebenezer, b. June 16, 1764. He was called '' Captain." 
Ill William, b. April 15, 1766. 

79 IV Thaddeus, b. Jan. i, 1768; m. Sally Warren, and went 

to Watertown, N. Y. 
V Sarah, b. June 28, 1776. 

35. Jonathan' Upham (Jonathan^, Phineas^, Phineas^, John'), 
of Nantucket, Mass., b. there June 8, 1723; m. Lydia Coleman, 
1746, who was b. June 13, 1730, and d. Aug. 25, 1800; he d. 
May 8, 1797. They had : 

80 I Jonathan, b. Nov. 13, 1753, at Nantucket. 

36. William^ Upham (William^, Phineas^, Phineas^, John'), 
of Newton, Mass., b. either at Cambridge, or Weston, 1722-3; m. 
Elizabeth, dau. of John Gregory, 1744-5. William Upham was 
in the Revolutionary army. They had: 

I Mary, b. Jan. 10, 1745-6; m. Thomas Spring, April 10, 

II William, b. Aug. 7, 1747; m. Ann Shepherd, Nov. 12, 

1770; he was in Camden, Me., in 1795. 
Ill Ephraim, b. July 18, 1749; d. Sept. 2, 1765. 

98 Upham Genealogy. 

IV Elizabeth, b. March 31, 1750; d. 1772. 

V Naomi, b. Feb. 18, 1752; d. April 17, 1769. 

VI Frances, b. Sept. 15, 1754; m. Daniel Jackson, 1773- 
VII Daniel, b. July 25, 1757. 
VIII Beulah, b. July 27, 1759. 

IX Benjamin, b. Feb. 18, 1762; d. young. 
X Benjamin, b. Sept. 20, 1764; d. Aug. i, 1771. 

37. NathanieP Upham (Nathaniel^ NathanieP, Phineas^, 
John'), of Leicester, Mass., b. in Maiden, Mass., 17 15; m. Re- 
becca Dill, in Newton, Nov. 4, 1736. They had: 

81 I Daniel, b. Dec. 18, 1743, in Maiden; m. Sarah Sprague, 

and lived in Templeton. 

82 II Nathaniel, b. June 22, 1745, in Maiden; m. Abigail 

Ward, m. (2) Phebe Kimball; he was in the Revolu- 
tionary army, and lived in Leicester, and Hubbards- 
town . 
8;^ III Thomas, b. Aug. 25, 1747, in Leicester; m. Mary Lewis, 
was in the Revolutionary army, and finally settled at 
Sand Lake, N. Y. 
IV Mehitable, b. 1750; m. Metcalf, and lived in Marl- 
borough, N. H. 

V Rebecca, b. 1753; m. John Lewis, brother of the wife 

(Mary) of Thomas, who was born Nov. 16, 1755 ; 
they lived in Marlborough. 

38. Noah' Upham (Noah'*, NathanieP, Phineas^ John'), of 
Pomfret, and Mansfield, Conn., b. in Maiden, 1720; m. Hannah 

, who had letters of administration, Oct. 2, 1750. He d. 

Sept. 16, 1750, His father (Noah, Sr.) was appointed guardian of 
the three children. They had: 

84 I Joseph, b. March 30, 1748; m. Mary Fletcher, and lived 

at Mansfield. 

85 II Noah, b. Dec. 18, 1749; m. Rebecca Freeman, and set- 

tled in Marathon, N. Y. 

III Mary, m. Aaron Blackman, of Windham, Conn. 

39. Benjamin^ Upham (Noah^, Nathaniel'^, Phineas^, John'), 
of Mansfield, Conn., b. in Maiden, Mass., April 10, 1723; m. 
Ann Wood, Nov. 8, 1744. They had: 

I Samuel, b. Oct. 9, 1745; d. June 18, 1749. 
II Sarah, b. March 2, 1747-8. 

86 III Samuel, b. Dec. 27, 1749; m. Abigail Porter, and lived 

in Mansfield, and in Monson, Mass. 

IV Ann, b. Nov. 17, 1751. 

V Hannah, b. Nov. 6, 1753. 

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VI Jane, b. July 6, 1757. 
VII Thiah, b. Jan. 23, 1760. 
VIII Lydia, b. Dec. 11, 1761. 

40. SamueP Upham (Samuel-', John^ Phineas^, John'), of ( 

Leicester, Mass., b. in Maiden, 1722; m. Martha . In 1 

1779, he was first on a committee of correspondence (a committee 
of safety). On the adoption of the Constitution in 1780, this com- 
mittee ceased to exist. He lived in the southern part of Leices- / 
ter. His brother Ebenezer's house was the next. They had: 

I Martha, b. 1758, at Leicester. 
87 II Samuel, b. 1762, at Leicester; was in the Revolution; 
called captain in Vt. Hist. Magazine. 
Ill Mary, b. 1765; m. Pliny Green, 1783. 

41. Jonathan^ Upham (Samuel', John', Phineas^ John^, of 
Charlton and Brimfield,* Mass., b. in Maiden, Mass., 1724; m. 

Martha Tucker, in Leicester, Mass., 1750; m. (2) Corbin, of 

Charlton,— probably in 1753 — who d. April, 18 16 (as per record 
of his descendant, George B. Upham, of Brimfield, 1879). In 
1759 the town of Charlton voted to Jonathan Upham twenty-six 
pounds, thirteen shillings, and four pence, "for setting up frame 
of church building." He d. March 30, 1S02, as. 77. (It was 
undoubtedly the second wife who d. April, 1816, and not Martha, 
as shown in one account; probably Martha d. at the birth of 
Bathsheba, in 1752, and he m. (2) in time for birth of first Jona- 
than, b. 1753. They had: 

I Bathsheba, b. Feb. 5, 1752. 
II Jonathan, b. Nov. 30, 1753; d. young, 

III Jonathan, b. Dec. 8, 1754; d. young. 

IV Martha, b. May 9, 1756; m. Josiah Blood, June 27, 1776. 
8S V Jonathan, b. Feb. 27, 1759; ™- Sarah Upham, his second 

cousin, dau. of Ezekiel [ No. 44). He was in the Revo- 
lution, and lived at Brimfield and Holland, Mass. 
VI Esther, b. Dec. 4, 1762; m. Dec. 2, 1780, Samuel Lamb, 
Jr.; m. (2) May 5, 17S5, Jarred Blood. 

* Brimfield and Sturbridge .idjoin, and many Uphams have lived close to 
the lines, perhaps on both sides. Brimfield was incorporated Jul)' 14, 1731; 
Sturbridge, June 24, 173S,— anciently " New Medford." Apart of Charl- 
ton was annexed to Sturbridge, June 27, 1792; Southbridge was incor- 
porated Feb. 15, 1816, from parts of Sturbridge, Charlton, and Dudley; — 
so genealogically it is one field, and in it several stocks of Uphams have 

rnixed." It is well to remember these facts in connection with the pos- 
terity of Jonathan Upham, above, as well as with that of the various Uphams 
originating in the several places mentioned. 

loo Upham Genealogy. 

VII Mercy, b. Jan. 14, 1765. 
VIII Nancy, b. Feb. 25, 1767; m. Jonathan Gould, Nov. 6, 
IX Hannah, b. July 8, 1768; m. Smieon Blood, of Charl- 
ton, March i, 1792. 
X Phebe, b. Sept. 11, 1772; d. infant. 
XI Phebe, b. April 9, 1773. 
XII Anne, b. Feb. 4, 1774. 

42. Ebenezer Upham (Samuels John=^, Phineas-, John»), 
of Leicester, Mass., b. in Maiden, 1726; m. Lois Waite, at Mai- 
den, 1748 ; he was a member of the " standing army," and with 
his son Waite, marched to Cambridge on the first alarm, April 19, 
1775; he entered the Continental service in Jan., 1777, for three 
years ; in 1781 he again entered the service for three months ; at 
some time during the Revolution he seems to have been a lieu- 
tenant. Ebenezer and his wife, Lois, had: ,.^-'' 

I Lois, b. 1751. 
II Waite, b. 1753; was in the army from Tyringham ; 
marched to Cambridge at the first alarm, April 19, 
1775 — at the same time with his father; he enlisted 
in the eight months' (artillery) service; Jan., 1777, he 
entered the Continental service for three years. 

III Elizabeth, b. 1755 U,vins 

IV Eunice, b. 1755 ) 
V Tabitha, b. 1757. 

89 VI Ebenezer Bowen, b. 1759; was a Presbyterian minister, 

and settled in New York. 
VII Mehitabel, b. 1761. 
VIII Priscilla, b. 1765. 
IX William, b. 1766. 

90 X Joshua, b. 1767. 
XI Phineas, b. 1770. 

43. Jacob' Upham (Samuel^ John^ Phineas*, John'), of 
Spencer, Mass., b. in Maiden, 1729; m. Sarah Stower, 175 1, who 
d. June 21, 1757; m. (2) Zuriah (Putnam) Smith, wid. of James, 
April, 1758. He d. se. 56, by a fall from a horse, April 15, 1786. 
They had: 

I Phebe, b. July 24, 1752. 
II Jacob, b. March 23, 1754; d. young. 

III Abigail, b. Jan. 24, 1756; m. Eben Sanderson, Dec. 14, 


IV Sarah, b. Dec. 13, 1758; m. Asa Washburn, Nov. 16, 


Upham Genealogy. ioi 

91 V James, b. Oct. 26, 1760-1, at Spencer; was in the Revo- 

lution, and afterward settled at Westminster, Vt. 
VI Mary, b. May 15, 1763; m. Eben Estabrook. 
VII Lucy, b. July i, 1765 ; m. Hezekiah Sanderson, 
VIII Esther, b. June 21, 1767; m. Isaac Palmer. 
IX Elizabeth, b. March 21, 1769; m, John Grout, July 20, 
X Jacob, b. Aug. 12, 177 1; d. May, 1790. 

92 XI William, b. Dec. 18, 1773; settled in Vermont. 

44. EzekieP Upham (Ezekiel"*, John^, Phineas^ John'), of 
Sturbridge, Mass., b. probably in Maiden, but, perhaps, at Dor- 
chester, Nov. 30, 1727; m. Rebecca , who d. May, 1815. 

He d. Dec. 10, 1796; will entered for probate March 7, 1797, in 
Worcester Co., in which he is mentioned as " of Sturbridge." 
They had : 

I Sarah; d. Sept. 26, 1756. 
II Hannah, b. April 3, 1757; m. Elijah Tarbell, Sept. 27, 


93 III Nathan, b. Jan. iS, 1760. 

IV Sarah, b. Sept. 6, 1761; m. her second cousin, Jonathan 
Upham, Jr., son of Jonathan, of Brimfield (No. 41), 
(these were the grandparents of Calvin H. Upham, of 
Ripon, Wis., and others). She d. Nov. 24, 1850. 

94 V Leonard, b. Feb. 12, 1767. 
VI Moses, b. Jan. 7, 1776. 

45. John" Upham (Ezekiel'', John^, Phineas^ John'), of Spen- 
cer, Mass., b. at Sturbridge, April 6, 1734; m. Demaris (perhaps 
Wilder); he d. May 30, 1800. They had, as per Brookfield records: 

95 I Jesse, b. Nov. 26, 1768. 

96 II John, b. Dec. 14, 1773. 

Ill Demaris, b. Oct. 29, 1781; m. Amos IMorse, of Brook- 
field, April 26, 1804. 

46. Asa^ Upham (Ezekiel'*, John\ Phineas", John'), of Weathers- 
field, Vt., b. in Sturbridge, Mass., May 18, 1736; m. Lydia 
Pierce, Dec. 10, 1761, who d. Dec. 11, 1822. He went from Stur- 
bridge to Weathersfield, after the birth of the first eight of his 
children, who were born in Sturbridge. He d. in Sturbridge, 
Sept. 13, 1826. They had: 

I Lydia, b. Oct. 6, 1762. 
II Joseph P., b. Feb 12, 1764; m. Rosabella Tuttle. He 
d. Oct., 1857. His descendants given separately, in 
the Appendix following this series, where the Orvis 
posterity is shown. 

I02 Upham Genealogy. 

III Abigail, b. March 4, 1766. 

IV Mary, b. Oct. 27, 1767; m. Benj. Hobbs, March 2, 

V Eunice, b. Aug. 20, 1769. 

97 VI Asa, Jr., b. Nov. 26, 1771. 
VII Rachel, b. June 23, 1773. 

VIII Lois, b. Feb. 12, 1775; m. Zadock Parkhurst of 
Weathersfield, Nov. 11, 1798. 

98 IX Ezekiel, b. Feb. 17, 1778; d. Sept. 29, 1804. 

X Hannah, b. July 13, 1780; d. July 8, 1859. 

XI Thankful, b. June 5, 1783; d. Feb. 9, 1842. 

XII Samuel, b. March 9, 1787; d. April 17, 1850. 

47. Captain William' Upham (EzekieP, John^, Phineas", 
John^), of Westminster, Vt., b. at Maiden (according to informa- 
tion given by his descendants, but as he was born after his father 
Ezekiel settled at Sturbridge, it would seem natural to conclude 
that William was born at Sturbridge, in the absence of special in- 
formation to the contrary), Oct. 29, 1738; m. Elizabeth Wood of 
Charlestown, N. H., Oct. 25, 1770, at Springfield, Vt. ; she died 
se. 54, May 8, 1804. The tradition in this family is, that Wil- 
liam went to Sturbridge with his father when he settled at that 
place, but that could hardly be so. He left Sturbridge, and went 
to Charlestown, N. H., where he met his wife, and where his first 
child was born, July 19, 177 1; when this child (Joshua) was six 
months old, he left Charlestown and moved to Weathersfield, 
where he remained the rest of his life. He was the first clerk of 
the town of Weathersfield — elected at the organization of the 
tovvn. May 19, 1772 — -and in 1772, he bought a large tract of land 
there, on which he lived and died; he was captain of a company 
from Weathersfield in the Vermont militia, which rendered 
service in the Revolution, and for which he was afterward paid by 
the State. He represented Weathersfield in the Vermont legisla- 
ture, and held various other offices. He was baptized in a mill 
pond near his place, by Dr. Thomas Baldwin, of Boston, for whom 
the Baldwin church in Boston was named, some time previous to 
1790. He d. Dec. 20, 1812, as. 74, leaving a good property to each 
of his sons. William Upham and his wife, Elizabeth, had: 

99 I Joshua, b. July 19 1771, at Charlestown, N. H. 

100 II Caleb, b. Feb. 8, 1775, at Weathersfield. 

10 1 HI Barak, b. 17S2, at Weathersfield. 

48. Isaac' Upham (Ezekiel^ John', Phineas^ John'), of 
Sturbridge, Mass., b. there Oct. 3, 1741; m. Hepzibah Shapley, 
1769, who d. Jan. 8, 1808, £e. 68. He was in the Revolution, 

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was one of the minute men. In the midst of haying he was 
warned to march at a minute's notice; he quit his scythe, took his 
arms and started immediately for the battle-field. His neighbors 
finished his haying and harvested his grain. He d. at Sturbridge, 
March 10, 1808, as. 66. April 2, 1808, his heirs quit claim to his 
estate, lying partly in Sturbridge, and partly in Charlton. Isaac 
Upham, and his wife, Hepzibah, had: 

I Lucretia, b. Jan. 11, 1770; m. Willard Wood, May i, 
102 II Isaac, b. March 2, 1772, at Sturbridge. 

III Marcena, b. Oct. 7, 1776; m. Robert Stanton, of Mon- 

son, Dec. 10, 1810. 

IV Matilda, b. Oct. 4, 1778; m. Ephraim Wheelock, Oct. 6, 

1796; they had: Fordice F., b. June 18, 1797; Tris- 
tam S., b. Feb, 5, [800; Emeline, b. Oct. 9, 1802; d. 
1804; Dwight, b. Sept. 15, 1805; Matilda, b. Oct. 6, 

49. Nathaniel Upham (Ezekiel^ John^ PhineasS John'), 
of Sturbridge, Mass., b. there, Sept. 27, 1746; m. Sarah Bemis, 
Jan. 4, 1775. He succeeded to his father's estate at Sturbridge. 
They had : 

I Ruth, b. Dec. 8, 1775; m- Charles Dugar, of Charlton, 
June 19, 1796. 
II Betty, b. Oct. 18, 1778; m. Joel Clemense, of Charlton, 
Nov. 30, 1803, and they had: Merrick, b. Jan. 18, 
[ III Sally, b. May 16, 1782; m. William Otis, of Brookfield, 
June 5, 1806. 
IV Nathaniel, b. April 8, 1783; d. June 23, 1794. 
103 V Jacob, b. Feb. 7, 1786. 
VI Polly, b. April 5, 17S8. 
VII Clarissa, b. Feb. 24, 1790; m. Jonathan Winslow, of 

Carlton, Sept. 15, 1810. 

VIII Esther, b. March 12, 1792. 

IX Hannah, b. June iS, 1794. 

50. Thomas' Upham (Thomas^ Thomas^, Phineas', John'), 
of Weston, Mass., b. in Charlestown, June 30, 17 18; m. Ruth 
Hammond, of Waltham, 1740-1, who d. June 2, 1749; m. (2) 
Susanna Myrick, March 18, 1749-50, who d. Jan. 22, 1772,86. 45; 
m. (3) Martha Williams, of Newton, Sept. 17, 1772, who d. at 
Pembroke, N. H., with her dau. Patty, at the age of 92. A grand- 
dau. of the third wife— Martha— (Mrs. Sarah M. Upham-Smith), 
has given the following items of information as to the family his- 

104 Upham Genealogy. 

tory, which she received from her grandmother during the life- 
time of the latter. (Mrs, Smith's information was given in 1880), 
viz. : 

" My grandmother told me, when I was very young, that grand- 
father was a man who had a large share of self-respect, and she 
never liked to question him; he was twenty years older than her- 
self, and she felt honored by the alliance. One or two incidents, 
illustrating his character, were indelibly impressed on my mem- 
ory ; she told me that we knew little of thunder-storms in my day, 
for as the century advanced they became lighter. One summer 
afternoon a terrific storm spread over the heavens; the workmen 
in the hay field followed my grandfather to the house for shelter, 
for all seemed to feel safe who followed his lead. They gathered 
in the large kitchen — ten or twelve of them — while the house 
shook to its foundation ; the children whimpered; the dog 
howled; all but the master were shaken with fear. He was 
calm ; seeing the condition of affairs, he took his Bible — 
read a portion — and offered a prayer for protection; at once 
there was a hush; the children were quiet, the dog crouched at 
the feet of his master, and an awe crept over all. 

*' Occasionally, when storms were protracted, and work was 
suspended, he would improve the time in this manner. Truly 
' the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.' 

" My grandmother told me that a common petition of her hus- 
band in prayer was: ' That there might never be a family by the 
name of Upham, where there might not be, at least one, who 
would be a Standard Bearer for Christ.' 

" Dr. Ebenezer Starr, the family physician, was accustomed in 
his social visits, to sit for hours and talk of the eternal future. On 
one occasion the general resurrection was the subject, when the 
doctor said: 'Deacon Upham, I wish to be buried by your side, 
that we may rise together.' A few years since I visited my grand- 
father's plot, where side by side were the stones bearing their 

" On a communion Sabbath, he was stricken with apoplexy, and 
lived speechless but two or three days. He died at the age of 62." 

Deacon Thomas Upham died Oct. 17, 1780. His gravestone is 
in the cemetery at Weston, and beside the record of his death, has 
the following epitaph: 

Here the clay form in hope to rise. 
Of Dea. Thomas Upham lies; 
Sixty-two years measured his race. 
Thirteen of which in deacons place. 

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With other trusts he did sustain; 
But God ordains the wise and just, 
Like other men must mix with dust. 

Composed by his Pastor, 

Parson Kendall. 

The stone of his wife Susanna is also in the graveyard at Wes- 
ton, near to her husband; but the graves of the two other wives 
are not there. His wife JMartha was probably buried at Pem- 
broke, N. H., where she died. Thomas Upham and his three 
wives had : 

I Ruth, b. Sept. 3, 1742, dau. of first wife ; m. Noah Nor- 
cross, April i, 1762, and afterward in 1780, she was 
the wife of Josiah Myrick, of Princeton. 
II Susanna, b. Sept. 21, 1751, dau. of second wife; m. Jo- 
seph Russell, of Weston, May 20, 1773, an inn holder 
of Lincoln. 

III Thomas, b. July 21, 1762; d. Jan. 10, 1776. 

IV Lydia, b. Feb. 7, 1765; m. Micah Fisk, of Framingham, 

Feb. 5, 1789. 

104 V Nathan, b. June 20, 1773, son of third wife; m. Lydia 

Dix, Nov. 22, 1798. 
VI Amos, b. Oct. 4, 1774; he was a merchant in Charles- 
ton, S. C, and d. unmarried, July i, 1803. 

105 VII Jonathan, b. Jan. 4, 1776; m. Mehitable Whiting, of 

Dover, Mass. 
VIII Thomas, b. March i, 1777; m. Sarah Fanning, Oct. 7, 
1800, who d. Aug. 12, 181 2, leaving no children. He 
lived at West Newton, and d. Feb. 2, 1803, of con- 
sumption, £e. 26. 

106 IX Ephraim, _b. Nov. 3, 1778; m. Hannah Cashman, and first 

settled in Montague, then in Bow, N. H., finally moved 
to Concord, N. H. 
X Patty (Martha), b. Dec 9. 1780 — posthumous; m. Ezra 
Fuller, and went to Pembroke, N. H. They had 
Thomas, Ezra, and Martha Fuller, 

51. Abijah' Upham (Abijah^ Thomas', Phineas'", John'), of 
Stoughton and Canton, Mass., b. in Weston, May i, 1726; m. 
Jemima Bailey, of Stoughton. He first vrent to Stoughton — now 
Canton — in search of ship timber, found what he was in search 
of, and also a wife; with his wife he afterward obtained "many 
acres of^ good oak land, on which some of his descendants still 
live;" his father (Abijah, of Weston), bought a farm at Stoughton, 

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and gave it to his son. The Uphams, of Stoughton and Canton, 
are all the descendants of these two. They had : 

107 I Abijah, b. May 17, 1752; m. Rebecca Gill. 

108 II Amos, b. about 1753; m. Lucy Hewitt, and, finally, set- 

tled in Ohio. 

III Jemima ; m. Seth Trowbridge, and had William and 


IV Elizabeth ; m. Dudley Bailey, and had Rebecca and 

Dudley. Dudley Bailey, Jr., m. Elizabeth Upham, 
and had Dudley. Bailey, 3d, who m. Nancy Smith; and 
Rebecca Bailey, who m. Abijah Pitcher. 

109 V Jonathan, b. Oct. 5, 1767; m. Hannah Snell. 

no VI Nathan; who m, Susan Tilden, and went to Pennsylvania. 

52. Phineas^ Upham (Abijah'*, Thomas^, Phineas^ John^), of 
Weston, Mass., b. there April 26, 1747; m. Lydia Myrick, 1769, 
who d. Nov. 28, 1828, ^. 80 years ; her gravestone at Weston. 
He was a lieutenant, and died at the age of 42. His gravestone 
at Weston has: " Lieut. Phineas L^pham died Feb. i, 1789, age 
42 years." They had: 

I Joel, b. March 20, 1771; d. ?e. 19, June 8, 1789; grave- 
stone at Weston, 

111 II Phineas, b. March 8, 1773; d. July 25, 1805. 

HI Lydia, b. May 17, 1775; d. unm., Jan. 22, 1867. Her 
gravestone at Weston. 

112 IV Abijah, b. Dec. 26, 1777; d. June, 1872. 

V Betsey, b. Feb. 15, 1781; d. se. 88 years and 6 months. 
VI Silas, b. Oct, 10, 1783; d. Dec. 29, 1871, unm. His 
gravestone at Weston. 

113 VII John Myrick, b. Aug. 25, 1786; d. about 1845, 

114 VIII Amos, b, March 11, 1789; d. Jan. 25, 1872, at Dorches- 

ter, Mass. 

53. Jabez' Upham (Josiah-', Thomas', Phineas', John'), of 
Bristol, Me,, b. either at Weston or Athol, Mass., May 6, 1735; 
m, Hannah Burgess, who was said to be " a very amiable and 
highly bred young lady of Athol. ^' He was in the Revolution, 
and fought at Bunker's Hill. Some of his mother's people, the 
Trains, had moved to Bristol, Me,, to which place he also moved, 
after the Revolution; it is probable that others from Athol moved 
to Bristol about this time. He lived at Bristol for many years, 
then moved to Waldoboro, in the same state. They had: 

I Ephraim ; m. Betsey Greenlow. 

II Josiah ; m. Rebecca Catherine Advance, of Cape Town, 
South Africa — said to be German ; he was a sea cap- 

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tain, but left the sea, and settled at Cape Town. Some 
time about 1830, an officer of a ship which had re- 
turned from Africa, reported that there were at that 
time, a father and son by the name of Upham, who 
were in the mercantile business at Cape Town; this 
was probably this Josiah, and it is likely his descend- 
ants may be found in that place, or region. 

115 Til Isaac, b. June 3, 1779, at Athol. 

IV Jabez; d. at sea, unm. 

116 V John; b. 1781, at Bristol; sea captain. 
VI Simeon; drowned at sea; unm. 

VII Lydia; m. Capt. Robert McFarland, of Bristol. 
VIII Judith; m. William Lermond. 

IX Deborah ; m. James Daggett, of Union, Me. 

X Abigail ; m. Joseph W. Bruce. 
XI Hannah; d. as. 18. 

54. Joseph' Upham (Joseph^ Thomas', Phineas', John'), 
of Dudley, Mass., b. in Reading, Mass., Dec. 10, 1740; m. Eu- 
nice Kidder, at Dudley, April 16, 1765. She was b. Dec. 7, 1735, 
and was the dau. of Richard Kidder, of Dudley, who was a de- 
scendant of James Kidder, b. in East Grinstead, Sussex, England, 
1626, and who was at Cambridge, Mass., in 1650, where he m. 
Anna, dau. of Elder Francis Moore. (See Kidder Genealogy for 
complete record of this family to a very early period.) The dates 
of the deaths of Joseph Upham and his wife, Eunice, have not 
been found. 

Joseph Upham went to Dudley, with his father, from Reading, 
when about eight years of age, and continued to live there during 
the remainder of his life. His father gave each of his sons a farm 
of about one hundred acres, when they reached twenty-one _ years 
of age, and he received one of those pieces of land — a portion of 
the estate originally purchased at Dudley when Joseph Upham, 
Sr., first went there from Reading. He was eight years one of the 
selectmen at Dudley, and perhaps during a longer period. _ He 
was chairman of the selectmen five years. The following is an 
extract from Ammidown's Historical Collections, article "Dudley": 

"At a Town meeting in Dudley, i7th_ Dec, 1774, the town 
voted to appropriate the Province money in the hands of the col- 
lector, to buy a half chest of guns and bayonets; to adhere to the 
doings of the Grand Congress in all matters whatsoever; and to 
conform to the non-importation agreement. They then chose a 
committee of nine to see that the resolves of the Grand Congress 
were carried into effect." Joseph Upham was one of these. "August 

io8 Upham Genealogy. 

17th, 1779, Joseph Upham was elected delegate to the Convention 
to meet at Cambridge, Sept. 5th, following, to assist in framing a 
constitution, and .a committee was appointed to prepare suitable 
instructions for his guidance.'^ 

Joseph Upham and wife, Eunice, had: 

I Eunice, b. Sept. 24, 1766; bapt. Sept. 27, 1767; m. 
Charles Brown, Sept. 11, 1788. 

117 II Joseph, b. Oct. 14, 1768; bapt. Oct. 23, 1768; m. Susanna 

Jewell, and settled in New York. 

III Jeremiah, b. May, 1771; bapt. July 14, 1771. Died by 

suicide, hanging. 

IV Hannah, b. May 13, 1774; bapt. May 22, 1774; m. Abel 

Rogers, of Castine, Me., and d. at Dixon, 111., 
1856. She was the mother of Mrs. Joshua Pinkney, 
who also d. at Dixon, and was the mother of Eugene, 
a lawyer of Dixon ; Charles, of Denver, Col. ; 
Hannah Jane, first wife of Dr. Hunt of Dixon; Mica- 
jah C., of California ; Delia of Dixon; and Frank. 
V Elizabeth, b. March 18, 1776; bapt. May 5, 1776; m. 
Davis Earned, Oct. 17, 1802, and d. May 21, 1809. 
They had: 

A Sally Earned, b. Sept. i, 1803, d. Nov. i, 1803. 

B Eliza Earned, b. Nov. i, 1804, d. April 21, 1807. 

C Hannah Earned, b. Dec. 26, 1806. 

D Betsey U. Earned, b. May 4, 1809. 

118 VI Sylvanus, b. Feb. 6, 1778; bapt. April 12, 1778. Settled 

at Castine, Me., where he m. Mary Avery. 

55, Thomas^ Upham (Joseph^, Thomas^ Phineas-, John'), of 
Dudley, Mass., b. in Reading, Dec. 10, 1742; m. Elizabeth Pratt, 
of Oxford, Feb. 10, 1784. They had: 

I Huld.ih, b. May 12, 1785. 
II Eois, b. Jan. 5, 1788; d. July 2, 1854. 
Ill Abijah, b. Aug. 11, 1790; m. Olive Briggs, who d. Aug. 
12, 1858; he d. in Montague, Mass., Oct. 9, 1857. They 
had Katharine, b. July 11, 1815; d. Sept. 12, 1819. 

56. Benjamin' Upham (Joseph'*, Thomas", Phineas^ John'), 
of Dudley, Mass., b. there, Sept. 14, 1749; m. Hepzibah Earned, 
Nov. 20, 1778. He was a Revolutionary soldier, and was called 
out at the Eexington alarm, 1775; he d. Jan. 16, 1827, ae. 78. 
They had: 

119 I Hosea, b. March 4, 1781. 

120 II Amos, b. May 7, 1784. 

Ill Benjamin, b. Feb. 18, 1787; d. July 22, 1836, unm. 

Upham Genealogy. 109 

57. Simeon' Upham (Joseph-*, Thomas', Phineas', John'), 
of Dudley, Mass., b. there. May 11, 1757; m. Miriam Larned, of 
Oxford, June 23, 1785 ; she d. March 2, 1812. He v/as a Revolu- 
tionary soldier, and d. Dec. 26, 1840. They had: 

I Martha, b. March 2, 1790; m. Simeon Briggs, and d. at 
Deerfield, March 6, 1866. 
II Joseph, b. Sept. 8, 1791; d. May 28, 1816, unm. 

121 III Elihu Larned, b. Dec. 28, 1793. 

IV Josiah A., b. Sept. 3, 1797; d. infant. 

V Simeon A., b. Sept. 9, 1801; d. Sept. 9, 1803. 

VI Perley, b. July 8, 1803. He went west, to Michigan, in 
1836, but did not remain, which was the event of his 
life. He returned to Dudley, and d. there unmarried, 
April 18, 1S54. 

58. Nathan' Upham (Joseph'', Thomas^ Phineas-, John'), of 
Dudley, Mass., b. there, lune 8, 1763; m. Mary Robbins, who d. 
1846. He d. Nov. 6, 1847. They had: 

122 I Jeremiah, b. May 12, 1797. 

II Nathan, b. Dec. 30, 1799; d. at Brookfield, May 21, 1821. 
Ill Levi, b. May 15, 1801; m. Betsey Davis, March 30, 1828; 
he d. April 15, 1868; she d. Jan. 2, 1885, 3e. 8^ years 
and 10 months. 

123 IV Josiah, b. May 7, 1803; m. Clarissa Phillips, of Charl- 

ton, and (2) Betsey Larned, of Oxford. 

V Polly, b. Aug. 18, 1805; m. Peter Brackett, May 14, 1830. 

124 VI Marcus, b. Aug. 8, iSoS; went to Rome, Pa., and m, 

Lucy C. Towner. 

125 VII Cyrus VV., b. Sept, 10, 1810; went to Rome, Pa., and m. 

Betsey Thatcher,, m. (2) Fanny O, Evans. 

59. Ivory' Upham (Ivory^, Richard^ Phineas'-, John'), of 
Thompson, Conn., b. in Charlestown, Mass., Sept. 27, 1724: m. 
Jerusha Stone, Dec. 25, 1745, the dau. of John Stone, of Dudley, 
Mass. This Ivory had land conveyed to him in Killingly, Conn., 
by his father (Ivory, Sr.), Feb. 9, 1756, as per record shown with 
his father's family ; he had also land deeded to him by John Stone, 
of Dudley, eighteen acres in 1771 — in this deed both Ivory Up- 
ham and John Stone are mentioned as yeome-n. He d. in Thomp- 
son, Feb. 14, 1791, in his 67th year. His will is at Pomfret, Conn., 
book 7, probated April 5, 1791, and names sons Jonathan and Jo- 
seph only. His wife, Jerusha, survived him, and d. Aug. 16, 1793, 
in her 65th year. They had, all b. in Thompson: 

I Tabitha, b. Jan. 19, 1748; m. Japhet Curtis, of 

no Upham Genealogy. 

126 II Nathaniel, b. Nov. 29, 1749; was in the Revolution, 

and settled in Saratoga Co., N. Y. 

Ill Ebenezer, b. Nov. 26, 1751; was in the Revolution, and 
a prisoner of war at Halifax, Nova Scotia, was ex- 
changed with others, but nearly all died before, or 
soon after reaching their homes, from the effects of 
bad treatment, and want of proper food while in the 
hands of the British. He d. at Thompson, very soon 
after his return, Jan. 17, 1777. 

IV Mary, b. June 12, 1754; m. Charles Curtis, and lived 

at Thompson. 
V Jerusha Stone, b. Jan. 15, 1758, at Thompson; d. at 
Wilmington, Vt,, May 23, 1841. 

VI John, b. May 26, 1760; d. Aug. 16, 1760, prob. at 

127 VII Jonathan, b. June 26, 1761; was in the Revolution, 

and d. at Windham, Vt., 1827. 

128 VIII Joseph, b. April 20, 1766; d. at Thompson. 

IX Ruth, b. July i, 1768; d. at Thompson. 
X Susanna, b. Sept. 25, 177 1; m. Constant Johnson, 
Sept. 13, 1798, and d. at Dover, Vt., June 15, 1822. 
They had — Ivory, b. May 14, 1800; d. March 26, 
1801; Arminda, b. June 24, 1803; d. Jan. 8, 1863; she 
m. Erastus Fitch, who d. at Wilmington, Vt, ; the 
Fitch children were Susanna A., m. Elijah Spencer, 
of Hopkinton, N. H.; Erastus A., of Wilmington; 
Seraphina R. ; Horace M., of Wilmington ; Willard 
J., m. Louisa Fitts, March 26, 1833, and had Norm 
C, and Arrosetta A. 

60. Luke' Upham (Ivory^, Richard^ Phineas", John'), of 
Killingly, Conn., b. there June i, 1733; m. Lois Sabin, March 28, 
1759. She d. June 14, 1804. Fie d. Nov. 7, 1815. Following 
the capture of Fort William Henry, by Montcalm, a company was 
raised composed of men advanced in life, showing that most of 
the young men were already in service. Luke Upham was one of 
these — as per Miss Learned's History of Windham Co., Conn. 
They had : 

I Abigail, b. Jan. 7, 1761; d. Nov. 27, 1829. 

129 II Isaac, b. Sept. 7, 1762; d. Nov. 23, 1815. 

130 III Chester, b. June 2, 1764; d. Aug. 27, 1829. 

131 IV Nehemiah, b. April 20, 1766; d. April 15, 1799. 

V Lucy, b. March 13, 1768; d. May 16, 1834. 

132 VI Ephraim, b. Nov. 22, 1770; d. Nov. 22, 1850, 

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VII Elizabeth, b. Nov. 23, 1772; m. Trumbull, and 

moved to Munson, Mass. She d. Oct. 25, 1802. 
VIII Hepzibah, b. Oct. 24, 1774. 
IX Chloe, b. Feb. T4, 1777 ; d. March 24, 1842. 
X Phebe, b. Feb. 24, 1778; m. Daniel Taylor, of Worces- 
ter, Mass. She d. at Canton, Conn., March 27, 
XI Huldah, b. Jan. 23, 1783 ; d. Feb. 5, 1824. 

61. Luke' Upham (Richard^, Richard^ Phineas", JohnO, of 
Onslow, Nova Scotia, b. in Mass. (place unknown), Oct. 25, 1746; 
m. Grace Lockhart, and d. in Onslow. They had : 

I Richard; d. young. 
II Thomas; d. young. 
Ill Sarah; m. James Dickson, who was b. April 30, 1780, 
and d. Feb. 6, 1856 ; she d. Feb. 24, 1859, ce. 80, 
leaving a large posterity. 
IV Mary ; m. Charles Marsh, and had Thomas, and Charles 
L. (both of v/hom m. and had posterity) and Mary, who 

m. Baillic. 

133 V Richard ; m. Jane Vance, 1805, and lived at North River, 
Colchester Co., N. S. 

62. Nathan' Upham (Richard^ Richard^ Phineas^ John^), 
of Onslow, Nova Scotia, b. in Mass. (place uncertain), July 25, 
1752 ; m. Eleanor Knowlton, about 1774, who died at the age of 
94, in 1847. (She was the dau. of Lieut. Daniel Knowlton of the 
Conn, militia, who had seen much service on the frontier, and \yas 
at the siege of Louisburg, and at Havanna; he was a near relative 
of Col. Knowlton; another one of his daughters was the grand- 
mother of Sir Charles Tupper.) One of the great grandchildren 
of Nathan Upham says of him and his wife, as follows: " He 
was a great deal in the habit of hunting and roaming with con- 
genial spirits, who enjoyed themselves over a bottle of choice 
wine, when it had. At home he spent his time in reading 
a collection of books, large for that day, while his wife and sons 
ran the farm— a large and valuable one; and they lived wdl. His 
wife was a remarkable woman, of great administrative ability, and 
an excellent manager ; she was called 'Aunt Nellie,' and was at 
the head of the household until two years before her death, which 
occurred at the age of 94. I have a good recollection of her for 
about fifteen years; it was a pleasant home to visit: herself, her 
son Stephen, his wife and four children, the daughters Sarah, 
Zeviah, and Abby, lived a harmonious and happy family. They 
were kind and cheerful, never rude or boisterous, and it was a 

112 Upham Genealogy. 

home for all the connections — all were welcome; while in intelli- 
gence they were superior to their surroundings." 
Nathan Upham and his wife, Eleanor, had: 

I. Nathan; m. Susan Bulmer, and had: James K., who m. 
Lynds, and lived at Tatamagonche, N. S.; a dau. who 
m. Phineas McNutt; and a dau. who m. David Black- 
more, whose oldest son, Nathan U. Blackmore, was 
living at Moorehead, Minn. 
11 Daniel, m. Mary McNutt, and had: Daniel, who m. and 
had a family : Robert, d. childless ; Mary, and Zevia, 
• neither of whom have children. 

134 III Luke, b. 1783, at Onslow; m. Janet Guthrie McCurdy, 

and lived at Onslow; d. 1854. 

135 IV David; settled in Ohio ; he m. Susan Mickerell; d. in 

Preble Co., Ohio. 
V Robert ; m. Olivia McCurdy, and d. childless. 

136 VI Stephen ; m. Mary Bulmer, and lived with his family on 

the old homestead at Onslow. 
VII Elizabeth; m. Thomas Baird Dickson, Feb. 25, 1820; 
she d. May 2, 1862, se. 76 ; her husband v/as b. 
March 16, 1792, and d. May 7, 1872, ae. 80. They 
had, Nathan Knowlton, who had a family, and lived 
near Pictou, N. S. ; Mary, who m. J. McCabe, and 
they had John A. McCabe, a lawyer at Baddeck, Cape 
Breton, N. S. 
VIII Zeviah ; did not marry. 
IX Sarah ; did not marry. 
X Abigail ; did not marry. 

63. Richard" Upham (Richard^ Richard^ Phineas^ John'), of 
Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, b. in Mass. (place uncertain), bapt. May 
28, 1758 ; m. Mary Ann, eldest dau. of Rev. Daniel Cock, and his 
wife Alison, in 1784 ; she was b. in Scotland, 1759, and d. March, 
1842. They settled in Stewiacke — called also Otter Brook — 
in 1785, the year after their marriage. He d. Oct., 1825. They had: 
I Daniel C, b. Sept. 22, 1786, in Truro, N. S.; m. Char- 
lotte Fisher, Oct., 1826, and settled at Otter Brook — 
Stewiacke — was a successful bear hunter ; they had 2 
sons and 3 daus. Charlotte d. June 11, 1865. He d. 
May 15, 187 1. 
II Richard, b. May, 1788, in Truro; m. 1838, Elizabeth 
McCann, of Wallace River, to which place he moved ; 
he d. there May 2, 187 [. 
Ill Elizabeth, b. 1791; d. April 29, 1855, unm. 

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IV Alison Jamison, b. 1793; m. John Jeffers, and d. Feb. 

26, 1861. 
VI Mary Ann, b. 1795 ; d. Aug. i, 1855, unm. 
VII Ebenezer, b. March, 1797; m. Sarah Whidde, about 1828, 
and settled in New Annan, where she d. May, 1857. 
They had two sons and four daughters. 
VIII William, b. May 3, 1800; never married. 

137 IX Robert, b. April 28, 1803 ; m. Sarah Jane Davis, 

Jan. 18, 1843, and lived near the Albion mines, 
N. S. 

64. Jesse*^ Upham (Timothy', Phineas^ Phineas^ Phineas^ 
JohnO, of Melrose, Mass., b. in Maiden, March 18, 1745 ; m. Sarah 
James, of Lynn, April 2, 1767 ; he was a farmer, and d. Aug. 23, 
1825, se 80. They had: 

138 I Ezekiel, b. Sept. 18, 1768; m. Rebecca Hawks, and lived 

at Deerfield and Henniker, N. H. 
II Sarah, b. Aug. 22, 1770; m. Amos Farrington, Sept. 26, 

Ill Jesse, b. April 28, 1772; d. Jan. 2, 1775. 

139 IV Ezra, b. Aug. 4, 1774; of Herkimer, N. Y. 

140 V Jesse, b. Nov. 8, 1775; of Melrose. 
VI Hannah, b. Dec. 18, 1780; d. 1793- 

141 VII Joshua, b. Dec. 15, 1784; of Salem. 

65. Rev. Timothy*' Upham (Timothy', Phineas^ Phineas', 
Phineas% John'), of Deerfield, N. H., b. in Maiden, Feb. 20, 
1748; m. Hannah Gookin, May 18, 1773, who was born in North 
Hampton, Mass., April 22, 1754, and d. Aug. 4, 1797, in her 44th 
year. (She was the dau. of the Rev. Nathaniel Gookin, of North 
Hampton, and his wife, Love Wingate; the Rev. Nathaniel, a 
graduate of Harvard College, and the great-grandson of Maj.- 
Gen. Daniel Gookin, of Revolutionary fame. In Dr. Upham 's 
Notices is a personal note of Hannah Gookin.) He m. (2) 
Hepzibah Neal, of Stratham, N. H., Oct., 1799, who d. May 15, 
1811, se. 57. 

Timothy Upham was a graduate of Harvard College, at the age 
of 20, in the class of 1768; he completed the study of theology 
with the Rev. Mr. Trask of Brentwood, N. H. In 1722, he was 
ordained minister of the First Congregational Church at Deerfield, 
being then 24 years of age, and was the first minister settled at 
that place. He remained at Deerfield during the remainder_ of 
his life, and died Feb. 21, 181 1, of pneumonia. He was buried 
in the old graveyard at Deerfield, where his stone bears the fol- 
lowing inscription: 

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First pastor of the Congregational Church in this town, over 
which he was ordained in Nov., 1772, and was continued to them, 
to mutual satisfaction, for 39 years ; then this mortal put on im- 
mortality. In the joyful hope of a glorious resurrection, he de- 
parted this life Feb. 21, 181 1, aged 6^. As a testimony of their 
grateful remembrance of his long and affectionate services, the 
Congregational Society to whom he ministered, have erected this 

The following is the inscription on the stone which marks the 
grave of his wife, Hannah, also at Deerfield: 


Who departed this life Aug. 4, 1797, in the 44, year of her age. 

If truth, love, virtue, each attractive grace. 
That warms the heart, or animates the face; 
If tears, or sighs, or ardent prayers could save 
The kind, the generous, from the silent grave; 
Then death, relentless, must have lost his prey, 
And with it lost his cruel power to slay 
One who shall rise and shine in realms above, 
Forever happy in her Savior's love. 

(Written by Elizabeth Champney Williams.) 

Dr. Upham, in the Notices, thus refers to the Rev. Timothy, 
his grandfather : 

" Rev. Timothy Upham was six feet tall, rather spare, but per- 
fectly erect. His hair was black, eyes hazel, nose straight and 
rather prominent, and his teeth perfect till the day of his death. 
His voice was remarkably melodious and powerful; his enuncia- 
tion was clear and distinct. His mind was perfectly balanced, 
his judgment excellent, and his temper, though naturally quick, 
was under perfect control. Distinguished for the rectitude of his 
character, for quiet dignity, and constant self-possession, he won 
the admiration of his people, while his hospitality and benevolence, 
extending to the very verge of his means, awakened their love and 
esteem. His professional duties were to him a source of constant 
pleasure, and were performed with constant assiduity. His teach- 
ings from the pulpit were chiefly marked by the exceeding care 
and anxiety which was manifested lest he should vary from the 
revealed doctrines and precepts of our holy religion, and be guilty 

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of preaching anything but the eternal truth of God. To this 
feeling was joined another, equally prominent — love for the wel- 
fare of the immortal spirit." 

The Notices also contain extracts from his funeral sermon, and 
various other matters in connection with the life and work of the 
Rev. Timothy Upham. Timothy Upham and his wife, Hannah, 

142 I Nathaniel, b. June 9, 1774, at Deerfield ; Member of 

Congress from New Hampshire. 
n. Timothy; d. in childhood. 
in. Mary; d. in childhood. 
IV. Mary and John, twins; d. in childhood. 

143 V. Timothy, b. 17S2 ; he was lieut.-col. of the 21st U. S. 

Infantry, in the war of 18 [2-14, afterward collec- 
tor of the port at Portsmouth, N. H., and brig.-gen. 
N. H. militia. 
VI. Hannah, b. July, 1789; principal of the Ontario Female 
Seminary at Canandaigua, New York, from 1830 to 
1848; she d. there, Aug. 20, 1868. 

66. Nathan*^ Upham (Isaacs Phineas^ Phineas', Phineas^ 
John'), of Brookfield, Mass., b. there, July 13, 1750; m. Feb. 27, 
1772, Eleanor Gilbert, b. Dec. 19, 1752 (Old Style); d. Dec. 9, 
1843. She was dau. of Jonathan and Hannah (Abbott) Gilbert 
of New Braintree, Mass. He died in Brookfield, April 17, 1828. 
They had : 

I Hannah, b. Sept. 18, 1774; m. John Rockwood, Nov. 12, 

1795; d. March ii, 1848. 
II Daniel Gilbert, b, Feb. 20, 1777; m. Elizabeth ("Bet- 
sey") , who d. June 20, 1845; he d. April 27, 

1847, in Rockingham, Vt., without children. 

144 III Pliny, b. April i, 1779; ™' Katherine Hastings, Dec. 30, 

IV Polly, b. Dec. 17, 17S0; m. Willard Moore, Oct. 30, 1806, 
and d. Feb. ?5, 1853 ; she d. Nov. 15, 1S27, as. 50 years. 
V Zeruiah, b. Sept. 5, 1783 ; m. Warren Rice, Jan. 10, 181 1, 
and d. Sept. 17, 18 16. 

145 VI Nathan^ (Jr.) b. April 25, 1786; m. Charlotte Rice, May 

31, 1807. 

146 VII George, b. Feb. 23, 1789 ; m. Patty Bellows, May 26, 1814. 
VIII Charles, b. July 22, 1792 ; d. March 26, 1796. 

IX Harvey, b. Nov. 15, 1794; d. Nov. 24, 1796. 

67. Daniel'' Upham (Isaac', Phineas^ Phineas^ Phineas', 
John'), of Brookfield, Mass., b. there, July 7, 1762; m. Lydia 

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Walker, Sept. 27, 1781, who d. Aug, 16, 1823; m. (2) Matilda 
Olds, June 10, 1824, who d. Sept, 30, 1837. He d. in Brookfield, 
Jan. 24, 1833. They had: 

I Timothy, b. Feb. 26, 1784; d. infant. 

147 II William, b. Dec. 12, 1785 ; m, Dorothy Winter, and lived 

in Brookfield. 

III Timothy, b. Feb. 22, 1788; d. Feb. 14, 1870, unm. 

IV Daniel, b. April 14, 1790; d. infant. 

V Tammy, b. Feb. 22, 1791 ; d. Oct. 22, 1816. 
VI Lydia, b. May 29, 1793; m. Otis Rice, pub, Oct. 6, 1816. 
VII Sally, b. Feb. 9, 1796; m. Benj. Heywood, Jan. 13, 1820. 
VIII Liberty, b. Dec. 20, 1798; left home in 1828, went to 
Batavia, N. Y., and never again heard from, 

148 IX Washington, b. July i, 1801; m. Lydia Charles, and lived 

in Dudley and Monson. 

149 X Hiram, b. Sept. 17, 1803; m. Chloe Winter, sister of his _ 

bro. AVilliam's wife, and lived in Brookfield. 

68. Phineas'^ Upham (Jabez^ Phineas-', Phineas^ Phineas^, 
John'), of Brookfield, b. there Oct. 4, 1739; m. Susanna Buck- 
minster, dau. of Thomas, May 20, 1762 ; she d. March 23, 1802, 
36. 60, as per gravestone at Brookfield. He m. (2) Elizabeth 
Sherburne, dau. of Dea. Thomas, Nov. 4, 1802. In the Brook- 
field records the following titles are applied to him, by the dates 
given, they are evidently militia titles: "second lieut. 1761; 
captain, 1774; col., 1775 ; the title of major does not appear in the 
Brookfield records, but there is a note in the Hist, of Worcester, 
showing that somebody made an artificial leg for Major Phineas 
Upham, of Brookfield." He was representative from Brookfield 
for the years 1781, 1782, 1785, and 1797. He d. June 24, 1810, 
je. 70, as per gravestone at Brookfield. Phineas Upham and wife 
Susanna, had: 

I Katherine, b. Feb. 17, 1763; m. Col. Joseph Scott, 
of Craftsbury, Vt., Feb. 21, 1797. 

150 II Jabez, b. Aug. 23, 1764; grad. H. C, 1785; m. Lucy 

Faulkner, and was a lawyer at Brookfield. 

151 III Thomas, b. Dec. 21, 1766; m. Mehitabel Newell, and 

was a merchant at Sturbridge. 

152 IV George Baxter, b. Dec. 27, 1768; grad. H. C, 1789; / 
/ m. Mary Duncan, and was a lawyer at Claremont, / 

N. H. 
V Susanna, b. Nov. 11, 1770; m. Hon. William B, Ban- j 
nister, of Newburyport. ' 

VI Polly, b. June 25, 1772. 

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VII Elizabeth, b. June 4, 1774; m. William Emerson 
Faulkner (a bro. of Lucy F., who m. Jabez Upham, 
above), June 30, 1804 ; he was a grad. of Harvard, 
and a lawyer; was b. in Acton, and d. in Brookfield, 
Oct. I, 1804. She d. in Brookfield, 1808. They 
had an only child, Elizabeth Emerson Faulkner, b. 
in Brookfield, April 13, 1805; m. May 15, 1S33, m 
Boston, the Rev. Jonathan Cole (Unitarian), of 
Salem, grad. of H. C; and they had: (i) Thomas 
Palfrey Cole, b. in Kingston, Mass., Aug. 22, 1834, 
d. in Honolulu, Sandwich Islands, Aug. 5, 1861; (2) 
Elizabeth Upham Cole, b. in Hallowell, Me., Jan. 
21, 1838; (3) John Treadwell Cole, b. in Hallowell, 
June 19, 1841, d. in Charleston, S. C, Jan. 3, 187 1 ; 

(4) Charlotte Cole, b. in Hallowell, May 20, 1844; 

(5) William Emerson Cole, b. in Hallowell, June 7, 
1847, d. in Hallowell, Sept. 4, 1849. 

153 VIII Phineas, b. Feb. 3, 1776; m. Mary Avery Baldwin, and 

was a merchant of Boston. 

154 IX Samuel, b. May 6, 1778; grad. of Dartmouth, and a 

lawyer ; m. Anne Scott, and d. m Lowell, \^t., 1861. 
X Frances, b. April 27, 1780; m. Judge Ralph Parker, of 
New York, in 1813, who was from Glover, Vt. 
60. Colonel Joshua" Upham (JabezS Phineas^ Phineas^ 
Phineas% John'), of Brookfield, Mass., and later of New Bruns- 
wick, b. Nov. 3, 1741, in Brookfield; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Col. ^ 
John Murray, of Rutland, Mass., Oct. 27, 1768, who d. in 1782. 
(Her father was a mandamus councillor of the province before 
the Revolution, a prominent Tory of great wealth; at the Revolu- 
tion twenty-nine of his farms were confiscated, and he went to New 
Brunswick). He m. (2) Mary, the dau. of Hon. Joshua Chand- 
ler, of New Haven, Conn., who survived him and d. at Annapolis, 
N 's., in 1826. Joshua Upham was a graduate of Harvard College, 
class of 1763, a lawyer by profession ; he represented Brookfield 
in the General Court of Mass., at the outbreak of the Revolution, 
upon which he became a Loyalist and entered the British army; he 
was commissioned a lieut.-coL, and appointed as an aid to Sir Guy 
Carleton, was present at the attack on New London, leading a 
regiment of American Loyalists on that occasion. After the Revo- 
lution he went to New Brunswick, where he was judge of the Su- 
preme Court of the province ; his property m Mass. was confis- 
cated, probably on account of which he was placed by the British 
government upon the half pay-roll of a " Provincial Corps called 

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the 'King's American Dragoons.' " In 1807 he was sent to Eng- 
land on a mission to the home government, which was successful, 
but he did not live to return; he d. in London, Nov. i, 1808. 
There is a notice of Judge Upham in Curwen's Letters and 
Journal; also, see Joseph V/illard's address before the members of 
the bar of Worcester Co., Mass., 1829; also the May number of 
the American Quarterly Register, 1841, p. 413. The following 
is an extract from the memoir of his son (Charles W. Upham), 
published in the Proceedings of the Mass. Hist. Soc, Dec, 1876, 
by Dr. George E. Ellis. 

" Joshua Upham was born in Brookfield, Mass., in 1741. He 
graduated at Harvard College in 1763. In view of the agitations 
and alienations which were so painfully active among the members 
of that class when, after their pleasant fellowship in the College, 
they in a few years should find themselves at variance in the en- 
trance of their manly careers, it is interesting to note the many 
names on the list which are associated with a remarkable personal 
history on both sides in the Revolutionary strife. There stand the 
names of the honored patriot, Josiah Quincy, Jr., prematurely 
called from the good service which he was so nobly rendering; of 
Nathan Gushing, Judge of the Supreme Court of Mass.; and of 
Timothy Pickering. These are conspicuous names on the win- 
ning side. There, too, is the name of a neutral or a mediator, — 
that of John Jeffries, who returned from his medical studies in 
Aberdeen, just as our strife v\^as opening, in the British naval ser- 
vice ; went off with Gen. Howe, as surgeon to the forces in 
Nova Scotia, and also in Charleston, S. C; returned to England, 
crossed the British Channel to France, in a balloon ; and came 
back, in 1789, to practise his profession in Boston. The names of 
the college catalogue then arranged in the order of social rank. 
After the name of Upham came those of Jonathan Bliss — after- 
wards Upham's brother-in-law — and of Sampson Salter Blowers, 
these three being all refugees in the war. Upham and Bliss be- 
came judges of the Supreme Court of the Province of New 
Brunswick, Bliss being the Chief Justice ; and Blowers, Chief 
Justice of that of Nova Scotia. The last named lived beyond 
one hundred years before he was starred in the catalogue. Similar 
divergencies may be traced in the fortunes of the classes preced- 
ing and following that of 1763. They contained many prominent 
men, whose careers on either side were fond subjects of interest 
and study to the subject of this memoir, as they illustrated history 
and character. 

"Joshua Upham began the study of law in Brookfield, and had 
won much distinction at the Worcester bar ; being greatly honored 

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in his profession, and respected for public spirit as a citizen up 
to the painful crisis in his lot. It is remarkable that, while those 
who were driven to the royal side, as he was, generally accorded 
with the British policy in the suppression of manufacturing en- 
terprises in the Colonies, he was very active in promoting such 
provincial industries. In March, 1768, a meeting was held in 
Worcester of those who, indignant with the prohibitory measures 
of England, were in favor of advancing manufactures. The fa- 
mous Ruggles opposed the disloyal movement; but Upham ap- 
proved it. He, with his two brothers and other gentlemen, had 
built a woolen manufactory in Brookfield, and he had made efforts 
to introduce the manufacture of salt at stations on the sea-coast. 
But he fell upon distracted times ; and there can be no harm in 
saying that, like many others in the country of a class of so-called 
Loyalists, who were at worst only timid, halting, or cautious, v/hile 
sincerely upright, conscientious, and patriotic, he received un- 
merited harsh treatment. Committees of correspondence, of es- 
pionage and inquisition, became very active, sometimes overbear- 
ing and impertinent, in every town. The business which they 
assigned to themselves was to put the question of King or People 
to every citizen, especially the more prominent ones in place or 
influence. Hurry and dictation were offensive to some, who 
needed only time and freedom of action to bring them into accord 
with the popular movements. On receiving a somewhat imperious 
call from the committee of his town, for a statement of his opin- 
ions and purpose in the critical state of affairs, he replied by a 
letter, which is printed in Force's 'American Archives,' fourth 
series, vol. ii, page 852, dated May 20, 1775. In this letter, he 
says he is pausing to decide on the position which he shall himself 
take, until, after free debate and a proper deliberation, the ma- 
jority of the people have committed themselves to the one or the 
other alternative. He will not set up his private judgment against 
that of the people, but claims a right to express his own views and 
apprehensions to help in the decision of the question. Then he 
will acquiesce in the popular resolve, and take a common part and 
lot in measures designed to save the country in resisting the royal 
government, though he may think such measures improper, and 
not likely to be successful. In the mean Avhile, he demanded free- 
dom of opinion, and security for person and property. But the 
intense feelings of the hour, and the humor of his fellow-citizens, 
would not admit of what seemed weak and cautious temporizing, 
and a timid mistrust of a hopeful cause. The coolness of treat- 
ment which he received, with threats or apprehensions of what 
might follow, drove him, as they did many others under like cir- 

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cumstances, to the protection of the royal sympathizers in Boston. 
This act decided his future for him. Without means of support 
for himself and family in a besieged town, he accepted from the 
British commander the office of supervision of the refugees from 
the country, and, soon after, an appointment as an aide on the 
staff of Sir Guy Carleton, subsequently Lord Dorchester, between 
whom and himself there continued a warm friendship. The close 
of the war found him at New York in the British service as a 
colonel of dragoons. He was among the proscribed whose estates 
were confiscated by the State of Mass. in 1778; and nothing but 
exile was before him.* Mr. Upham had married, first, a daughter 
of Col. John Murray, of Rutland, Mass.; and, on her decease, a 
daughter of Hon. Joshua Chandler, of New Haven, Conn. The 
latter was the mother of the subject of this memoir (Hon. Chas. 
W. Upham) and of several other children. The stately mansion 
of her father was afterwards long known as the ' Tontine Hotel,' 
in New Haven. A building of the same name succeeds it on the 
same site. Mr. Upham'sfine homestead in Brookfield long served 
a similar use. 

*' Col. Pickering who as above stated, Avas one of those who dis' 
approved the summary measures pursued towards the so-called 
Loyalists, felt a sincere sympathy for his old college chum, Up- 
ham. In a letter he wrote to a friend in March, 1783, he says 
that Upham had expressed to a correspondent in Boston, where 
he had left a daughter, an intention of returning there ; and he 
adds, ' Upham is a good hearted fellow, and probably would not 
have joined the enemy but for his marriage connections.' After 
the close of hostilities, and during the long delay in the evacua- 
tion of New York, Pickering, who had hoped to have a friendly 
interview with Upham, which the hurried departure of the latter 
prevented, wrote to him from West Point, Nov. 14, 17S3, a most 
cordial letter of unbroken regard and sympathy. To this Upham, 
on the 1 8th, replied in the same spirit of kindness and esteem, 
saying, * I leave the country for the winter from pecuniary con- 
siderations, not from resentment.' 

" New Bruswick, which had been a county of Nova Scotia, called 
Sunbury, was separated and made a distinct government and prov- 
ince in 1784. At the first organization of the Supreme Court of 

*The State of Massachusetts, in Sept., 1778, passed "An Act to prevent 
the return to this State of certain persons therein named, and others who 
have left this State or either of the United States, and joined the Enemies 
thereof." The persons named, one of whom was "Joshua Upham, Esq.," 
were, under this act, if they returned, to " Suffer the pains of death without 
benefit of clergy." 

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the Province, Joshua Upham was made an assistant justice, Nov. 
25, 1784. He was also, with other refugees, on the council of 
Thomas Carleton, Esq., who was commissioned as first governor 
of the Province. The Judge faithfully and ably discharged the 
arduous duties attendant upon the tasks assigned to him, under 
the conditions of a rough country and a settlement among a raw 
and heterogeneous population. His brethren on the bench sent 
him to England in 1807, on a mission to the government, for se- 
curing a more complete organization of the judiciary of the Prov- 
ince. He met with perfect success in the purpose of his errand. 
He also made many strongly attached personal friends, among 
whom were Mr. Palmer, who bequeathed his valuable library to 
Harvard College, Sir John Wentworth, Sir William Pepperrell, 
and Mr. Spencer Perceval. The last-named gentleman, chancel- 
lor of the Exchequer, formed so strong a regard for Mr. Upham — 
who died in London in 1808, and was buried in the Church of 
Marylebone — as to continue acts of substantial kindness to the 
widow and children, whom the Judge had left with very slender 
means. The chancellor, a few days before his assassination, sent 
a considerable sum of money, — four hundred silver dollars,— 
with books and other valuable gifts, for the education of his 
youngest son Charles W. 

" Judge Upham's house was on the banks of the Kenebekasis. 
The scenes around it, and the conditions of domestic and social 
life which it involved, w^ere for several years rough and severe. 
Still, they had their compensations in the occasions for activity, 
enterprise, and sterling virtues which they presented, and_ were 
especially favorable to the development of good qualities in the 
children born and trained there by worthy parents." 
/ Joshua Upham had, by first wife, Elizabeth Murray : 
I Isabella, b. Sept. 30, 1769; d. early. 
H Elizabeth Murray, b. May 19, 177 1; d. in Frederickton, 
N. B. 1844. 
155 in John Murray, b. July 21, 1773, in Brookfield, Mass. ; 
m. Mary Dickson in 1803, and was a physician, atone 
time practising in Truro, N. S., later in county Len- 

■ nox, Ontario, Canada. 

IV Joshua Nichols, b. May 6, 1775, in Brookfield, counsel- 
;. lor at law; m. Mary Field, of Enfield, dau. of Rob- 
j ert, and they had Edith Murray, who m. Alonzo Cut- 

■ ler, of St. Louis, 1S28. Joshua Nichols d. in Green- 
wich, June II, 1805. 

V Robert M.; d. early. -- — " 


122 Upham Genealogy. 

VI Sarah Green, b. Feb. 19, 1777; m. Aug. 7, 1797, John 
Murray Bliss, b. Feb. 22, 1771, judge of the Supreme 
Court of N. B., and for a time acting gov. of New 
Brunswick. She d. April 19, 1835. 
VI Mary; m. William Ruffee, of Greenville, N. S. 
By second wife, Mary Chandler: 
VII Martha Sophia, m. Alexander Winniett of Annapolis, 
son of High Sheriff, and bro. of Sir William Winniett. 
She died in 1889, when the following obituary notice 
was published: 


" When Sir Francis Nicholson made the final capture 
of Port Royal in October, 17 10, a young volunteer, a 
Frenchman by birth and a Huguenot by religious edu- 
cation, who had accompanied him from London, was 
the officer called upon to set the first guard in the 
captured town. This young man's name was William 
Winniett, the great-grandfather of the husband of Mrs. 
Sophia Winniett. Joseph Winniett, his son, married 
Mary Dyson, by whom he had William Winniett, who 
was the father of Susan Winniett, who married the Rev. 
J. T. Twining, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Chaplain of 
the British forces in Canada, and the grandmother of 
E. H. Twining of Chicago; and of Alexander, hus- 
band of the deceased, and of Sir William Wolsley 
Winniett, R. N., who died while Governor of the Cape 
Coast Colonies in Africa a few years ago. This is the 
oldest English speaking family in the Dominion of 
Canada, and the daughter and surviving child of the 
deceased is the only person now in Nova Scotia who 
bears the name. Paternally the late Mrs. Winniett is 
of American Loyalist descent, her father having him- 
self been a Loyalist. In 1783 he migrated from his 
old colonial home over the border, at the close of the 
Revolutionary war, in which he served against the 
revolutionists, to New Brunswick, in which province 
he afterwards lived and died, leaving a family of whom 
Sophia, the deceased lady, was one of the youngest. 
The Parish of Upham derives its name from him on 
account of grants of land made to him as a reward for 
services in the war." 

Upham Genealogy. 123 

VIII Kathron Elizabeth Putnam, m. Judge George Pagan, of 
New Brunswick. They had a son, and a daughter, 
Agnes, who m. Chas. R. Ray, mayor of St. John, N. 
B. Kathron Elizabeth Putnam d. Nov. 28, 1878. 
156 IX Charles Wentworth, b. May 4, 1802, in St. John; m. Ann 
S. Holmes. He was a grad. of Harvard, and Unita- 
rian minister at Salem, Mass., afterward M. C. from 
X Frances Chandler, b. in Norton, Kings Co., N. B., Feb. 
3, 1806; m. John Wesley Welden, judge of the Su- 
preme Court of N. B., and for many years speaker of 
the House of Assembly. They had: (i) Charles W. 
Welden, b. Feb. 27, 1830, m. Anne Tucker, was made 
queen's counsel, 1873, and a member of the House of 
Commons for the city and county of St. John, 1878.* 

(2) J. D. Upham Welden, of Natal, South Africa. 

(3) Mary Elizabeth Welden, m. James O'Dell of the 
63d Regiment. They have a son, J. T. O'Dell, who 
was an officer of the 65th Regiment, in 1878. Frances 
Chandler (Upham) Welden d. May 19, 1844, and he 
m. (2) Susan, eldest dau. of Judge Thomas Chandler 
Halburton, author of "Sam Slick." 

The following is the fac simile of an autograph letter from 
Judge Joshua Upham to Col. Abraham De Peyster, of St. John, 
N. B., also an American Loyalist. 

*The Hon. Charles W. AVelden, D. C. L., Q. C, is one of the most 
prominent public men in New Brunswick. He was graduated at King's 
College, Windsor, in 1847, and is a member of the law firm of Welden & 
McLean, of St. John. His legal attainments are recognized as of a very 
high order, and "there have been few important cases in New Brunswick of 
late years in which he has not been retained. As an authority on maritime 
law, it is said he has no peer in Canada. In politics he has always been a 
pronounced liberal. In religion he is a member of the Church of England. — 
A special number of the Do/niiiion Illustrated, of Feb. 14, 1891, contains 
a portrait, and biographical sketch of Mr. Welden. 


Upham Genealogy. 125 

The following extract from the Diary of Benjamin Marston 
shows some of the service which Major Upham rendered the 
Crown in 1781. Benjamim Marston was a relative of the Wins- 
lows, and at one time was sheriff of Northumberland county, New 
Brunswick. His diary has only lately been discovered, and con- 
tains much historical information concerning the times of which 
he wrote : 
''New York, Thursday, July 12, 1781. 

" Lloyd's Neck attacked by the French, the party covered by a 
36 gun frigate and the Romulus and some other armed vessels. 
" Saturday, July 14. 

" The party who attacked were about 400. They were defeated 
by Major Upham who commands the Post at the Neck with some 
loss. On our side no one person was hurt. This Post is of im- 
portance to the Garrison supplying it with quantities of fuel — not- 
withstanding it was ordered a few days ago to be evacuated by ye 
troops who kept post there and but for the entreaties of the afore- 
mentioned Major Upham would have been left with some thou- 
sand cords of wood a prey to the enemy. 

" He was permitted to take post there with about 100 or 150 
Refugees. With this handful aided by the crews of some vessels 
who were there a wooding he defeated the enemy who came to take 
possession of it. But notwithstanding the importance of the post, 
the people who have offered their services to keep it, cannot obtain 
even an allowance of rations — at the same time a very elegant 
musick house is built at Fort George and subscriptions are taken 
at Rivington's office at a guinea a piece to lay out a walk at ye 
upper fort for the use of the military gentlemen." 

In addition to the foregoing extracts it may be of interest to 
say that old Mr. Burnett, of Norton, N. B., who was at Lloyd's 
Neck, stated: 

" The Fort on Lloyd's Neck was defended by the Loyalists 
themselves. They used to go up the hill above the fort to cut the 
wood which was then shipped to New York, for the use of the 
Royal Army. To facilitate their work they constructed a slide, or 
spout, down which the wood was thrown as it was cut. When the 
alarm was given that the fort was about to be attacked, they hur- 
ried with all speed to their posts. The wood cutters, partly from 
the nature of their work, and partly from the exigencies of the 
times, wore sheep skin breeches. On the occasion of the alarm 
just referred to, a number of the men in their haste to defend the 
post slid down the spout, 'and I tell you,' said a participant in 
the affair, ' the leather breeches were pretty hot.' " 

126 Upham Genealogy. 

70. Jabez" Upham (Jabez^, Phineas'*, Phineas^ Phineas**, 
Johni), of Woodstock, and later of Upham, Kings county, New- 
Brunswick, b. in Brookfield, Dec. 28, 1747; m. Bethia Cutler, . — 
dau. of Thomas, of Weston, Nov. 28, 1771, who was b. 1753, and d. •, 
in 8ist year, Aug. 26, 1834. He was in the Revolutionary war, / 
enlisted for three years in the Continental army, in 1781 ; after the ' 
war he probably lived in Vt., for a time, but finally went to Wood- 
stock, N. B., where he was one of the early settlers. It has been i 
a matter of current belief among some of his posterity in N. B., ,i 
that he was a Loyalist during the Revolution, but this is an evident 
mistake — the year of his enlistment, and his age are on the com- 
pany roll; this impression was probably owang to the fact that his i 
brother, Judge, and Col. Joshua, was a prominent Loyalist, and < 
also settled in the provinces after the Revolution. Jabez Upham 
was first engaged in lumbering at Woodstock; was at one time 
high sheriff, and also had the title of lieut. He was not sue- / 
cessful in business at Woodstock, and finally settled in Kings 
county, where he obtained land, at a place which was given the . 
name of Upham, Avhich it still retains. He died at Upham, Aug. / 
3, 1822, in his 73d year. His posterity are still living at Upham, ■' 
and vicinity, in considerable numbers. Jabez Upham and wife 
Bethia had: 

I Charlotte, b. Sept. 7, 1772, at Brookfield; m. Col. 
Richard Ketchum, of Woodstock, and had 9 chil- 

157 II James, b. Sept. 9, 1774; m. Martha Smith, and w^as for 

many years a magistrate, and collector of customs at 

III William, b. March 16, 1777; m. Betsey Smith, of W. 

IV Sarah, b. March 17, 1779; d. Nov. 22, 1852. 
V Abigail, b. Dec. it, 1781; d. April 9, 17S2. 

158 VI Joshua, b. July 28, 1784; lived at Upham, and d. Feb. 

I, 1862. 

A note in the register of this family says: ** The 
first six born in Brookfield, the others at Cavendish, 
New State." 
VII Jabez, b. April 17, 1787; he was colonel in the militia, 
and d. unm., Aug. i, 1866. (One of this family, in a 
later generation, writes : " We cannot say when they 
came to New Brunswick, but find in an old book, that 
Jabez was born in Vermont, April 17, 1787.") 
VIII Isabella, b. Dec. 27, 1790; d. Feb. 2, 1857. 
IX Thomas C, b. Oct. 16, 1793; d. Dec. 6, 1796. 

Upham Genealogy. 127 

X Mary, b. July 22, 1797; m. James Titus, of Upham, and 
had 8 children — among whom, Jabez, Jonathan, and 
James; she d. Aug. 9, 1872. 

71. James^ Upham (Jabez', Phineas^ Phineas", Phineas^ 
John'), of Montgomery, Vt., b. July 13, 1755, in Brookfield, 
Mass.; m. Elizabeth Barnard, b. at Deerfield, Nov. 26, 1767; d. 
at Montgomery, June 6, 185 1. He d. at Montgomery, Oct., 1827. 
They had: 

159 I Selah Barnard, b. Nov. 2, 1786, at Deerfield; d. at M., 

April i5,_ 1835. 
II Isabella Bliss, b. Sept. 26, 1789, at Mayville, N. B. 

III George Ryerson, b. Aug. i, 1790, at Mayville, N. B. 

IV Louisa Buckminster, b. March 9, 1793, at Brookfield, 

V Sarah Eliza, b. March 24, 1795, at Brookfield. 
VI Joshua Chamberlain, b. April 2, 1797, at Brookfield. 
VII James Francis, b. March 19, 1799, at Brookfield; lived 
in Wisconsin. 
VIII Henry Haskins, b. May 3, 180 1, at Montgomery. 

IX Samuel B. S., b. April 7, 1803, at Montgomery; had a 
son, Selah Barnard, who was at one time located at 
841 8th avenue. New York. 
X Frances Catherine, b. June 21, 1805, at Montgomery. 

160 XI Edward Erastus, b. Sept. 27, 1808, at Montgomery; in 

mercantile business at Portland, Me. 
XII Mary Chamberlain, b. Aug. 15, 18 10, at Montgomery. 
The descendants of this family are scattered through the West, 
and many of them have not been traced. 

72. Edward- Upham (Jabez\ Phineas^ Phineas-^ Phineas'', 
John'), of Northampton, Mass.,b. 1759-60 (he releasedhis guardian 
March 2, 1781), in Brookfield; m. Mary Catlin, of Deerfield, Mass., 
who d. Dec. 7, 1833, fe. 69. He was a lawyer of much promise, 
and practised his profession first at New Salem; was local leader 
of the Jeffersonian party in politics, and presidential elector in 
1804; subsequently he removed to Northampton, and in 1807, was 
candidate for Congress, but died suddenly, before the election, at 
the age of about 48. His wife survived his death, and at her 
death, the following obituary notice was published in the North- 
ampton Courier : 

" Died. In this town, Dec. 7, 1833, widow Mary C. Upham, 
aged 69. Mrs. Upham's life was characterized by Christian 
humility and uprightness; great fortitude in the discharge of re- 
sponsible duties under adverse circumstances; and the constant 

128 Upham Genealogy, 

exercise of the spirit of benevolence and kindness. She was ex- 
cellent in precept, and impressive in example; and until the day 
her death was announced, in exercise of those high parental duties 
which ever devolve upon a mother. Her sickness was protracted 
and severe, but she endured her sufferings with exemplary forti- 
tude, and died with much calmness and resignation." 
Edward Upham and his wife Mary had : 

I Seth Bliss ; returned to New Salem, where he died. 
i6i II Charles Jarvis, m. Eliza Clary in 1833, dau. of Ethan 
Allen Clary, of Springfield, Mass. 

III Abby, d. unm. in Northampton, March 4, 1830,36. 37. 

The following obituary notice was published in the 
Northampton Courier: "Died: March 4, 1830, Miss 
Abby Upham, eldest daughter of the late Edward 
Upham, Esq., of this place. Miss Upham possessed 
beyond most of her sex, strength and understanding 
united to pure and elevated impulses of heart; endowed 
by nature with a mind of a superior order, and culti- 
vated as such a mind will become, in spite of adverse 
circumstances, she exhibited in society attractions re- 
fined with a just taste, and discriminating, though un- 
obtrusive knowledge. By an early bereavement she 
was left without a natural protector or guard, to meet 
and repel the frowns of fortune, and the cold regards 
of the world. With a clear perception of the obliga- 
tions which her situation imposed, and a persevering 
resolution to perform whatever duty required, she sus- 
tained herself when most would have faltered, and 
many might have fallen. She lived to meet the reward 
of her honorable exertions, in comparative prosperity, 
respect and attachment, and numerous friends. Her 
example is full of instruction and encouragement to 
those who entering on life with fair prospects, and high 
expectations, find them all, by a sudden reverse lev- 
elled in the dust. Her last illness was protracted and 
painful, but borne with that fortitude, which an un- 
wavering trust in the Being who gave her life, and from 
whom she had received so many liberal endowments, 
alone could inspire. To Him she cheerfully resigned 
her spirit, in the humble hope and trust that He would 
guide it through the valley of death to eternal life." 

IV Mary; lived in Cambridge; she and her sister Kate pur- 

chased the Foxcroft house at Cambridge, near Harvard 

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University, where they, for many years, successfully 
conducted a boarding place for professors and stu- 
dents at Harvard. She d. at Cambridge, March 9, 
1859, ae. 6^. 
V Julia, m. David Gorham Wood, who d. in Cambridge, 
March 8, 1878; they had a dau. who m. Dr. William 
Johnson, of Beacon st., Boston, and she, in 1888, con- 
ducted the Foxcroft house, at Cambridge, as had her 
aunts, Mary and Kate. 
VI Katherine; lived many years at Cambridge and with her 
sister Mary conducted the Foxcroft house, as appears 
above; she d. unm. 
VII Henry; settled first in Sullivan county, New York, and 
had a farm in Rockland ; was constable, collector, 
assessor, and deputy sheriff. About 1815, he m. 

Sally , and lived in EUenville, Ulster co., N, Y. 

He was drowned, Oct. 6, 1830, at Eddyville, 20 miles 
down the river, while stepping from a raft which he 
Avas taking down. They had six children, aged re- 
spectively at the date of their father's death, in 
1830, as follows: Mary, 15; Katherine, 10 ; Sarah, 
13; Edward, 8; Elizabeth, 4; George Washing- 
ton, 2. 

73. Amos* Upham (Amos% Phineas-^, Phineas% Phineas^ 
John'), of Maiden, Mass., b. there, 1741 ; m. Mary Green, b. 
June 27, 1746, d. Feb. 27, 1775; m. (2) Anna Knight, of Stone- 
ham, Jan. 9, 1777. They had: 

I Nathan, b. Sept. 21, 1764; d. Sept. 24, 1765. 
II Mary, b. May 22, 1765; m. (2, wife), Herbert Richard- 
son, NoVo 3, 1 791. 

III Lois, b. April 22, 1767; m. Asa Hart, Aug. 6, 


IV Hannah, b. Sept. 28, 1770; d. early. 

162 V Amos, b. July 24, 1772. 

VI Elizabeth,'bapt. Feb. 12, 1775 ; m. Samuel Howard, Jr., 
March 25, 1798. 

163 VII Samuel Sprague, b. Sept. 12, 1777; m. Anna Foster, of 

Reading, and lived at Melrose. 
VIII Patty, b. April 15, 1779; d. April 16, 1866. 

164 IX Nathan, b. Feb. 24, 1781; m. Eunice Howard, and lived 

on Upham st., Melrose. 
X Susanna, b. March 6, 1783; m. Jona. Green, Aug. 
14, 1817. 

130 Upham Genealogy. 

165 XI Asa, b. April 29, 1785 ; m. Ruth Richardson, and lived 

on Upham St., Melrose. 
XII Rebecca, b. 1789 ; m. James Pratt, Feb. 4, 181 2. 

74. William^ Upham (Amos^, Phineas^ Phineas^, Phineas^ 
John'), of Maiden, Mass., b. there ; m. Hannah Walton, of Read- 
ing, Oct. 16, 1777, who d. Aug. 17, 1829, ge. 79. He was in Cap- 
tain Blaney's company which marched to Watertown on the 
alarm of the 19th of April, 1775. He d. May 25, 1828. They 

166 I William, b. Sept. 3, 1778; m. Dorothy Blanchard, of 

II Hannah, b. Dec. 4, 1780; m- Joel Pratt, Jr., Oct. i, 
1800, and d. April 15, 1833. 

III Rebecca, b. Nov. 12, 1789; d. early. 

75. Phineas^ Upham (Amos", Phineas"*, Phineas% Phineas", 
John'), of Amherst, N. H., b. in Maiden, Mass., 1744, m. Ruth 
Green, dau. of David and Ruth (Upham) Green, who d. April 17, 
1815. He d. at Amherst, April 10, 1815. They had: 

I Ruth, b. Sept, 2, 1767 ; m. Benjamin Hosmer ; she d. 
Sept. 2, 1798. 

167 II Phineas, b. May 24, 1769; m. Lois Stratton. 

168 III Amos, b. Oct. 15, 1771; m. Hannah Green, and (2) 

Betsey Fassett. 

IV Lois, b. Jan. 15, 1774; d. Sept. 11, 1827. 

V Martha, b. March 10, 1776; d. Aug. 21, 1801. 
VI Nathan, b. July 11, 1784; d. June 26, i860. 

76. Ezra*^ Upham (Amos', Phineas^ Phineas^, Phineas^ John'), 
of Wilton, N. H., b. 1759, in Maiden, Mass. ; m. Sally Watts, of 
Chelsea, Mass., 1782, who d. 1796, se. 38; m. (2) Feb. i, 1798, 
Sally Abbott, who d. Nov. 5, 1852, ?e. 83. He was in the Revo- 
lutionary war, was in Capt. Blaney's company, which marched 
to Watertown on the alarm of the 19th of April, 1775. He d. at 
Wilton, Jan. 12, 1831, se. 72. He had by first wife: 

169 I Ezra, b. Nov. 24, 1783 ; m. Bethia Burnap, and lived in 


77. Jacob^ Upham (Jacob*, Phineas^ Phineas^ Phineas% 
John'), of Amherst, N. H., b. in Reading, Mass., May 16, 1766; 
m. Sarah Pratt, of Reading, Nov. 17, 1791, who was b. April 20, 
1759, and d. Nov. 17, 1826; he m. (2) Sarah Whittemore, April 
15, 1827, who was b. July 25, 1775, ^^^ d. April 28, 1849. He 
moved from Reading to Amherst in 1792, the year following his 
marriage, and there purchased from John Damon, the farm two 

Upham Genealogy. 131 

miles south-east from the village, on which his grandson, Jacob 
Burnap Upham, was living in 1883, and for which he paid seventy- 
pounds and eighteen shillings, the deed being dated Nov. 13, 
1792. He was a farmer, and continued to live on this place until 
he died there, April i, 1849. Jacob and wife, Sarah Pratt, had: 
I Sally, b. March 22, 1794; d. March 11, 1796. 

170 II Jacob, b. Oct. 29, 1798, at Amherst; m. Sarah Haywood, 

and lived and died on the place where he was born; 
d. Oct. 14, 1859. 
Ill There was one other child who d. young. 

78. Leonard' Upham (Rev. Edward', James-*, PhineasS 
Phineas^ John'), of West Springfield, Mass., b. Aug. 7, 1748; m. 
Elizabeth Cooley, of Sufifield, Conn., June- 4, 1774. She was liv- 
ing in 1 8 19. He d. April 5, 1823. They had: 

I Marcia, m. David Hastings, Jan. 3, 1800. 

171 II Edward, b. May 4, 1790; m. Laura Beach. He was a 

surgeon in the army in the war of 181 2. 

III Sally, m. David Thomas. 

IV George. 

79. Thaddeus" Upham (Ebenezer\ Ebenezer^ Phineas^ 
Phineas'-^, John'), of Leicester, Mass., and AVatertown, N. Y., b. 
Jan. I, 1768; m. Sally Warren, April 25, 1786. He d. 1814. 
They had: 

I Polly, b. April 3, 1791. 
II Lewis, b. April 13, 1793. 

III Otis, b. March 2, 1797. 

IV Sally, b. April 8, 1799. 

V Alice, b. Dec. 14, 1801. 
Perhaps other children. 

80. Jonathan^ Upham (Jonathan', Jonathan^ Phineas^ 
Phineas'-', John'), of Nantucket, Mass., b. there Nov. 13, 1753; 

m. Anna , Sept. 26, 1773, who was b. July 8, 1755. He d. 

July 26, 1822. They had: 

I Ruth, b. Sept. 29, 1774; m. Francis Coffin, of Nan- 
tucket, 1793. 

172 II David, b. Oct. 31. 1776; lived in Nantucket, but d. in 

Ill Susanna, b. Oct. 4, 1778; d. Aug. 22, 1859. 

173 IV John, b, Oct. 25, 1781, sea captain; d. 1861, at the 

home of one of his children, in Maine. 

V Anna, b. Sept. 8, 1784; m. Joseph Parker, and d. June 

12, 1832. 

132 Upham Genealogy. 

174 VI Timothy, b. Jan. 9, 1787; m. Rebecca Folger, and 

lived at Nantucket. 
VII Lydia, b. Feb. 14, 1792; d. Feb. 25, 1795. 
VIII Phebe, b. April 30, 1795. 

81. DanieP Upham (Nathaniel^ Nathaniel^ NathanieP, 
Phineas^ John'), of Templeton, Mass., b. Dec. 18, 1743, in Mai- 
den, Mass.; m. Oct. 1764, Sarah Sprague, b. Nov. 30, 1749, in 
Maiden, d. Sept. 26, 181 2; he d. Oct. 3, 181 2, ae. 68. They had: 

I Polly, b. Oct. II, 1766; d. Sept. 10, 1812, unm. 
II Sarah, b. Aug. 28, 1767; m. June i, 1794, Daniel 
Works, of Shutesbury. She d. June 11, 1850. 
Ill Phebe Hutchinson, b. April 7, 1772; d. Sept. 29, 1812, 

175 IV Barnard, b. June 16, 1774; m. Betsey Hubbard, and 

lived in Leicester, Mass. 

176 V John, b. Aug. 30, 1776; m. Martha Holbrook, and 

(2) Susanna Baker, and lived in Templeton. 
VI Rebecca Dill, b. Dec, 1778; m. Job Sawyer, Jan. 10, 
1804, in Templeton, and moved to Watertown, N. 
Y., where they had two children. She d. March 29, 

177 VII Daniel, b. March 21, 1781; m. Mary Savage, and lived 

in Leicester. 
VIII Joseph, b. June 23, 1783 ; m. Elizabeth Howe (sister of 
Dr. Josiah Howe, of Templeton), April 8, 1806, who 
d. March 26, 1832, se. 50; m. (2) Jan. i, 1833, Cath- 
erine Bush, who d. Aug. 14, 1873. He d. at Temple- 
ton, June 15, 1866. No children. 
IX Joshua, b. April 7, 1786. Lived in East Sudbury, 
came home to the funeral of a relative who had died 
of a malignant fever, returned to E. Sudbury and d. 
of the same disease, Oct. 28, 1812, unm. 

178 X Samuel, b. Feb. 21, 1788 ; m. Persis Stone, and lived in 

XI Roxa Lana, b. Aug. 12, 1791 ; m. Chester Gilbert, Feb. 
24, 18 r 6, of Marlboro, Vt., who d. six months later; 
m. (2) Jan. 23, 1818, Dea. Jeremiah Lord, of Tem- 
pleton, who d. Feb. 187 1. They had 7 children (see 
Bond's Watertown, p. 563), one of whom was George 
Lord, of Lynn. She d. May 21, 1883, in 92d year. 

82. NathanieP Upham (NathanieP, Nathaniel, Nathaniel^, 
Phineas% John'), of Leicester, and Hubbardston, Mass., b. in 
Maiden, Mass., June 22, 1745; m. Abigail Ward, of Southboro, 

Upham Genealogy. 133 

who d. April 9, 1812, 9e. 64; m. (2) Phebe Kimball, of Holden, 
Jan. II, 18 14. He was in the Revolutionary army, and d. in Hub- 
bardston, March 27, 1833, ae. 88. He had by wife Abigail- 

179 I Joel, b. Nov. 2, 1769; m. Polly Pike, and lived in 

II Catharine, b. Oct. 8, 1771; d. May 3, 1794. 

180 III Calvin, b. July 18, 1773; m. Hannah Heald, and lived 

in Hubbardston. 

181 IV Willard, b. Dec. 18, 1775; m. Ann Eddy, and lived in 

Royalston, Mass. 
V Ruth, b. Nov. 24, 1777; d. Oct. 9, 1839, unm. 
VI Thatcher, b. Nov. 22, 1779, went to sea, and was 
never again heard from. 

182 VII Allen, b. Dec. 23, 1781; m. Lydia Fay, and lived in 

Weston, Vt., and in Hull, Canada. 

183 VIII Hannah, b. July 25, 1784; m. Jabez Upham, and lived 

in Troy, N. Y. 
IX Moses, b. Sept. 16, 1786 ; m. Prudence Pike, Nov. 13, 
1806 ; they had one child, Lorinda, who m. David 
Myers, and was living near Syracuse, 1879. 

184 X Rufus, b. about 1789; m. Olive Sylvester, and lived in 


83. Thomas^ Upham (Nathaniel, Nathaniel^, Nathaniel, 
Phineas", John'), of Marlborough, N. H., and Sand Lake, 
Rensselaer Co., N. Y., b. Aug. 25, 1747, in Leicester, Mass.; 
m. at Marlborough, Mary Lewis, dau. of Capt. James and Martha 
(Collins) Lewis, who was b. March 11, 1753 ; her brother, John 
Lewis, m. Rebecca Upham, the sister of Thomas, above. Thomas 
Upham was on the roll of his father-in-law, Capt. James Lewis' 
company, in Col. Hale's regiment, which marched June 29, 
1777, to reinforce the garrison at Ticonderoga. The same 
year Capt. Lewis raised another company, of which Thomas Upham 
was a member. In 17 87 he sold his farm in Marlborough and 
moved to New York, where he lived the remainder of his life. He 
d. April 24, 1835. They had: 

185 I John, b. Aug. 22, 1778; m. Elizabeth Stevens, and lived 

at Sand Lake. 

186 II Asa, b. Aug. 27, 1783; m. Achsa Bailey. 

Ill Martha, b. Jan. 27, 1787; m. Aaron Sedgwick, of Penn- 
sylvania. She d. Jan. 7, 1862. 
IV Rosalinda, b. Dec 27, 1790; m. John Wilsey. 

187 V Ezekiel, b. Dec. 28, 1793; m. Mary Travise, and lived at 

Sand Lake. 

134 Upham Genealogy. 

84. Joseph*^ Upham (Noah", Noah^ Nathaniel, Phineas^ 
John'), of Mansfield, Conn., b. there, or in Pomfret, Conn., March 
30, 1748; rn. Mary, dan. of John Fletcher, Jr., March 29, 1770, 
They had : 

I Rachel, b. Sept. 28, 1772; d. Jan. 24, 1776. 
II Matilda, b. July 20, 1774. 

85. Noah* Upham (Noah', Noah^, Nathaniel, Phineas^ 
John'), of Hanover, N. H., and Marathon, Cortland Co., N. Y., 
b. in Pomfret, or Mansfield, Conn., Dec. 18, 1749; m. Rebecca 
Freeman, March 26, 1771, who was the dau. of Prince Freeman, 
and b. June 14, 1749. (She was the sister of Experience Free- 
man, who m. Jane Upham, Jan. 17, 1781.) He m. (2) widow 
(Newell) Solace. He lived in Mansfield, Conn., Hanover, N. H., 
Monson, Mass., and in 1808 went to Marathon, N. Y.; he d. in 
Cincinnatus, N. Y., Feb. 17, 1817. They had: 

I John, b. Nov. 22, 1772. He lived and d. in Woodstock, 
Conn., and had a son Freeman, who d. by suicide dur- 
ing the life-time of his father. 

188 II Roger Freeman, b. Jan. 3, 1777; m. Anna How- 

Ill Clarissa, b. March 18, 1785, in Hanover, N. H.; m. May 
14, 1807, Spencer Keep, of Monson, N. Y., and d. in 
Monson, May 6, 1829. 

189 IV Newell Noah, b. Aug. 5, 1793; m. Isabella Green, and 

d. Sept. ID, 1878. 

86. SamueP Upham (Benjamin^ Noah*, NathanieP, Phineas*, 
John'), of Mansfield, Conn., and Monson, Mass., b. in Mansfield, 
Dec. 27, 1749; m. Abigail Porter, Sept. 10, 1772, b. 1756, d. 1831, 
dau. of Nathan. He d. 1824. They had: 

190 I Benjamin, b. June 15, 1773, in Mansfield; m. Lucinda 

Buckingham. Lived in DeRuyter, N. Y,, and d. in 
II Olive, b, March 3, 1776, in Mansfield; m. Oliver Sabin, 
Jan. 2, 1800. They lived in Monson, and moved 
to Burlington, Otsego Co., N. Y., in 1801. In 1802 
they removed to Sherburne, N. Y., where they re- 
mained until 1825, then removed to Marshall, Oneida 
Co. At one time he kept a tavern at Forge Hollow. 
He d. June 5, 1846. She d. March 24, 1846. The 
family became Universalists early in the century 
and it is said adorned their faith by exemplary lives. 

Upham Genealogy. 135 

The family burial place is at "Hanover Green." 
For their posterity see note*. 
Ill Roxy, b. April 19, 1778, in Gardner; lived in Sher- 
191 IV Alson, b. May 27, 1780; m. Betsey Webber. He was 
called " Captain/' and lived in Sherburne, N. Y. 
V Abigail, d. young. 
VI Elijah, d. young. 
VII Polly, d. young. 
VIII Polly, d. young. 
IX Elijah, b. Aug. 30, 1792. 
X Orilla, b. Oct. 10, 1794; m. Nathan Church. They 

lived at Edmonston, N. Y. 
XI Lucy. 
XII Abigail, b. June 3, 1800; m. Hial Lee. They had a 
son Samuel. 

* Posterity of Olive Upham and Oliver Sabin, of Sherburne, and Mar- 
shall, N. Y. They had: 

1 Lucy Sabin, b. Oct. 17,1800; m. Seth Bass; d. Aug. 19, 1857. 

2 Alberto Sabin, b. ]\Iay 13, 1S02; d. March 11, 1B54. 

3 Horace Sabin, b. Nov. 30, 1803; d. March 9, 1805. 

4 Sylvanus Sabin, b. July 22, 1805; d. Aug. g, 1872. 

5 Statira Sabin, b. Oct. 29, 1806; m. Minor Button. 

6 Jerusha Sabin, b. July 21, 1808; m. Loring Hewitt. 

7 Almira Sabin, b. Jan. 26, 1810; m. June 3, 1834, Anson Titus, b. 

in Marshall. March 13, rSog, son of Billy and Judith (Heusted) 
Titus. They settled in Phelps, N. Y., in 1835. He was for near 
a half a century engaged in the manufacturing of plows and 
stoves, and was extensively known among the farmers of western 
New York. He d. Dec. 22, 1882, ge. 74. She d. Nov. 16, 1887. 
For their posterity see notef. 

8 Orilla Sabin, b. Nov. 28, 1811; d. August 21, i8r3. 

9 Betsey Sabin, b. Oct. 15, r8i3; m. Justin Hungerford. 

10 Stephen Decatur Sabin, b. June 15, 1816; d. Sept. 7, 1874. 

11 Oliver Perry Sabin, b. April 29, 1821; d. April 7, 1850. 

f Posterity of Almira Sabin and Anson Titus, of Phelps, N. Y. They 

1 Thomas Benton Titus, b. in Byron, N. Y., March 2, 1S35. Living 

at Clifton Springs, N. Y., 1889. 

2 Mary Juliet Titus, b. in Wolcott, N. Y., Sept. 13, 1837; d. May 2, 


3 Oliver Sabin Titus, b. May 13, 1S43, of Shortsville, N. Y., in 1889; 

m. Feb. 14, 1866, Frances M. Upham (Elijah*, Alson'', Samuel^ 
of Mansfield, and Monson, above). They had: 

A Fred Allyn Titus, b. Jan. 7, 1867. He was graduated at 

Clinton Liberal Institute, Fort Plain, 1887, and was in 1889 

a student at Cornell University. 

136 Upham Genealogy. 

87. Captain Samuel" Upham (SamueP, Samuel'', John^, 
Phineas', John'), of Montpelier, Vt., b. in Leicester, Mass., 1762; 
m. Patty Livermore (dau. of Jonas, of Leicester), who was b. 

1768, and was the mother of all his children; m. (2) Pike. 

He went to Washington Co., Vt., in 1802, when that region was 
almost a wilderness. He served in the Revolutionary army, and 
is mentioned on p. 990, vol. Ill, Vermont Hist. Magazine, as " Capt. 
Samuel Upham, Rev. pensioner,'^ &c. He d. at West Randolph, 
Vt. — at the home of his son — May 12, 1848, He and his wife 
Patty had — all born in Leicester: 

192 I William, b. Aug. 5, 1792; U. S. senator from Ver- 


193 n Samuel, b. 1793; m. Sally Hatch and lived at Mont- 

in Tamzen, b. 1797; d. ae, 20. 
IV Horace, b. 1799; was a student, and said to have died 

from the effects of too close application to his books 

when quite a young man. 

88. Jonathan*^ Upham (Jonathan', Samuel^ John^, PhineasS 
John'), of Brimfield and Holland, Mass., b. in Brimfield or Charl- 
ton, Feb. 27, 1759. (Holland is close to Sturbridge.) He m. 

B Stella M. Titus, b. March 22, 1871. Member of the class 
1S91, Clinton Liberal Institute. Two daus., d. young. 

4 Billy Titus, b. April 4, 1845; killed at Spottsylvania, Va., May 12, 


5 Anson Titus, b. June 21, 1847; m. Lucy T. Merrill, of New Glou- 

cester, Me. He was graduated at St. Lawrence University, N. 
Y., in 1872, and became a minister in the Universalist church. 
He has been pastor of the churches at Charlton, Mass., Wey- 
mouth and Amesbury, Mass., and in 18S8 was settled over the 
church at Towanda, Pa., where he was in i88g. June 19, 1889, 
he was called to be the historian and orator of the town of Phelps, 
at the celebration of its century of history. For many years Mr. 
Titus has been a student of American histor_v. He is a m.ember 
of the American Historical Association, a life member of the 
New England Hist, and Genealogical Society, a member of 
the Universalist Hist. So., and an honorary member of several 
State Hist. Societies. He has written and lectured upon histori- 
cal subjects, besides ably carrying forvvard the work of the vari- 
ous churches with which he has been connected. He has gath- 
ered many notes upon the Sabin and Titus families, which will 
doubtless be published before many )'ears. Thej' had: 

Anson Merrill Titus, b. 1875. 

Marian Lucy Titus, b. 18S0. 

6 Susan Olive Titus, b. May 5, 1849; ^- C. D. Carr, of Phelps, and 

was living there 1889. 

7 Albert Alberto Titus, b. Feb. 16, 1852; d. young. 

Upham Genealogy. 137 

Sarah Upham (their parents were cousins), who was b. Sept. 6, 1761, 
and d. Nov. 24, 1850; she was the dau. of Ezekiel Upham (No. 44), 
of Sturbridge (b. 1727) and his wife Rebecca. Jonathan Upham 
lived some years in Holland, the records of that town showing 
that four of his children were born there, the others probably born 
in Brimfield. He served in the Revolutionary war, being present 
at the surrender of Lord Cornwallis, and is favorably mentioned 
in the Hist, of Sturbridge; his family is also given in Hyde's Hist, 
of Brimfield; a pension was granted for his service in the Revo- 
lution; in his old age he went up to Westminster, Mass., and lived 
with his son Alvin, who had settled there; he died April 2, 1840. 
They had: 

I Rebecca, b. 1782; m. Ebenezer Lyon, Jr., of Holland, 

Jan. T,i, 181 1, and d. Oct., 1847. 
n Patty, b. Dec. 5, 1784; m. Raymond, and d. 

Feb. 18, 1859. 

194 HI Walter, b. April 25, 1787; m. Lucy Blodgett, of Brim- 

field, and d. 1836. 

IV Calvin, b. June 28, 1789; d. Oct. 14, 1797. 
V Bathsheba, b. June 27, 1791; m. William Webber, of 
Fiskdale, Mass., March 3, 1816, 

VI Sally, b. June 18, 1794, in Holland; m. Loring Web- 
ber, Nov. 25, 1813, both of Holland; she d. March, 

195 VII Erastus, b. Sept. i, 1796, in Holland; m. Harriet 

Smith, and lived in Fayetteville, N. Y., where he d. 

196 VIII Alvin, b. Aug. 2, 1799, in Holland; m. Sarah Derby, 

and lived in Westminster ; d. in Niles, Mich., in 
IX Diantha, b. May 4, 1802, in Holland; m. Hop- 
kins, and d. Feb. 7, 1850. 
X Horace, b. April 14, 1806 ; d. July 26, 1847. 

89. Ebenezer'^ Bowen Upham (Ebenezer% Samuel^, John^ 
Phineas", John'), of Oxford, Chenango Co., N. Y., b. in Leices- 
ter, Mass., 1759; m. Catherine Johnston, who d. in Eaton, Madi- 
son Co., N. Y., Nov. I, 185 1, as. 85. (Her father was Rev. Wil- 
liam Johnston, who moved to Albany Co., N. Y., before the Revo- 
lution, and by his wife Ann Cummings, had seven children : her 
grandfather was Dr. Alexander Cummings, formerly a surgeon in 
the British navy, who, with his wife Ann Withers, emigrated from 
England to Derry, N. H., and had 4 sons and 2 daus.) Ebenezer 

138 Upham Genealogy. 

Bo wen Upham was a Presbyterian minister, and d. in Oxford, N. 
Y., June 29, 1799, ae. 39 years. They had: 

197 I Ebenezer Phineas, b. Sept. 22, 1791, prob. in Oxford; 

was a doctor, and lived in Mayville, N. Y. 
II Electa; m. Rev. Giles Doolittle, and lived in Hudson, 
Ohio; he d. there, Sept. 22, 1842; they had 2 daus. 

III Nancy, b. June 7, 1796 ; m. Samuel Russell Sherrill, 

who was b. in Richmond, Mass., Feb. 22, 1794, and 
d. in Belvidere, 111. They had: Catherine Lucy ; 

Nancy Ann, who m. Gilbert, and was living 

in St. Paul, Minn., in 1888; Sarah Jane; and Henry 
Johnston Sherrill, who was b. in Lebanon, Madison 
Co., N. Y., April 24, 1824, a teacher, who m. Ava 
Jennie Briggs, at Forestville, N. Y., July 31, 1854, 
and (2) Alice Jennette Bentley, at Belvidere, 111., 
Dec. 23, 1873, and had: Willie Henry, Frank Allen, 
and Jennie Bentley. Nancy (Upham) Sherrill d. 
at Eaton, Madison Co., N. Y., Oct. 2, 1865. 

IV Catherine Lois, m. Rev. Reuben Willoughby, of Lit- 

tle Valley, N. Y. ; shed. Aug. 14, 1865; no children. 

90. Joshua' Upham (Ebenezer', Samuel'*, John", Phineas", 
John'), of Hamilton, and Elbridge, N. Y., b. in Leicester, Mass., 
Oct, 19, 1767; m. Lydia Chamberlain, of Colebrook, 1790, who 
was b. in Mass., Sept. 11, 1771, and d. Dec. 11, i860, in Clinton, 
Oneida Co., N. Y, He d. at the same place, Oct. 15, 1855, and 
both were buried there. They had: 
I Alvin. 
II Harriet; m. Joshua Robinson, of Battle Creek, Mich,, 

and d, 1883, ae. 86. 
HI Harmony; m. Zenas Nash, of Hamilton, N. Y. ; she 
d. about 1828. 

198 IV Hiram, b. 1802, in Hamilton; m. Delphia Nash, and 

lived in Le Roy, N. Y. 

V Caroline; m. Eleazar C. Pearl, of Clinton, N. Y,; she 

d. 1872. 
VI Elizabeth; m. Erastus Wheeler, of Hamilton; she d. 
Aug., 1868. 

199 VII Alonzo Sidney, b- June 9, 181 1, in Hamilton; m. Mary 

Monro, m. (2) Emily Louisa Munro; lived in Le 
Roy, N. Y., and was a member of the State Senate, 

200 VIII Cyrus Waite, b. March 27, 1815, in Hamilton; m. 

Sarah Jane Garlick, and lived in Elbridge and 
Auburn, N. Y, 

Upham Genealogy. I39 

91. James' Upham (Jacob^ Samuel, John^ Phineas-, John'), 
of Westminster, Vt., b. in Spencer, Mass., Oct. 26, 1760-61; m. 
Rhoda Spaulding, who wash, in Dunstable, Mass., June 22, 1764, 
and d. July 12, 1825. He was a Revolutionary soldier, enhsted 
when 16 years old, and served 3 years; he d. in Putney, Vt., March 
8, 1833. They had: . 

I James, b. Oct. 30, 1794, in Westminster; d, m Georgia, 
Sept. 20, 1829. 

201 II Lucius, b. May 9, 1798, in Westminster; d. in Cohoes, 

N. Y., 1872. 

202 III Jacob, b. May 4, 1806, in Westminster; d. m Cohoes, 

1859- . . 

203 IV WilHam, b. Jan. 11, 1810, at Westminster, was living 

in Cohoes, 1879. 

92. William" Upham (Iacob^ SamueP, John', Phineas', 
JohnO, of Westminster, and Weathersfield, Vt., b. in Spencer, 
Mass., Dec. 18, 1773; m. Sarah Gibson, Sept. 17, 1795, who was 
b. Feb. 13, 1774, and d. Oct. 21, 1852. He moved from Spencer 
to Vermont with his brother James, and d. Feb. 14, 185 1. They 


I Hubbard,b. July 23, 1796, in Putney; d. Sept. 27, 1826. 

II Esther, b. May 14, 1800, in Westminster. 

204 III Russell, b. Sept. 14, 1802, in Putney; m. Dipluma 

Orne, and lived in Charlestown, Mass. 

205 IV Charles, b. April 19, 1806; in Weathersfield; d. in 

Westminster, June 27, 1867. 

V Eliza, b. July 15, 1809, in Westminster. 

206 VI William Lewis, b. Sept. 8, 1812, in Putney; m. Jane 

Houghton, and Hved in Leominster, Mass. 
VII Sarah Adelaide, b. March 30, 1815. 

93. Nathan" Upham (EzekieP, Ezekiel*, John', Phineas', 
John'), of Sturbridge and Tyrington, Mass., b. Jan. 18, 1760; m. 
Nov. Ti, 1784, Rhoda Fisher, b. Nov. 26, 1761, of Needham, 
Mass He d. Dec i, 1828. She d. June 8, 1843. They had: 

207 I Chester, b. Feb. 19, 1786; m. Rhoda Hmman, and 

lived in Batavia, N. Y. 

208 II George, b. March 12, 1787; m. Eunice Hine, and lived 

in Monterey, Mass. 
Ill Rhoda A., b. April 9, 1792; ni. Nov. 25, 1813, Josiah 
Walker; she d. Sept. 30, 1868. 
/IV Lucy, b. March 21, 1795; m. Orson Shead; she d. 
^ Feb. 7, i860. 

V Cynthia, b. Sept. 22, 1796; d. unm., April i, 1825. 

I40 Upham Genealogy. 

VI Clarissa, b. Sept. 9, 1798; d. unm., Nov. 30, 1864. 

209 VII Nathan, b. Nov. 25, 1799; ^^"^^ Charity Bradburn and 

lived in Monterey, Mass, 
VIII Rebecca, b. Sept. 7, 1801; m. Austin Chapin, and (2) 
William Branning; she d. Feb. 14, 1874. 

94. Leonard^ Upham (Ezekiel^ EzekieP, John^ Phineas^, 
John^), of Brimfield, b. in Sturbridge, Feb. 12, 1767; m. Abigail 
Weld, of Charlton, June 12, 1788, who d. Feb. 16, 1832, 3e. 70. 
He d. Oct. 24, 1825. They had: 

I Child; d. Feb. 6, 1790. 

210 II Joshua, b. March 17, 1791; m. Anna HayAvood, and 

lived in Brimfield. 
Ill Lyman, b. Dec. 30, 1792; m. Elizabeth Ellis, Oct. 31, 
1822, who d. March 13, 1864, se. 65 yrs. 10 mos.; he 
d. Aug. 24, 1866. They had: Baxter Ellis, b. May 
I, 1824, d. Feb. I, 1844; Calvin L., b. Nov. 13, 

1829, d. June 21, 1861. 

211 IV William W., b. Feb. 20, 1796; m. Nancy Smith, and 

lived in Brimfield. 

V Ammarylla, b. March 9, 1798; m. Walter Shumway, 

March i, 1821; she d. Jan. 20, j866. 
VI Mariah, b. Dec. 21, 1799 ; m. Horace Allen, Nov. 16, 

1830, who d. Nov. 26, 1852; she d. Feb. 28, 1834. 

VII Abigail, b. Jan. 29, 1802; m. Otis McClintic, March 

14, 1826, who d. Oct. 13, 1830; she d. Sept. 24, 
VIII Leonard, b. Oct. 24, 1804 ; m. Susan Ellis, Nov. 16, 
183O;, who d. March 14, 185 1. They had: Caroline, 
Maria, Edwin, Elizabeth, Lyman and Ada. 

95. Jesse* Upham (John', Ezekiel', John', Phineas', John'), 
of Sturbridge, Mass., b. Nov. 26, 1768, in Brookfield, Mass.; m. 
Mary Pratt, of Brookfield, Jan. 27, 1795, who was b. April 17, 
1775, d. Nov. 21, 1837; he d. Sept. 9, 1838. They had : 

I Demaris, b. Nov. 4, 1795 ; d. May 6, 1796. 

212 II Hutchins Patten, b. Aug. 6, 1797, in Sturbridge; m. 

Susan Gill Pease, and d. in Worcester. 

213 HI John Wilder, b. Oct. 17, 1799, ^^ Sturbridge; m. 

Catherine Marcy, and lived in Sturbridge. 
ly Maria Rich, b. Aug. 6, 1802; m. March 27, 1831, 
Silas Marsh Freeman; she d. Feb. 7, 1869. 
V Sarah Colburn, b. Jan. 26, 1805; m. Melvin Allen; 
she was living 1889. 

VI Ruth, b. Nov. ir, 1806; d. Jan. 12, 1812. 

Upham Genealogy. 141 

214 VII Jesse, b. May 20, 1811 ; m. Content Ranger, and lived 
in Sturbridge. 
VIII Zerviah Alona, b. Dec. 12, 1815 ; m. Wyman Nichols, 
1837; she d. June 11, 1877. 

96. John^ Upham (John", EzekieP, John'^, Phineas', John'), of 
Spencer and Ware, Mass., b. Dec. 14, 1773, in Brookfield, Mass.; 
m. Patty Bines, who d. Jan. 5, 1842; he d. March 28, 1851. They 

I Demaris, b. July 25, 1797; m. John Holmes, of Lee, 

II Sophia, b. Aug. 6, 1799; m. Jesse Coomes, of Palmer, 

III John, b. July 31, i8or; m. Safrona Miller; moved to 

New York state. 

IV Mary, b. Dec. 16, 1804; m. E. Shaw, of Stafford, 


V Patty, b. Aug. 16, 1807 ; m. Aug. 4, 1828, Abner Gil- 

bert, who was b. in Leverett, Mass., April 6, 1802; 
she d. June 28, 1885. 
VI Nathaniel, b. Aug, 21, 18 10; m. Mary Ann Broad, at 
Springfield, Mass.; he d. at Leverett, Mass., Aug., 
1889. They had a son Edward, who removed with 
his mother to California. 

215 VII William, b. May 8, 1813, in Ware; m. Rebecca T. 

Devereaux; lived in Belchertown. 

97. Asa'' Upham (Asa^ Ezekiel*, John^, Phineas"\ John'), of 
Weathersfield, Vt., b. in Sturbridge, "Mass., Nov. 26, 1771; m. 

Achsah Newell, who d. Nov. 12, 1810. He m. (2) Betsey . 

He d. July 24, 1858, as. 87. They had: 

I Fanny, b. Dec. 3, 1797; d. April 6, 1822. 

II Cynthia, b- March 9, 1799. 

216 III George, b. Nov. 12, 1801; presumably in Weathers- 

field, where he m. and lived. 
IV Pluma, b. Feb. 6, 1810. 

V Clarinda, b. April 25, 1814. 
VI Sarah, b. Aug. 25, 1817. 

VII Ann, b. July i, 1821. 
VIII Frances G., b. May 12, 1823. 
IX Caroline, b. Jan. 6, 1825; m. Edwin A. Letchfield, of 
Weathersfield, Dec. 15, 185 1. 

142 Upham Genealogy. 

98. Ezekier Upham (Asa^ Ezekiel^ John^ Phineas^, John'), 
of Weathersfield, Vt., b. in Weathersfield, Feb. 17, 1778; m. Mary 
Wallis; he d. Sept. 29, 1804, in Weathersfield. They had: 

I Sylvester, b. Feb. 7, 1798; m. Phebe B. Sabin, and 
lived in Warren, Vt. , where he d. April 24, 1873. 
He was a justice of the peace for many years, also 
captain of the militia company at Warren, and was 
known as "Captain Upham." They had: Mary 
Ann, who d. 2e, 19; Diana, m. Edward R. Baker, 
and d. in Pittsfield, Vt.; Phebe Sabin, b. Dec. 21, 
1825, m. Sept. 18, 1850, in N. Y., Francis L. Cady, 
and lived in West Stafford, Conn., her children were 
Madama Frances Cady, living in Conn., Phebe 

Almeda Cady, m. Hobart Cady, and lives in 

Brattleboro, Vt, Myron, m. and living in Conn., 

Clara Cady, m. Fuller and living in California; 

Eunice, d. £e. 24. 
217 II Denslow, b. March 20, 1802; Hon. etc., m. Ada H. 

Richardson, and lived in Warren. 
Ill Eunice, b. May 30, 1803; m. Frederick T. Daley, a 
Methodist minister, who d. and left her with a large 
family of children ; she d. in Dubuque, Iowa, in 

99. Joshua^ Upham (William", Ezekiel", John^ Phineas^ 
John'), of Weathersfield, Vt., b. in Charlestown, N. H., July 19, 
1771 ; m. Thirza Tarbell, who d. April 10, 1803; he m. (2) Dec 
29, 1803, widow Phebe (Graves) Chamberlain, who was b, in 
Leominster, Mass., March 25, 1775, went to Weathersfield in 
1794, where she m. Chancy Chamberlain, who d. and left her a 
widow; she d. in Perkinsville, Vt., Aug. 22, 1862, in her 88th year. 
In the boyhood of Joshua Upham there were no schools in that 
part of Vermont, and he was taught to write by his father, on a 
piece of birch bark, as there was no paper to be had for the pur- 
pose ; he was mostly self taught, but acquired a good education 
for his time and place. His father settled in Weathersfield the 
year after Joshua's birth, and his life was passed there ; and where 
he was considered one of Weathersfield's ablest men; he was town 
clerk for 20 years, and held public places of various kinds for 40 
years; in religion he was a Baptist in sentiment, though not a mem- 
ber of any church. His wife Phebe was an able and well-edu- 
cated woman; she was a member of the Baptist church at 
Perkinsville for more than 60 years. He d. Feb. 13, 1849, in his 
78th year. He had by wife Thirza: 

Upham Genealogy, 143 

I Patty, b. March 21, 1795 5 ^^'^' Thaddeus Bowman, 

Jan. 23, 1817. 
II Mary, b. Oct. 24, 1796; m. Seth Washburn, of Spring- 
field, Vt., Dec, 1820, and d. in New York city, 
Aug. 8, 1832; she had a son who d. in California, 
leaving no heirs. 

III William, b. Aug. 23, 1799; ^- ^^"^ Freehold, N. J., about 

1846-7; was never m. 

IV Hiram, b. March 24, 1802; lived first in New Jersey, 

then moved to Iowa, and d. April, 1855 ; was never 
By wife Phebe Graves: 

V Maria, b. Sept. 13, 1804; living 1888, unm. ; was 
thrown from a carriage when young, the effects of 
which lasted through the rest of her life ; for many 
years a member of the Baptist church at Perkins- 
VI Drusilla, b. May 24, 1806; living unm., in 1888, and 
had a remarkable memory for all the important 
events in the history of this country; also a member 
of the Baptist church at Perkinsville for a great 
many years. 

218 VII Don Alonzo Joshua, b. May 31, 1809; grad. of Union 

College, 1830; admitted to the bar in Baltimore, 
1834; practiced law in Wilmington, Del.; moved to 
Milwaukee, Wis., 1837, where he was prominent in 
public affairs and in his profession ; was mayor of 
Milwaukee, 1849-50, and d. there 1877. 
VIII Fanny Josephine, b. Jan. 11, 1813; m. Dr. Nathaniel 
Tolles, of Claremont, N. H., Dec. 8, 1831, and d. 
Feb. 26, 1833; no children. 

219 IX Francis Luther, b. Feb. 9, 1815; m. Drusilla Watkins 

Atwood, and lived in Weathersfield. 

100. Caleb^ Upham (William', Ezekiel^ John^ Phineas'^ 
John'), of Weathersfield, Vt., b. there Feb. 8, 1775; m. Polly 
Glazier, Dec. 16, 1799. ^^ ^^^ ^ farm of 200 acres given him 
by his father. He was a stock-raiser and wool-grower, also owned 
a dairy. He d. Jan. 9, 1857. They had: 

I Hannah Stearns, b. April 12, 1801; m. Warren Good- 
now, Dec. 28, 1838; she d. May 18, 1874. 

II Alfred Wood, b. Oct. 25, 1802; m. Sept. 8, 1834, the 

only child of Jabez Bullock, a merchant of Wick- 
ford, R. I.; she d. Oct., 1838. He was in early life 

144 Upham Genealogy. 

a school teacher in New York city, and afterward 
kept an academy in Vermont, later in mercantile 
business in Boston. They had an only child, Jabez 
Bullock, b. March 23, 1836, who, in 1861, was in 
mercantile business in New York city. 

III Elizabeth Mary, b. June 5, 1805; m. Jan. 3, 1838, 

Hon. Sylvester Gardner Sherman, justice of the 
Supreme Court of R. I., who d. Jan. 3, 1868. 
They had ' 

A Sumner Upham Sherman, who was graduated 
at Brown University, Providence, R. I., and 
was in service during the war of the Rebellion, 
as captain in the 4th R. I. Inf. In 1889 he 
was rector of the Episcopal church at 
Jamaica Plains, Mass. 
B William Dennis Upham Sherman. In 1889 he 
was rector of the Episcopal church at Cham- 
plain, N. Y. 

IV Caleb Anderson, b. March 21, 1808; d. April 4, 1830, 


220 V William Dennis, b. Feb. 13, 1810; m. Lucy McKenzie 

Spink. He was a Baptist minister at Townshend, Vt. 

221 VI Joseph, b. Jan. 25, 1812; m. Fannie A. Stevens. He 

served in the army in the war of the Rebellion, and 
was living at Ascutneyville, Vt,, 1889. 
VII Sumner, b. Dec 27, 1815; d. July 7, 1838, unm. 

222 VIII Lyman, b. Aug. 3, 1818; m. Mary E. Sweet; living 

at Providence, R. I., 1889. 

lOI. Barak^ Upham (William^ Ezekiel^ John^, Phineas^ 
John'), of Weathersfield, Vt., b. there 1782; m. Abigail Bemis; 
he lived in Weathersfield until a few years before his death, when 
he went to live with his daughter, Mrs. Washburn, in London- 
derry, Vt., where he d. about 1868, ae. 87. They had : 
I Elizabeth, b. Oct. 2, 1804. 
II Amos, b. April 13, 1806; of Rochester, Vt. 

223 III Lucius H., b. June 7, 1808; m. Debora Clayton, and 

lived in Delta, Fulton Co., Ohio. 
IV Walter Raleigh, b. March 28, 1810; lived in Middle- 
bury, Summit Co., Ohio. 
V Sarah A.; m. Alphonso G. Washburne, of London- 
derry, Windsor Co., Vt., Oct. 20, 1833. 

224 VI Harrison; m PhilenaOlds; lived in Bennington, Vt. 

Upham Genealogy. 145 

102. Isaac' Upham (Isaac', Ezekiel', John', Phineas', John'), 
of Sturbridge, Mass., b. there, March 2, 1772; m. Hannah Sumner, 
about 1798, who d. 1815; he d. 1850, at the home of his son By- 
ron. They had: 

I Nancy, b. Oct. 14, 1799. 

225 II John Johnson, b. Sept. 9, 1801; m. Betsey Sabin, of 

Charlton, and lived in Sturbridge. 

III Harriet, b. May 11, 1803; d. prob. Sept. 20, 1804. 

IV Hannah, b. Sept. 4, 1804; d. prob. Sept. 4, 1804. 

V Polly, b. April 20, 1806. 

VI Increase, b, Sept. 7, 1807; d. June 6, 1808. 

226 VII Byron M., b. April 25, 1809, in Sturbridge; lives near 

Cooperstown, N. Y. 

227 VIII Otis Newman, b. June i, 181 1; m. Caroline Goodall, 

and lived in Southbridge. 
IX Lement, b. Aug. 31, 1813; d. ae. about 16. 

103. Jacob^ Upham (Nathaniel', Ezekiel^ John', Phineas', 
John'), of Sturbridge, Mass., b. there, Feb. 7, 1786; m. Lucy 
Nichols in 1813, who d. March 15, 1859 ; he succeeded to the 
estate of his grandfather, and had the title of major; d. March 
22, 1858. They had: 

I Estes, b. Aug. 27, 1814; d. Sept. 26, 1853, unm. 

228 II Nathaniel, b. Oct. 22, 1816; m. Betsey Bullard, and in 

1888 was living on the original estate in Sturbridge. 

229 HI William H., b. May 3, 1818; m. Lucy Maria Lane, 

and lived in Fiskdale, Mass., where he d. 1881. 

230 IV Alonzo, b. July 31, 1821; m. Martha Susan Walker, 

and lived in East Brookfield. 

V Lucy Ann, b. Oct. 30, 1826; m. Benjamin C. Weld. 
VI Jacob, Jr., first; d. infant. 

VII Jacob, Jr., second; d. infant. 

104. Nathan« Upham (Thomas', Thomas', Thomas^ Phin- 
eas', John'), of Weston, b. there June 20, 1773; m. Lydia Dix, of 
Waltham, Nov. 22, 1798. He was 2 years in Waltham, engaged 
in the manufacture of paper, then returned to the family home- 
stead in the S. E. part of Weston, where he continued the re- 
mainder of his life. He d. June 16, 1812. She d. in Framing- 
ham, Aug. 18, 1872. They had: 

I Amos, b. June 18, 1800, in Waltham; m. Elmira Hobbs, 
of Weston, March, 1825; had no children; lived in 

146 Upham Genealogy. 

231 II Charles, b, Nov. 9, 1801, in Waltham ; m. Elizabeth 

Curtis, of Boston, and lived in Framingham; was in 
business in Boston. 

232 III Nathan, b. April 27, 1804, in Weston; m. Mary R. 

Bradlee, of Boston, and lived in Fitchburg. 

IV Eliza Dix, b. June 10, 1808, in Weston; m. Joseph 
Curtis, of Boston. They had: Eliza Amelia Curtis, 
b. 1834, d. 1845; Amelia Upham Curtis, b. 1837; 
Joseph Henry Curtis, b. 1841. Eliza Dix m. (2) 
Oct. 8, 1845, Phineas Upham, town clerk at Wal- 
tham, son of Phineas^ (No. iii), of Weston. 

V Thomas, b. Aug. 14, 181 1; m. Clarissa Ellen wood, of 
Boston, and lived in Brighton; was in business in 
Boston. They had: Thomas Ellen wood, b. March 
4, 1847, grad. Harvard, 1868; d. 1884. 

105. Jonathan* Upham (Thomas^ Thomas*, Thomas^ 
Phineas', John^), of Weston, Mass., b. there, Jan. 4, 1776; m. 
Mehitable Whiting, of Dover, Mass., Oct. 10, 1804, who was b. 
Dec. 12, 1784, and d- Nov. 10, 1864. His dau. (Mrs. Smith) said 
of him: "A few years before his death he moved to Dover, Mass., 
and was largely instruuT^ntal in gathering a church (Orthodox) 
there, and in building a house of worship. * * * He was a 
very even tempered man, though told his children that in his 
youth he had been quite the reverse, but had determined that if 
he could not control others, he would at least endeavor to control 
himself." He d. May 25, 1839. They had: 

I Sarah Mehitable, b. Nov. 5, 1805; m. Adolphus Smith, 
June 23, 1824, who was b. Feb. 20, 1798; he was 
deputy sheriff of Newton and coroner of Middlesex 
Co. for about 20 years, and d. Jan. 6, 1879, se. 81. 
They had: Jonathan Upham Smith, b. June 4, 1825, 
never married; Martha Smith, b. June 19, 1834, 
and d. May 20, 1869, unm. This family were all 
members of the 2d Congregational Church at West 
II Walter Whiting, b. June 15, 1809 ; m. Martha Fitz- 
gerald Wyman, of Boston, Sept. 3, 1837, who d. 
Sept. 8, 1859, £e. 53; he m. (2) Nannette Hobbs, of 
Boston, July 3, 1861. 

106. Ephraim*' Upham (Thomas', Thomas^ Thomas^, 
Phineas'', John'), of Montague, Mass., and Bow, N. H., b. Nov. 
3, 1798; m. Hannah Cushman ; m. (2) Widow Hannah (Story) 

Upham Genealogv". 147 

Noyes, Sept. 16, 1816. He was "Captain," and d. March 29, 
1844. They had: 

I Sally, b. Feb. 3, 1806; m, Ira Poor, 1825; m. (2) 

Alanson Wood, July 10, 1866; she d. Sept. 7, 1886. 

II Ephraim, b. Aug. 25, 1807 ; died leaving no posterity. 

Ill Martha, b. May 31, 1809; m. Farnham; living 

in Manchester, N. H., 1889. 
233 IV Thomas, b. March 28, 1811; m. Asenath G. Robert- 
son, and lived in Concord, N, H. 
V Jonathan, b. Feb. 2, 1813; d. at Hookset, N. H., 
unm., Oct. 24, 1840. 
VI Amos, b. May 10, 1815; unm. 

VII Mary A., b. July 7, 181 7; m. Nov. 7, 1839, John 
VIII Charlotte, b. Feb. 10, 1827; m. Dec. 31, 1848, John 

107. Abijah*^ Upham (Abijah', Abijah^ Thomas^ Phineas% 
John'), of Canton, Mass., b. there May 17, 1752; m. Rebecca 
Gill, of Stoughton. They had: 

I Polly, b. 1777 ; m. Lemuel Tucker. They had: 

A Abijah Tucker, who went west, and was 

B Frank Tucker; m. Hoyt. 

C Mary Ann Tucker; m. Chandler, of New 

Hampshire ; they had Hon. William E. 
Chandler, U. S. senator from Vermont, who 
was sect, of the navy from April i, 1882, to 
March 6, 1885, during the administration of 
President Arthur. 
D Caroline Tucker; m. George Downs. After 
the death of her husband she lived in Bos- 
ton. Her son was proprietor of the salt 
works at Boston. 
E Lemuel Tucker. 
F Betsey Tucker. 
G John Tucker. 
H Margaret Tucker. 
II Rebecca, b. Nov. 2, 1779; m. Friend Crane, of Can- 
ton, who was b. Sept. 27, 1775, and d. March, 1845; 
she d. about 1826. They had: 

A Elisha Crane, b. July 29, 1798; m. Eliza 
Capen ; m. (2) Lucy Ann Upham; he d. 
about 1840. 

148 Upham Genealogy. 

B Clara Crane; b. March 5, 1802; m. Jeptha 

Crane; she d. Jan. 23, 1872. 
C Sarah Houghton Crane, b. Aug. 3, 1805; m. 

Luther Hewitt, of Bedford, N. Y. 
D Julia Crane, b. May 5, 1807 ; m. EdAvin Went- 

worth, Feb. 19, 1827. 
E Maria Crane, b, Oct. 17, 1809. 
F Rebecca Crane, b. June 24, t8ii ; d. unm. 
G Friend C. Crane, b. Sept. 3, 1813; d. x\pril 5, 

H Susan Crane, b. July 24, 1817; d. unm. 

234 III Abijah, b. Jan. 7, 1782; m. Ruth Hawes, of Stough- 

ton. They went to Lincoln ville, Me., and after- 
ward lived at Readville, Me. 

235 IV Enos, b. Feb. 8, 1784; m. Sarah Tilden ; lived at 

Dedham, Mass. 

236 V Charles, b. Jan. 25, 1786; m. Polly Tilden. 

108. Amos^ Upham (Abijah', Abijah^ Thomas^ Phineas^ 
John'), of Newbury, Ohio, b. in Canton or Stoughton, Mass., 
about 1753; m. Lucy Hewitt, 1787, and was first in the lumber 
business in Boston, then moved to Newbury, Ohio.* They had: 

237 I Amos, b. 1787, in Canton or Stoughton; m. Margaret 

Tucker, and moved to Newbury, Ohio, about 181 8. 
H Phineas, b. 1790. 
HI Joel, b. 1793; m. Mrs. Bussy, of Dorchester, Mass., 

1818 ; d. about 1830. 
IV Eliza, b. 1795; m. Jonathan Stone, both of Canton, 
about 1830; left a son William, who d. in Boston. 
V Lucy, m. Pelatiah Adams, and went to Ohio. 

109. Jonathan® Upham (Abijah", Abijah*, Thomas^ Phineas^ 
John'), of Canton or Stoughton, Mass., b. there Oct. 5, 1767; 
m. Hannah Snell, in West Bridgewater, Mass., Feb. 5, 1799, who 
was b. in West Bridgewater, Jan. 7, 1775, ^^''^ ^- ^^ Stoughton, 
Aug. II, 1855. ^^^ d. in Canton, July 11, 1826. They had: 

I Eveline Snell, b. Nov. 30, 1800; m. Barney Morse, 
who d., and she m. (2) Charles Shepard. Had : 
Otis B. Morse, b. Aug. 27, 1823; Hannah Shepard, 
b. March 14, 1834; Samuella Augusta Shepard, b. 
April I, 1838, d.; Almira Celena Shepard, b. April 
10, 1841. 

*His grandson, William T. Upham, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, says his 
grandfather, Amos Upham, was a captain in the Revolutionary war, and 
afterward kept a store in Boston, just below Bunker Hill. 

Upham Genealogy. 149 

238 II Josiah Snell, b. Nov. 21, 1802; m. Emeline Bingham; 

lived many years in France; d. in Stoughton, 1848. 

III Rozilla Fenno, b. Dec. 26, 1805 ; m. Samuel Shepard 

Stetson, 1827, who was b. Oct. 6, 1802, and d. Oct. 
2, 1842. They had: Elizabeth Jane Stetson, b. Nov. 
8, 1828, a teacher in Boston; Laura Ann Stetson, b. 
Aug. 8, 1 83 1, m. Warren Cobb Stetson, of East 
Sharon; Ellen Rebecca Stetson, b. Oct. 17, 1838, 
m. Richard Ames Robinson, and had: Josiah Clar- 
ence Robinson and Alice Rosabel Robinson; Amasa 
Shepard, b. Sept. i, 1841, d. 1843 ; Amasa Alonzo 
Jonathan Stetson, b. Oct. 6, 1845; Adelaide Han- 
nah Stetson, b. July 24, 1848, d. 1853. 

IV Elizabeth Spring," b.' Feb. 6, 1811 ; m. Albron Rich- 

ardson, and had: Mary Elizabeth Richardson, b. 
June II, 1827, who m. Charles Dun, of Taunton; 
Hannah Eveline Richardson, b. Jan. 13, 1840, m, 
William Warren, of Boston, who d. in the army, 
leaving Frances Elizabeth Warren, who d. 

110. Nathan' Upham (Abijah', Abijah^ Thomas^ Phineas"', 
John'), of Pennsylvania, b. in Canton or Stoughton, Mass., after 
1767; m. Susan Tilden, and went to Pennsylvania in 1817. They 

I Naomi, who m. George Hill. 
II Sally. 

III Susan. 

IV Clarissa. 
V Eliza. 

VI Rosianna. 
VII Nathan. 
VIII George. 

111. Phineas*^ Upham (Phineas^ Abijah'*, Thomas^ Phineas-, 
John'), of Weston, Mass., b. there, March 8, 1773; m. Sarah 
Townsend, 1802, and d. July 25, 1805. They had: 

I Sarah, b. 1803; d. 1829, unm. 

II Phineas, b. 1805 ; m. EHza Dix Upham, 1845, ^^^^ 
widow of Joseph Curtis, of Boston, and dau. of Na- 
than Upham, of Weston (No. 104). Phineas Upham 
was in mercantile business, and was town clerk at 
Waltham; he d. there, 1868-9. 

112. Abijah' Upham (Phineas% Abijah^ Thomas^ Phineas^ 
John'), of Weston, Mass., b. Dec. 26, 1777; m. Betsey Sander- 

150 Upham Genealogy. 

son, who d. Oct. 19, 1871, se. 88 years and 6 mos. He was a 

farmer, and d. June, 1872. They had : 

I Elizabeth, b. March 11, 1801; m. May 28, 1822, Charles 
Morse (son of Capt. Beniah and wife Sarah [Stevens] 
Morse), b. June 21, 1791; d. Feb. i, 1847; she d. 
March 20, 1847. They had: 

1 Charles Morse, b. May 15, 1823; m. Dec. 30, 

1 85 7, Lucy Pierce (dau. of Ephraim and 
Lucy [Goodhue] Pierce), of Natick, Mass.; 
living in Weston, 1890. 

2 Sarah Elizabeth Morse, b. March 23, 1825; d. 

Aug. 10, 1843, unm. 

3 Alfred Morse, b. Dec. 21, 1826; living in 

Weston, 1890. 

4 Lydia Upham Morse, b. Oct. 27, 1828; m. 

Sept. 8, 1856, Henry Jackson White (son of 
Capt. Saul and Julia Maria [Warren] White, 
of Taunton, Mass.); living in Weston, 1890. 

5 Beniah Morse, b. Nov. 17, 1830; living in 

Weston, 1890. 

6 Harriet Louisa Morse, b. Oct. 31, 1832; liv- 

ing in Weston, 1890. 

7 Phebe Sophia Morse, b. June 4, 1834; m. Dec. 

24, 1863, George Keith Daniell (son of George 
Keith Daniell and wife Hannah Adams [Fisk], 
of Boston; she d. at Wellesley Hills, Mass., 

8 Matilda Morse, b. July 14, 1836 ; m. Sept. 23, 

187 1, George Keith Daniell, of Wellesley 
Hills; he d. Jan. 2, 1890; she was living in 
Wellesley Hills, 1890. 

9 Abijah A. Morse, b. April 12, 1839; m. Oct. 

11, 1865, Melvina Goodwin (dau. of Clement 
and Patience [Hobbs] Goodwin, of Wells, 
Me.), b. in Wells, Oct. 24, 1845; living in 
Weston, 1890. 

ID Willard W. Morse, b. Dec. 22, 1840; m. Nov. 

12, 187 1, in Waltham, Charlotte Elizabeth 
Jennings (dau. of Levi and Charlotte E. 
Jennings), of Weston; living in Waltham, 

II Franklin Morse, b. June 17, 1842; living in 
Weston, 1890. 

Upham Genealogy. 151 

239 II Joel, b. Jan. iS, 1803, in Weston; m. Mary A. Rob- 

erts; lived in Weston. 

240 III Myrick, b. Feb. 22, 1805, in Weston; m. Mary Pierce, 

who d. ; m. (2) Elizabeth T. Emerson; lived in 
IV Harriet, b. Feb. 2, 1807; d. 1845, iinm. 

241 V Abijah, b. Oct. 31, 1808; m. Frances Wood; lived in 

Tewksbury, Mass. 

242 VI Luther S., b. Oct. 23, 1810; m. Isabella Leaverus; 

lived in Weston. 

243 VII George, b. Oct. 8, 18 13; m. Mary Jones; lived in 


244 VIII Nathan, b. Sept. 23, 1815; m. Amanda Holbrook; 

lived in Weston. 
IX Louisa, b. Sept. 6, 181 7, in Weston; m. June 30, 1841, 
Benjamin Washington Roberts (son of William and 
Margaret, of Boston), b. in Boston, July 27, 1816; 
she d. Dec. 18, 1886. He was a member of the 
Baptist church and a teacher in the Cambridge 
High School; living at Cambridgeport in 1890. 
They had: 

1 Sarah Louisa Roberts, b. in Needham, Mass., 

Jan. 6, 1845; m. James Greenwood Harris 
(son of James Watson Harris and Elizabeth 
[Nevens] Harris), Dec. 31, 1872; living in 
Cambridge, 1890. 

2 Georgie Maria Roberts, b. in Webster, Mass., 

Nov. 19, 1847; n"!- John Edwin Barbour, 
Oct. 26, 1869 (son of John Nathaniel and 
Susan [Sargent] Barbour). He died in 
Mobile, Alabama, Jan. 30, 187 1. She m. 
(2) Frank Walter Jewett, at Cambridge, Dec. 
17, 1874 (son of Samuel Albert and Dora 
[Pearson] Jewett); living at Jewett's Mills, 
Wis., 1890. 

3 Frederic William Roberts, b. in Cambridge, 

Nov. 19, 1854; d. in Cambridge, Sept. 14, 

4 Benjamin Allston Roberts, b. in Cambridge, 

Aug. 7, 1857; d. at Cambridge, July 2, 1864. 

5 Arthur Wellington Roberts, b. in Cambridge, 

Sept. 25, 1859; m. Bertha Briggs, at Cam- 
bridge, Aug. 20, 1884 (dau. of Walter D. 

152 Upham Genealogy. 

and Sarah Briggs) ; she d. in Cincinnati, O., 
Oct. 21, 1884. He m. (2) Mary Lawrence 
Folger, at Cambridge, Sept. 2, 1886 (dan. of 
George Rowland and Mary Ann Folger) ; 
living at Wayne, Delaware Co., Pa., 1890. 
X Sophia, b. Feb. 23, 1820; d. Sept. 26, 1845; she m,, 
Aug. 10, 1843, in Weston, Elbridge Smith, b. in 
East Sudbury (Wayland), Mass., Feb. 14, 1818, son 
of Josiah Smith, of East Sudbury, and Elizabeth 
Jones, of Framingham, Mass. He was a teacher in 
Cambridge High School, and a member of the Bap- 
tist church. They had: Mary Ann Bigelow Smith, 
b. in Providence, R. I., May 12, 1844; m. Nov. 23, 
1864, Martin Luther Leonard, son of Rev. Silas 
Leonard, and Sarah Maria (Smith), of Kingston, 
R. I. 
XI Sarah Sanderson, b. Jan. 30, 1822; m. May 26, 1846, 
in Worcester, Mass., Elbridge Smith, the former 
husband of her sister Sophia, as shown above. 
They had: 

1 Harriet Sophia Smith, b. in Worcester, Mass., 

May 9, 1847; d. Feb. 10, 1849. 

2 Josephine Melinia Smith, b. in Cambridgeport, 

Mass., April 12, 1849; m. May 13, 1874, 
Alfred Loring Barbour, son of John Nathaniel 
and Susan (Sargent) Barbour, of Boston; 
living in West Newton, Mass., 1890. 

3 Elbridge Wellington Smith, b. in Cambridge- 

port, April 9, 185 1 ; d. unm., Dec. 29, 1888. 

4 Edward Ephraim Smith, b. in Cambridgeport, 

Dec. 8, 1853; m. July 6, 1876, Anna Willis 
Pratt, dau. of Charles O. and Anna Elizabeth 
(Jones) Pratt; living in Dorchester, Mass., 

5 Emma Louisa Smith, b. in Norwich, Conn., 

May 12, 1858; m. June 12, 1879, Edward 
Farrington Pear, son of Edward Whittemore 
and Adelaide (Farrington) Pear, of Boston, 
Mass.; living in Dorchester, Mass., 1890. 

6 George Benjamin Smith, b. in Norwich, Conn., 

Sept. 25, 186 1 ; m. May 30, 1888, Carrie 
Louisa Macfarlane, dau. of Duncan Macfar- 
lane, of Glasgow, Scotland, and Caroline 

Upham Genealogy. 153 

Amelia Fackrell, of Montreal, Canada; liv- 
ing in Dorchester, Mass., 1890. 
7 Sophia Alden Smith, b. in Norwich Conn., 
March 14, 1865 ; living in Dorchester, Mass., 

245 XII Marshall Lafayette, b. July 28, 1824; m. Mrs. Anna 

Maria (White) Jones, and lived in Weston. 

113. John' Myrick Upham (Phineas', Abijah^ Thomas', 
Phineas^ John'), of Newton, Mass.,b. in Weston, Mass., Aug. 25, 
1786; m. Ann Corey, of Brookline, Mass., 1816; he d. about 
1845. They had: 

I Elizabeth Ann, b. March 10, 181 7; m. March, 1840, 
John U. Kingsbury, of Brookline. They had : 
Frances Ellen, Albert Dexter, John Myrick and 
Silas Edward. 

246 II Edward, b. Dec. 23, 1818 ; living at West Newton, 

Mass., in 1889 ; engaged in business in Bos- 

114. Amos' Upham (Phineas', Abijah*, Thomas^ Phineas', 
John'), of Dorchester, Mass., b. in Weston, Mass., March 11, 
1789; m. Abigail Humphreys, 1819, who was the dau. of Dea. 
Humphreys, of Dorchester, and was b. Jan. 24, 1789; she d. in 
Dorchester, Dec. 19, 1878. He went from Weston to Dorchester 
in 181 7 and lived there until his death, Jan. 25, 1872. They 

247 I James Humphreys, b. Sept. 25, 1820, in Dorchester; 

m. Mary Bird, of Dorchester, and has been a promi- 
nent citizen of Dorchester for many years. 

248 II Charles Amos, b. March 10, 1822, in Dorchester; m. 

Eliza Ann Kelton, and for many years in the car- 
riage business in Dorchester. 

III Abigail Humphreys, b. Nov. 17, 1824; d. April 2, 


IV Amos, b. July 8, 1831 ; d. Jan. 18, 1863. 

115. Isaac' Upham (Jabez', Josiah*, Thomas', Phineas', 
John'), of Union, Me., b. June 3, 1779, in Athol, Mass.; m. July 
8, 1807, at Appleton, Knox Co., Me., Eliza Keene, b. in Kinder- 
hook, N. Y., June 12, 1789; her mother was the dau. of Col. 
Gardner, a wealthy merchant and ship-owner of New York, who 
suffered heavy losses during the Revolution owing to the capture 
of his ships by the British. Isaac Upham followed the sea in 
early life, going on long voyages to the East Indies; in later life 


154 Upham Genealogy. 

he was a farmer. He was a member of the Methodist church, 
and in politics a Whig. They had (all b. in Union): 

249 I Jabez, b. May 18, 1808; m. Lydia A. McFarland; 

living at Moore^s Station, Butte Co., Cal. 
II Caleb G., b. March 19, 1810; d. before t86o. He 
had 4 children, but one of whom was living, 1889. 

250 III Benjamin Prince, b. Dec, 25, 181 1 ; m. Julia Hodg- 

kins, and (2) Harriet E. Overlook; lived at South 
Liberty, Me. 
IV Simeon, b. Oct. 23, 1814; d. Jan. 17, 1833. 
V Eleanor, b. Oct. 17, 1816; m. a brother of Julia Hodg- 
kins, wife of Benj. P. Upham ; she d. leaving one 

251 VI John, b. Dec. 13, 1818; d. about 1887. 

VII Charles Augustus, b. May 4, 182 1. He went to Cali- 
fornia, 1852, and was living in Wyandotte, Butte 
Co., Cal., 1 89 1, at which time his wife and children 
were nil dead, one grandson, Lincoln Upham, being 
his on'y living descendant. 
VIII Samuel B., b. July 20, 1824; d. Oct. 7, 1826. 
IX Maria A., b. June 27, 1827; m. Jacob Mansfield, 
and in 10^9 was living at Wyandotte, Butte Co., 
X Eliza F., b. Oct. 8, 1830; m. Reuben Benner, and in 
1889 was living at Rockland, Me. 

116. Captain John*^ Upham (Jabez^ Josiah'', Thomas^ 
Phineas", John^), of Bristol, Me., b. there 1781 ; m. Sarah, the 
dau. of Arunah Weston, who d. Jan. 3, 1819, ?e. ^8; he m. (2) 
Martha Martin. He was a sea captain and commanded the brig 
"Mary," of Philadelphia, for fourteen years; was in Boston har- 
bor during the memorable gale of Sept., 18 15, on which occasion 
many vessels went ashore, and the " Mary " was only saved by 
cutting away her masts. After retiring from the sea, he was for a 
time employed in the superintendence of vessels undergoing re- 
pairs, and being fitted for sea, in which he continued until he was 
appointed, under Gen. Jackson's administration, as keeper of the 
light-house on what was then known as " Hendric Head," a part 
of Booth Bay, on the coast of Maine, since the Pemaquid Light- 
House; here he remained until his death, Nov., 1837, at the age 
of 57. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, and was by 
repute a competent mariner, a man of great mental and physical 
activity and keen perception, of sound judgment, and ever true to 
the trust committed to his charge. One who had known him said: 

Upham Genealogy. 155 

" He was unobtrusive in manner, still one who was called to lead 
by those with whom he was associated." He had (by first wife): 
I Hannah, b. Aug. 5, 1805; m. George Lissner, and 
lived in Washington, Me. They had: Lydia, b. 
Dec. 14, 1825 ; Eliphaz, b. Aug. 14, 1827 (had sons 
William and George Forest); Mary, b. June 27, 
1843, who m. Timothy Kimball, and had Nittie and 

252 H John, b. Oct. 27, 1806; sea captain; d. at sea, i860. 

253 HI Eliphaz Weston, b. March 22, 1808; living in Nashua, 

N. H., 1889. 

IV Hiram, b. Jan. 5, 1810; m. Jane Cannon, and had 
Wellington, who was master of a ship in the Liver- 
pool trade, and Eleanor, who m. Augustus Erwin. 
Hiram m. (2) Sarah Stetson, of Bremen, Me., and 
they had: Sarah Jane, b- April 6, 1846, unm.; Lucy 
S., b. Oct. 28, 1850, m. Frank Thompson, and had 
(living in Sept., 1888), Arvilla, se. 15, Frank, 3e. 12, 
and Grace. Hiram died previous to 1888 ; his wife, 
Sarah Stetson, d. April 26, i860. 
V Sarah Maria, b. Dec. 18, 181 1; m. Howell Matson, of 
Boston, who was in business there until he retired 
on account of age; she d. there. They had: Caro- 
line Augusta Matson, b. /Vug. 7, 1842, who m. Nel- 
son James Innes, and had a son, Nelson James 
Innes, b. March 11, 1862 (he has son Albert, b. 
July 21, 1884), connected with the Boston Herald 
in 1888; Sarah Maria Matson, b. Oct. 5, 1845, d. 
unm., Nov. 24, 1867 ; Eveline Dora Matson, b. Aug. 
30, 1847, '^- Johii H. Dusscaso, and have Mabel and 
Sarah Dusscaso ; William Frederick Matson, b. 
1852, d. young. 

VI Selena Keen, b. Feb. i, 1814; m. William W.Clark, 
Dec. 13, 1846, who was for a time cashier and pay- 
master, and later a partner in the marble works of 
Wentworth & Co., Boston, where he continued till 
his death, Aug. 29, 1866, in his 53d year. They 
had: Almigra K. Clark, b. in Charlestown, Mass., 
April 23, 1848, who m. Andrew J. Tuck, Jan. 11, 
1875, and had William J. Tuck, b. in Nashua, N. 
H., May 8, 1874. 

254 VII Simeon, b. March 24, 18 16; m. Mary P. Wonson, of 

Gloucester, Mass., and lived there. 

156 Upham Genealogy. 

VIII Twins; one of whom d. Dec. 25, 1818, the other Feb. 
IX 15, 1819. 
Capt. John had by second wife: 

X Nelson, who was living at Falmouth, Mass., 1888; he 
m. Sarah Martin, and had: George, Deborah, Or- 
lando, Joseph, Dexter, Nelson ; Alice, m. Lyman 
Lawrence ; Elizabeth, m. Sabin Robins. 
XI Abial; went to California, 1850, and was last heard of 

XII Mary Elizabeth; m. Horace Tibbits, of Bristol, Me., 

and had Eliza, who m. Hiram McFarland. 
XIII Wellington; d. se. 11. 

117. Joseph** Upham (Joseph^, Joseph^ Thomas^ Phineas^ 
John'), of Milford, Otsego Co., N. Y., b. in Dudley, Mass., Oct. 
14, 1768; m. at Dudley, April 15, 1791, Susanna Jewell, of Ox- 
ford, Mass., who was b. May 12, 1771, and d. se. 72. They 
moved to New York soon after marriage ; he d. se. 55. They 

255 I Sylvanus, b. 1796, in Milford; was twice married, and 

d. in Erwin Centre, Steuben Co., N. Y., 1873. 
II Susan; was not living in 1879. 

III Gratia; was not living in 1879. 

IV Clarissa, b. 1802, in Milford; m. Arthur A. Luther, 

both of whom d. in Hartwick, Otsego Co., N. Y. 
They had : Mary Ann Luther, b. in Hartwick, June 
21, 1822; m. in Cooperstown, N. Y., Dec. 21, 1840, 
William C. Bottsford, and they had Clement L. 
Bottsford, b. in Otsego, March 7, 1847 '■> ^ musician 
of much promise, who died June 6, 1863. Mrs. 
Bottsford was living in West Laurens, Otsego Co., 
N. Y., in 1879; engaged in general mercantile busi- 
ness, besides carrying on a farm. 
V Fanny ; living *Wery aged " in 1879. 
VI Jeremiah, b. 1805, in Milford ; was living in Erwin 
Centre, Steuben Co., N. Y., in 1888; never married. 

256 VII Joseph, b. April 5, 1809, in Milford; m. Harriet 

Baker, and lived at Black Creek, N. Y. 

257 VIII Jared, b. Dec. 22, 1812, in Milford; settled in Penn- 


118. Sylvanus'' Upham (Joseph^ Joseph^ Thomas^ Phineas*, 
John'), of Castine, Me., b. in Dudley, Mass., Feb. 6, 1778; m. 
Mary Avery, in Castine, May 17, 1802, who was born in Truro, 

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Mass., April 3, 1783, and died in Castine, June 18, 1859. She 
was the dau. of Major Thatcher Avery, of Castine, and his wife, 
Hannah Atkins, and a descendant of Dr. William Avery, who 
came to Dedham, Mass., from Barkham, Berkshire Co., Eng., in 
1650 — buried in King's Chapel ground, Boston ; also of Thomas 
Little, who settled in Plymouth as early as 1630, a lawyer from 
Eng., and of Richard Warren, who was one of the " Mayflower " 
passengers who came in 1620 to Plymouth — "The Pilgrims. 
The Avery family, for many generations prominent at Truro, for 
an account of whom and the Rev. John Avery, " the Truro min- 
ister," see Rich's History of Truro. Sylvanus Upham went to 
Castine about 1800, being at that time about 21 or 22 years of age; 
of his earlier life nothing is known, nor does it appear through 
what influence he went there, though his sister, Hannah, married 
Abel Rogers of that place ; he built and owned a house and some 
wharf property in Castine, and is mentioned in Wheeler's History of 
Castine as among those who had money at interest in 18 10; he 
was a member of " Parson Mason's " (Unitarian) congregation, 
and was said to have been a man of more than usual strength of 
character. While still comparatively young he was attacked by a 
fever, from the effects of which he never fully recovered, though 
he lived some years afterward. He died March 8, 1830, ce. 52, 
and was buried at Castine, where his wife was also buried. They 
had (all born in Castine) : 

I Hannah, b. May 17, 1803; m. John Clifton, of Salem, 
Mass., at Castine. He afterward lived at East 
Boston; she d. in Salem, 3e. 35. They had: 

A Hannah Upham Clii"ton, b. in Castine, Sept. 
16, 1823; m. Benj. P. Ware, of Marblehead, 
Mass., at Salem, Oct. 29, 1846, for many 
years proprietor of the Clifton House, Beach 
Bluff, Mass. They had: (i) Mary Helen 
Ware, b. in Marblehead, Oct. 17, 1848; m. 
Stephen C Rose, at Marblehead, Jan. 6, 
'^73- (2) Robert C. Ware, b. in Canter- 
bury, Conn., April 8, 1858, who d. a young 
man. (3) John F. Ware, b. Feb. 20, 1861; 
d. infant. (4) Clara R. Ware, b. July 30, 
1866; d. 1867. 
B Sarah Helen Clifton, b. in Salem, Nov. 8, 1828; 
m. John Payne, of Canterbury, Conn., March 
13,1856; living in Boston, 1889. They had: 
(i) Sarah B. Payne, b. 1856; d. infant. (2) 

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Helen Ciifton Payne, b. Nov. 3, 1859, in 
Plainfield, Conn.; m. E. B. Taylor, an archi- 
tect of Boston; living at Arlington, Mass., 
1889. (3) Freddie Upham Payne, b. Oct. 
22, 1868, in Bangor, Me.; d. infant. 
C John Quincy Adams Clifton, b. in Salem; d. 
in Boston, 1885, leaving several children. 

258 II Jeremiah, b. 1804; m. Cornelia Crawford, Oct. 27, 

1 831; he d. at Zanzibar, Africa, Feb. 14, 1846, 

259 III Sylvanus Kidder, b. March 11, 181 1; m. Marianne 

Brooks. He lived for many years at Dixon, 111., 
and d. there Feb. 13, 1883. 

119. Hosea'^ Upham (Benjamin^, Joseph^, Thomas^ Phineas^ 
John'), of Dudley, Mass., b. there, March 4, 1781; m. Anna 
Marsh, who d. Sept. 21, 1848. They had: 

I Hosea L., b. Aug. 14, 1804; d. Feb. 18, 1872, unm. 
II Harvey, b. July 5, 1806; m. Mary Pratt, at Oxford, 
Mass., May 9, 1839; ^^^ ^' Nov. 28, 1852. They 
had: Mary Anne, b. June 9, 1842, w^ho m. Albert 
Jacobs, May 29, 1861, and d. Jan. 13, 1886. 

III Pliny B., b. Dec. 22, 1808; m. Catherine Shimel, at 

Pamelia, N. Y., Sept. 10, 1844; no children. 

IV Erastus, b. July 14, 181 1; d. 1813. 

V Erastus, b. July i, 1815 ; d. Aug. 6, 1837, unm. 
VI Evalina, b. Jan. 11, 1819. 
VII Samantha, b. Feb. 20, 1821; d. Oct. 17, 1887. 

120. Amos'^ Upham (Benjamin^, Joseph^, Thomas^, PhineasS 
John'), of Dudley, Mass., b. there, May 7, 1784; m. Polly Hurd. 
They had: 

260 I William, b. Nov. 21, 1817 ; m. Mary Earned, and 

lived in Dudley. 

121. Elihu Larned'^ Upham (Simeon^ Joseph'', Thomas^, 
Phineas'*', John'), of Dudley, Mass., b. there, Dec. 28, 1793; m. 
March 20, 1820, Zoradah Dalrymple, b. in Dudley, June 26, 1801; 
d. Aug. 4, 1842, of consumption. He always lived in Dudley, 
and was a farmer, attended the Universalist church, in politics a 
Democrat; he died of typhoid fever. May 8, 1868. They had (all 
born in Dudley): 

I Lucian, b. Jan. 17, 1821; d. May 2, 1823. 
II Elihu, b. June 26, 1822; d. same day. 

III Joseph Nelson, b. June 27, 1823; d. March i, 1846. 

IV Rufus, b. May 5, 1825 ; d. se. i day. 

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261 V Edwin, b. May 6, 1827; m. Adeline F. Kingsley, of 

Swansey, Mass.; living at Providence, R. I., 1889. 

262 VI Liician, b. Feb. 7, 1829; m. Amy Kelton ; living at 

Pawtiicket, R. I., 1889. 

263 VII Elihu Larned, b. Oct. 3, 1831; m. Jeriisha Bates; 

lived in Dudley. 
VIII Chester Franklin, b. Feb. 2, 1834; m. Esther Hatha- 
way Wales, of Providence, March 15, 1855, who d. 
May 30, 1872 ; living at Providence, 1889, a broker; 
no children. 
IX Caroline E., b. Nov. 9, 1835 ; m. Dec. 11, 1859, Noah 
D. Payne, of Providence, and had Benjamin A. 
Payne, b. June 16, 1861. 
X George, b. Oct. 10, 1839; m. Oct. 19, 1865, Isabella 
Webster, of Canton. Mass. They had : Jesse Isa- 
bella, b. Dec. 23, 1868. 

122. Jeremiah' Upham (Nathan\ Joseph'', Thomas^ Phineas^ 
John'), of Dudley, Mass., b. there, May 12, 1797; m. Mary Aldrich. 
They had: 

I John L., b. Oct. 6, 1830; d. May 6, 1857; death 
caused by bursting of a grindstone. 
II Charles W., b. Jan. 9, 1832; d. Dec. 11, 1859. 

III Jeremiah R., b. Aug. 13, 1834; d. Aug. 16, 1862. 

IV Mary Eliza, b. Feb. 11, 1837 ; m. Henry L. Shumway, 

of Oxford, Mass., Sept. 15, 1857, and d. at Oxford, 
Dec. 9, 1858. 

123. Josiah* Upham (Nathan", Joseph^, Thomas^ Phineas^ 
John'), of Dudley, Mass., b. there. May 7, 1803; m. April 6, 1831, 
Clarissa Phillips,' of Charlton, Mass., b. Aug. 18, 1803, d. Jan. 4, 
1833; m. (2) March 31, 1836, Betsey Larned, of Oxford, Mass., 
who d. Dec. i, 1884; he d. in Oxford, July 18, 1883. He had by 
wife Clarissa: 

I Daniel Phillips, b. in Dudley, Dec. 30, 1832; m. 
Elizabeth Nash, of Oxford, Feb. 15, i860, who sur- 
vived his death, and was living in Dudley. He lo- 
cated in Arkansas in 1865, and owned property 
there. When attempts were made in 1868 and 1869 
to revolutionize the State government, he was ap- 
pointed to the command of the State militia, with 
the rank of major-general. During this trying period 
his life was hunted by the outlaws of that region, 
and he received several bullet wounds in the at- 
tempts which were made to assassinate him. He 

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was clerk of the Chancery Court for five years, and 
was United States marshal from 1876 to 1880 for 
the western district of Arkansas, including Indian 
Territory. He d. at Dudley, Nov. 18, 1882. 
By wife Betsey: 

II Andrew Larned, b. Jan. 19, 1837; d. in Dudley, unm., 
Sept. II, 1879. 

III Henry N., b. March 2, 1841; he married and had a 

daughter Eva, b. Sept. 13, 1873. 

IV Francis. 

V Nelson C, b. Jan. 9, 1849; m. Hattie S. Smith, at 

Webster, Mass., Dec. 25, 187 1. 

124. Marcus*^ Upham (Nathan^ Joseph'*, Thomas^, Phineas'^, 
John'), of Rome, Pa., b. in Dudley, Mass., Aug. 8, 1808; m. 
Lucy C. Towner, of Rome, Nov. 6, 1832, and d. in Rome, Sept. 
27, 1852. They had : 

I Mary, b. Jan. 18, 1837; m. in Rome, April 6, 1855, 
Henry Baker. They had: Belle, b. March 11, 1859; 
James M., b. May 26, i86i. Henry Baker was in 
the Avar of the Rebellion, and never heard of after- 
ward ; she m. (2) Arnold Degues, Jan. 26, 1872, 
and d. Dec. 4, 1875. 
II Martha, b. Oct. 12, 1844; i^""- Feb. 20, 1861, Geo. S. 
Marshall, of Cando, N. Y., who d. March 28, 1867. 
They had: Edwin L. Marshall, b. Dec. 14, 1863 ; 
Burton W. Marshall, b. Dec. 11, 1866. Martha 
Upham m. (2) Truman C. Jenks, of Vestal, N. Y., 
April 25, 1870. 

125. Cyrus W.^ Upham (Nathan\ Joseph-*, Thomas^ 
Phineas^ John'), of Rome, Pa., b. in Dudley, Mass., Sept. 10, 
1 810; m. Betsey Thatcher, at Rome, April 10, 1834, who d. Nov, 
7, 1837; m. (2) Fanny O. Evans, Feb. 6, 1838, in Bradford Co., 
Pa. He had (by first wife): 

I Lancy, b. Feb. 15, 1835; d. same day. 
II Nancy, b. March 18, 1836; m. James Adams, and d. 
Aug. 21, 1867. 
264 III L. Wesley, b. Nov. 2, 1837; m. Catherine Thomas, and 
lived in Neath, Pa. 
IV George E., b. Aug. 24, 1839 — son of second wife; d. 
Jan. 14, 1840. 

V Eliza M., b. June 17, 1842 ; m. James Jones, in Mid- 

dleton, Pa., April 7, i860. 

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VI Marcus K., b. Oct. 9, 1848; m. in Cando, N. Y., Nov. 

25, 1875, Mary E. Bagley, who d. Dec. 29, 1876. 
VII Charles W., b. Jan. 14, 1854; d. April 12, 1854. 
VIII Harriet L., b. Nov. 20, 1855. 

126. Nathaniel Upham (Ivory^, Ivory^ Richard% Phineas^ 
John'), of Saratoga Co., N. Y., b. in Thompson, Conn., Nov. 29, 
1749; m, Rebecca Farrar, who was b. in Boston, May 15, 1750, 
and d. in the state of New York, Dec. 10, 1825. He had been a 
Revolutionary soldier, and d. in Butler, Wayne Co., N, Y., Jan. 
15, 1832. They had: 

I Ebenezer, b. Nov. 11, 1776; m. Elizabeth Palmer, and 
lived in Wayne Co., N. Y.; d. April 15, 1854. 
They had a son, Ebenezer, who lived in Westbury, 
Wayne Co., N. Y. 
II David, b. between 1775 and 1780, in Saratoga Co., N. 
Y.; d. ae. 22 or 23, unm. 

III Susan, m. Isaac Lancing, and lived and d. in Fulton 

Co., N. Y. 

IV Rebecca; m. Abraham Teachant, and lived in Wayne 

Co., N. Y.; d. Oct. 31, 1870. 

265 V Nathaniel, b. Oct. 16, 1792, in Cayuga Co., N. Y.; m. 

Eleanor Scouton, and lived in Port Byron, N. Y. 
VI Sally, m. Jacob Seebring, and lived in Wayne Co., 
N. Y. 

266 VII Abijah, b. July 16, 1795, in Half Moon, Saratoga Co., 

N. Y. ; m. Margaret Scouton, and lived in Butler, 
N. Y. 
VIII Mary; m. Enos Jones, and lived in Albany, N. Y. 

127. Jonathan^ Upham (Ivory^, Ivory% Richard', Phineas^ 
John'), of Thompson, Conn., and later of Guilford, Chester and 
Windham, Vt., b. in Killingly, Conn., June 26, 1761; m. Mary 
Wilson, in Dudley, Mass., May 19, 1787, who was b. in Spencer, 
Mass., Oct. 19, 1766, and d. in Windham, Oct. 14, 1843. He 
served in the Revolutionary war, and lived in Thompson until 
1796, when he moved to Guilford, Vt. ; later he lived in Chester, 
and, 1804, moved to Windham, where he died. He and his wife 
and all his children were members of the Congregational church. 
In politics he was a Whig. His son remembers him as a slim, 
medium-sized man, active in the cause of religion and education 
— though his own education had been limited, owing to the diffi- 
culties of obtaining an education in the days of his youth — public 
spirited to the full extent of his means. He d. July 15, 1827. 
They had: 


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I Mehitable Wilson, b. Dec. 23, 1789, in Thompson; d. 
in Greenwich, Washington Co., N. Y., Aug. 25, 1853, 
and was buried near her father, in the graveyard at 
II Roxanna, b. Aug. 22, 1791, in Thompson; m. Reuben 
Prentiss, of Westminster, Vt., Nov., 1820, and d. in 
Windham, June 9, 1855; he d. Nov. 18, 1867 ; they 
had 6 children. 

III Sophia, b. March 17, 1793, in Thompson; m. Henry 

Miller, of West Westminster, Vt., and d. May 21, 
1836. They had: (i) Jonathan Henry Miller, b. in 
Windham, March 15, 1830; d. Oct. 5, 1832. (2) 
Henry Carter Miller, b. in West Westminster, Oct. 
24, 1833 ; living, 1889, in Corydon, Wayne Co., 
Iowa; m. in New York, Wayne Co., Iowa, April 13, 
1863, Frances, dau. of Ebenezer Upham (brother of 
Sophia Upham, and 9th child of Jonathan above). 
They had: Alice Sophia Miller, b. June 22, 1866; 
Charles Henry Miller, b. Aug. 30, 1868; Mary Char- 
lotte Miller, b. April 8, 1870; Herbert Eugene Mil- 
ler, b. Oct. 20, 1873. 

IV Jerusha Stone, b. Sept. 11, 1794, in Thompson; d. in 

Windham, Feb. 16, 1849, unm. 
V Mary, b. July 7, 1796, in Thompson; d. Oct. 15, 1848, 

267 VI Gardner, b. May 2, 1798, in Guilford; m. Eunice A. 

Emery; m. (2) Widow Merilla Wyman ; m. (3) 
Widow Eliza Abbott; he was living in Windham, 

268 VII Jonathan, b. May 30, 1800, in Guilford; m. Sarah 

Moore ; they lived at Windham. 
VIII Asahel, b. Dec. 15, 1802; m. Hannah S. Carter, Sept., 
1833. He had a common school education, and 
taught the school in his own and the neighboring 
districts for several terms; he spent many months in 
preparation for a collegiate education, but his health 
failed, and he was obliged to abandon that hope. 
He then went to Boston, where a friend and ship- 
owner invited him to take a sea voyage, which he 
accepted, going to Labrador, and thence to Italy, 
twice crossing the Atlantic and returning to Boston. 
About 1828-9 became one of the firm of Hayden, 
Upham & Co., and engaged in the early temperance 

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reform, by opening a wholesale and retail temper- 
ance grocery business, corner of Howard and 'Fre- 
mont streets. He died in Boston, Dec. 29, 1833, a 
few months after his marriage. His widow m. (2) 
Elijah Kilbourne, and lived at Fall River. , 

269 IX Ebenezer, b. March 24, 1805, in Windham; m. Susan v 

D. Grout, and lived in Chesterfield, 111., and later in J 
New York, Iowa. 
X Zenas, b. Aug. 22, 1807, in Chester; d. in Chester, 
Feb. 24, 1810. 

270 XI Zenas Hervey, b. Oct. 19, 181 1, in Chester; m. Har- 

riet Louisa Putnam; m. (2) Jane Elzira Pierce ; he 
was in Stillwater, Mitchell Co., Iowa, 1889. 

128. Joseph' Upham (Ivory', Ivory^ Richard', Phineas^ 
John'), of Thompson, Conn., b. there, April 20, 1766; m. Kath- 
erine Brown, Feb. 21, 1791. They had: 

271 I Ransom; m. Ruth Stone, Feb. 26, 1812, and lived in 

II Betsey. 
HI Rhoda. 
IV Susanna. 

V Dexter. 

129. Isaac*' Upham (Luke', Ivory', Richard', Phineas', John'), 
of Killingly, Conn., b. there, Sept. 7, 1762; he had two wives, 
and d. Nov. 23, 1815. They had: 

I Lyman, b. May 5, 1788; m. Experience. Hebard, Oct. 

26, 1808; no children. 
II Asa, b. June 17, 1790; m. Olive Jordan, in 1815, and 
had 4 sons and i daughter. 

III Sally. 

IV Polly. 

V Hannah. 

VI Franklin, b. 1803; living in 1879; no children. 

130. Chester' Upham (Luke', Ivory^ Richard', Phineas', 
John'), of Killingly, Conn., b. there, June 2, 1764; m. Dolly Childs 
in 1799; he d. Aug. 27, 1829. They had: 

I Arad, b. July 14, 1800; d. in New Haven about 1864 
or 1865. 
II Child, sex unknown, b. March 11, 1802; d. June 27, 

III Davis. 

IV Polly. .-. 

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V Marilla or Julia. 

VI Chester, b. March 16, 1S15; living in Killingly, 1879. 

131. Nehemiah*^ Upham (Luke% Ivory", Richard^, Phineas', 
John'), of Killingly, Conn., b. there, Aug. 20, 1766; m. Mary 
Town; he d. April 15, 1799. They had: 

272 I Archelaus White, b. June 14, 1792; m. Betsey Robin- 

son; m. (2) Nancy Morris, and lived in Killingly. 
II Betsey, b. Oct. 22, 1793 ; d. March 14, 1799. 

273 III Dyer, b. Nov. 26, 1795; m. Esther Arnold; lived in 

Thompson, Conn., and afterward in Wilsonville, 

274 IV Ichabod, b. April 29, 1798; m. Abigail Copeland, and 

lived in Union, Conn. 

V Nehemiah, b. Oct. 22, 1799; d. Feb. 24, 1800. 

132. Ephraim^ Upham (Luke', Ivory^ Richard^ Phineas^ 

John'), of Killingly, Conn., b. there, Nov. 22, 1770; m. ; he 

d. Nov. 22, 1850. They had: 

I Lucy, b. 1796. 
II T\Iatilda, b. 1798. 

III Danforth, b. iSoo. 

IV Walter, b. 1802. 

V Ephraim, b. 1804. 
VI Sally, b. 1S06. 

133. Richard' Upham (Luke', Richard*, Richard', Phineas^ 
John'), of North River, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia, b. in Ons- 
low, N. S.; m. Dec. 31, 1805, Jane, the dau. of Alexander Vance. 
He is mentioned in the history of "' First Settlers of Colchester 
Co., Nova Scotia," by Thomas Miller, 1873, who says he had 
''three sons and two daughters." He d. 1815, before the birth of 
his youngest son. [His widow m. (2), 1819, William Miller.J 
They had: 

I Levi, who d. in Michigan, leaving a large family. 
II Charles, who also d. in Michigan and left a large 

III Grace ; m. Geddes. 

IV Richard, b. Oct., 1815, after the death of his father; 

m. Feb. 11, 1841, Elizabeth Dixon, who was b. Dec. 
17, 1812, and d. July 17, 1862; he lived in Truro, 
N. S., where he d. Aug. 30, 1888, se. 73, 

134. Luke' Upham (Nathan', Richard', Richard', Phineas', 
John'), of Onslow, Nova Scotia, b. there, 1783 ; m. Janet Guthrie 
McCurdy, 1801, In 1888 a grandson of these wrote with refer- 

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ence to the family: '' My grandfather, Luke, was a good deal like 
his father in his earlier years, though different afterward; he was 
known in his youth as ' Wild Luke,' to distinguish him from his 
uncle Luke. My grandmother was a little older than her husband, 
religious, and remarkably well read, with a very retentive memory 
— poetical, somewhat eccentric, and yet with much foresight; but 
she was a business manager, like her mother-in-law. Owing to 
my grandfather's recklessness, they had at times pecuniary 
troubles, though always comfortable. Their home was always at- 
tractive by its quiet neatness, grandmother's fine conversational 
powers and great-grandfather's humor; comparatively poor, they 
helped others who were poorer, and later they reaped their re- 
ward." Luke Upham d. in 1S54. They had: 
275 I Alexander McCurdy, b. 1802, in Onslow; m. Mary 

Cutten; was in the N. S. legislature, and in mercan- 
tile business at Onslow. 
II Nathaniel Watkins, b. in Onslow; m. Rebecca Nichols. 
They had: Adoniron J., who d., leaving a family at 
Onslow; Danforth D., who d., leaving a family at 
Onslow; George B., of whom nothing has been 
heard for many years, and Norman, who was in Gen. 
Butler's New Orleans expedition, and was killed 
during the war of the Rebellion. 

III Eleanor; m. John Lynds, and d., 1S86, leaving daugh- 


IV Harriet; d.; no children. 

135. David^ Upham (Nathan', Richard\ Richard^ Phineas^, 
John'), of Easton, Preble Co., Ohio, b. in Onslow, Nova Scotia; 
m. Susan Mickerell, and has been dead many years. They had: 

I David. 
II Nathaniel. 

III John. 

IV Samuel. 
V Zacheus. 

VI Mary. 

VII Cyrus, b. in Easton, Ohio; m. in St. Louis, Mo., and 
had Salmon T., b. in Iowa City, Iowa, April 5, r86o. 
He was living in Iowa City 1879. 
One of this family was living in Richmond, Indiana, some years 

136. Stephen* Upham (Nathan', Richard', Richard*, Phineas', 
John'), of Onslow, Nova Scotia, b. there; m. Mary Bulmer, who 

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d. in Truro, N. S.; he was living on the old homestead in 1888. 
They had: 

I Michael; went to Australia during the early days of 
the gold excitement and was believed to have died 
there soon after his arrival. 
II Joseph, of Londonderry, N. S.; m. Harriet Newell 
Bentley, b. April 13, 1827; he d. about 1882, leav- 
ing daughters Rosella and Josie, both of whom were 
living in Truro 1888. 

III Eleanor. 

IV Olivia; d. 1855-6. 

V Rachel; m. J. J. King, was living at Truro 1888; had 
a family of children . 

137. Robert* Upham (Richard', Richard*, Richard', Phineas', 
John'), of P'olly Mountain, near the Acadia Mines, Nova Scotia 
(these iron mines once known as the Albion Mines), b. April 28, 
1803, in Stewiack, Nova Scotia; m. (at Dartmouth Baptist Church, 
in Halifax, N. S.) January 18, 1844, Sarah Jane Davis, b. in Stew- 
iack, Sept. 30, 1822. Though they were married in Halifax they 
were both residents of Stewiack at the time. 

Robert Upham was in early life in the milling business, and the 
first two years of their married life he and his wife lived at Brook- 
field, N. S. ; from there returned to Stewiack and lived one year; 
from the latter place moved to Folly Mountain, where they con- 
tinued to live during the rest of his life. Here he cleared a farm 
in the wilderness, upon which he made his home, the country at 
that time being very wild and almost unknown. For some time 
after settling there they were members of the Debent River Bap- 
tist Church, ten miles distant, that being the nearest church at 
the time. The first school was opened three miles from their 
place, and was conducted during the winter months only. He d. 
there Nov. 19, 1886. She was living there with her daughter 
Sarah Jane in 1890. They had: 

I Mary Ann, b. Dec. 26, 1844, at Brookfield; m. Matthew 

McElmore, who d. leaving five children; she was 

living at the Acadia Mines in 1890. 
276 II Samuel Davis, b. Nov. 10, 1846, at Folly Mountain, 

where all the rest of the children were born ; m. 

Georgia A. Clark, and was living at Mattapan, 

Mass., in 1890. 
HI Catherine Elizabeth, b. Sept. 12, 1849; m. Asa Cot- 

tam; living at or near Chicago, 111., in 1890. 

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IV James Monroe, b. April 30, 185 1 ; m. Nov. 20, 1889, , 
^n Boston, Mary B. Grout, of Nova Scotia; living \ 
■^ in Springfield, Mass., 1890. ) 

V Sarah Jane, b. March 29, 1853 ; living with her mother 
in 1890. 
VI Margery Alice, b. May 23, 1855; m. Cecil C Freston. 
They had three children, and were living at Bir- 
mingham, Ala., in 1890. 
277 VII Robert, b. Nov. 3, 1857 ; m. Annie Jane Plummer, and 
in 1890 were living at Mattapan, Mass. 
VIII Hannah Elmira, b. Aug. 3, 1859 ; m. C C. Dow; liv- 
ing at Chicago in 1890. 
IX Louisa, b. April 28, 1861; m. Fred A. Wilder; living 
in Boston in 1890. 
X Arthur Onslow, b. July 29, 1864. 
XI William, b. Aug. 28, 1865 ; living at Acadia Mines 
unm. in 1890. 

138. Ezekier Upham (Jesse**, Timothy", Phineas'*, Phineas^ 
Phineas^, John'), of Deerfield and Heniker, N. H., b. in Melrose, 
Mass., Sept. 18, 1768; m. Feb. 21, 1799, Rebecca, dau. of Dr. 
John Hawks, of Lancaster, Mass., and his wife, Rebecca Upham. 
(This Rebecca Upham was the dau. of Timothy Upham, of Sau- 
gus, and his wife, Mary Cheever.) (Rebecca, wife of Ezekiel, 
survived him and m. a second husband.) They had: 

I Ezekiel. 
II Rebecca. 
Ill Martha, though there is some doubt about the last 

139. Ezra'' Upham (Jesse**, Timothy^ Phineas^ Phineas', 
Phineas^ John'), of Melrose, Mass., and Herkimer, N. Y., b. Aug. 
4, 1774, in Melrose; m. Susanna Smith, of Colerain, Feb. 2, 1804, 
b. April 4, 1784; he d. Jan. 18, 1836; she d. Aug. 24, 1833. They 

278 I Joshua, b. Oct. 14, 1804; m. Mary C. Boardman, and 

lived in Saugus. 
II Sally, b. Feb. 7, 1806; m. George Leslie, of Cam- 
bridge, Mass., Oct., 1825; she d. Sept. 4, 1874. 

III Oilman, b. Nov. 4, 1807; m. Abigail Twombly, and 

lived in New Market, N. H. " The descendants of 
Oilman Upham, of Portsmouth, N. H.," are shown 
in the Appendix. 

IV Hannah, b. Sept. 13, 1809; m. James Roots; she d. 

April 2, 1842. 

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V Susan, b. June 19, 181 1; d. Oct. 20, 1814. 
VI Ezra Smith, b. May 26, 1813; d. Oct. 9, 1814. 

279 VII Ezra Smith, b. Dec. 20, 1814, in Melrose; m. Hannah 

B. Eaton, and lived in South Reading. 

280 VIII Elbridge Gerry, b. April 30, 1818; m. Sarah Ann Page, 

of Salem, Mass., and lived in Waukegan, 111. 
IX Susan Celestia, b. Oct. 30, 1820; m. Enoch Wiley; she 

d. Feb. 15, i860. 
X Irena Ann, b. Dec. 5, 1822; d. Oct. 17, 1833. 
XI Roxanna James, b. Jan. 26, 1824. 

140. Jesse'' Upham (Jesse% Timothy^ Phineas'*, Phineas^, 
Phineas^ John'), of Melrose, Mass., b. there, Nov. 8, 1775; m. 
Nov. 4, 1802, Rebecca, dau. of Eleazar Richardson, who d. ae. 73, 
May 18, 1856; he m. (2) Sept. 19, 1865, Mary D. Herrin; he d. 
April 5, i860. They had: 

I Hannah, b. Sept. 24, 1803 ; m. Francis Hemmingway, 

Feb. 16, 1822; she d. before i860. 
II Rebecca, b. March 13, 1805; d. March 26, 1858. 
28 HI Joshua, b. Dec. 27, 1806; m. Susan B. Ireson, and (2) 

^ Mary G. Dawes; lived in Melrose. 

IV Sally, b. Sept. 27, 1808; m. Thomas Smith, and (2) 
James R. Twombly, June 24, 1834. 

V George, b. Oct. 4, 1810; m. Sarah Roots, April, 1833, 

who d. Feb. 13, 1872, at Upham St., Melrose. 
VI Zelutia, b. Dec. 11, 1812; m. Cornell Kenny, 1839. 
VII Mary Ann, b. March 9, 1815; m. William Jones, of 
Boston, and had Jesse Upham Jones, b. Oct. 15, 

VIII Harriet, b. March 22, 1817 ; m. Kittridge Avery, Dec. 

2, 1845. 
IX Timothy, b. April 22, 1821. 
' X Nathaniel, b. Dec. 26, 1823; d. early. 
|XI Ezekiel, b. about 1827; m. Sarah J. Macey, 1865, and 

lived in Lynn. 
XII Lydia; m., se. 21, Samuel Barker, Jan. 19, 1848. 

141. Joshua'' Upham (Jesse^ Timothy^ Phineas*, Phineas^, 
Phineas'^, John'), of Salem, Mass., b. in Saugus, Mass. (the place 
where he was born was at that time a part of Chelsea, and lies 
near the line between Melrose and Saugus), Dec. 15, 1784; m. 
Jan. 27, 1807, Mary Nichols, who was b. in Salem, 1787, and d. 
Jan. 13, 1845. (She was dau. of James and Mary (Learock) 
Nichols of Salem, and a descendant of William Nichols, b. in 
England, 1594, and lived to be over 102 years old.) He m. (2) Ann 

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(Marshall) Rugg (widow of Daniel of Salem), Sept. 10, 1845, who 
d. July 26, 1872, ae. 87. He was for many years superintendent 
of the Chemical Works in Salem, and d. in Salem, July 20, 1858, 
in his 74th year. He was buried with his wife, Mary Nichols, in 
the old Broad St. Cemetery, in the family tomb. In 1885, his son 
(Rev. James Upham, D. D., of Chelsea) published an interesting 
little book, entitled " A Sketch of the Life and Character of Dea. 
Joshua Upham, of Salem." which contains a very full, complete, 
and excellent history of this family, including all the descendants 
of Dea. Joshua Upham. The same author also furnished the fol- 
lowing shorter sketch of the life and character of Joshua Upham 
for these pages : 

"Deacon Joshua Upham combined in his character many of 
the best qualities of our common ancestor, — independence, self- 
reliance, energy, enterprise, practical sense, and an all-controlling 
religiousness. He left the farm upon which he had been born, 
and where he had up to that time lived, at the age of fifteen, and 
went to Boston with the purpose of learning the trade of a mason. 
He was influenced in this decision by the knowledge that a relative 
in Boston who had attained to wealth and social position, had be- 
gun life in the same way. But before finishing his apprenticeship, 
the displeasure of his master's wife, at a thoughtless act of his, 
stung his proud heart to the quick, and, yielding to the foolish 
impulse, he quit his master, and left Boston at the age of nineteen. 

" He says: ' I found myself in Salem, not knowing a single per- 
son, with only twenty cents in my pocket, not a second shirt to 
put on, no trowel to work with, and half my money spent for lodg- 
ing and board at the Sun Tavern," — afterward known as the Es- 
sex House, and the Lafayette House. 

" In a few years he became the leading master mason in town. 
In his thirty-third year he was chosen deacon of the First Baptist 
Church of Salem, retaining his office and discharging its duties 
with rare fidelity until his death — a period of forty-one years. 
The same year he was appointed superintendent of the Chemical 
Works of the Salem Laboratory Company. The latter position, 
too, he filled with great success, until, in his sixty-seventh year, he 
voluntarily resigned it. 

" Although a decidedly benevolent man, and never given to mere 
money getting — and at the same time bringing up a large family, 
on whose education he expended much — he left a competency at 
his death. His dominant qualities were integrity and godliness ; 
and his greatest wish in his children's behalf was for their spiritual 
prosperity, and their service in the cause of Christ. Three of his 

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children became ministers of the gospel, one a deacon, one the 
wife of a minister, and another the wife of a layman in Boston, who 
by his wealth, example, counsel and large ideas of Christian 
stewardship, has done perhaps as much as any one in that city to 
stir the churches to active enterprise in their work." 

In the family history already mentioned, the Rev. James Upham 
says: "Grandfather" (Nichols) "house, in which I and probably 
all the children older than myself were born, is No. i6 Cambridge 
St. The house in which all the younger children than myself were 
born is No. 148 Federal St. Here, on the garden, which reached 
to the river, father built three houses. The one into which he re- 
moved, and in which he died, is No. 17 Dean St., the one 
with the cupola third from Federal St. The old homestead was 
on the north-west corner of Dean and Federal Sts. The tomb 
in which father was buried was built by him and grandfather 
Nichols. It also contains the bodies of mother and her parents, 
besides many other members of the two families." Joshua 
Upham and wife, Mary Nichols, had : 

282 I Joshua, b. Dec. 23, 1807; m. Hannah Millett Estes; 

lived and d. in Salem. 
II Mary, b. July 6, 1809; m. Samuel Stone Stanley, of 
Beverl)"-, Mass., b. 1810, d. in Boston, June 6, 1874. 
She d. in Vineland, N. J., March 13, 1884. They 
had: (i) Charles Stanley, b. March 20, 1837; d. May 
21, 1838. (2) Albert Upham Stanley, b. April 8, 
1840; m. April 28, 1864, Antoinette Gilbert Arnold, 
of New York city. He was educated at General 
Theological Seminary, in New York, and was suc- 
cessively rector of the English Episcopal churches 
in Wilton, Conn., Trenton, N. J., and Edgewater, 
Staten Island, N. Y., but obliged to retire from the 
ministry on account of his health. In 1888, living 
in Brooklyn, N. Y. They had: Clarkson Southgate 
Stanley, b. in Milton, Conn., April i, 1866; Albert 
Odenheimer Stanley, b. in Trenton, N. J., Sept. 
28, 1870, d. July 6, 187 1 ; Virginia Arnold Stanley, 
b. in Edgewater, Staten Island, Nov. 25, 1878. (3) 
Mary Ellen Stanley, b. May 29, 1842; m. Dr. George 
Blodgett Harriman, b. in Groton, N. H., March 18, 
1837; living in Boston, 1889; she d. March, 1888. 
They had: George Stanley Harriman, b. Feb. 16, 
1866; Arthur Ford Harriman, b. Feb. 12, 1868, d. 
July 26, 1869; Edwin Fisher Harriman, b. Feb. i, 

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1 871; Albert Henry Harriman, b. Aug. 31, 1881. 
(4) Samuel Edwin Stanley, b. April 28, 1844; unm. 

III Sarah E., b. Aug. 22, 181 1; m. Daniel Sharp Ford, 

of Boston, Oct. 21, 1844; she d. at their seaside 
residence in Marblehead, Sept. 8, 1884. (Mr. Ford 
publisher and editor in chief of The Youth's Com- 
panion — himself, his nephew, James B. Upham, and 
two other partners, comprising the business firm.) 
They had: (1 ) Daniel Arthur Ford, b. April 28, 1846; 
d. Sept., [848. (2) Ella Sarah Ford, b. Feb. 3, 1850; 
m. Oct. 28, 1875, William Newton Hartshorn, b. in 
Mason, N. H., Oct. 28, 1S43. (3) Ida Elizabeth 
Ford, b. Nov. i^, 1853; d. March, 1863. 

IV Lucy, b. Feb. 11, 1813; d. March 10, 1816. 

283 V James, b. Jan. 23, 1815; m. Cynthia Jane Bailey, and 

(2) Experience S. Bascom; he is a Baptist minister, 
andD. D., living in Chelsea, Mass., 1889; connected 
with the editorial work of the Youth's Companion. 
VI Henry, b. Nov. 10, 1816; m. Charlotte Hosea, of Bos- 
ton, who d. May 3, 1883, se. 6^. He was a Baptist 
minister, was ordained as such, but never settled as 
a pastor; he gave his services, without pay, to young 
and struggling churches. For some years he was 
one of the publishers of the Watchman and Reflec- 
tor (now the Watchman), afterward sole publisher 
and editor of the Olive Branch ; he was also propri- 
etor of the Lowe Printing Press. A monument of 
Scotch granite marks the graves of himself and wife 
at Mount Auburn. 

284 VII Willard Peele, b. Oct. 15, 1819; m. Eliza Oakham 

Newhall; he was a Baptist minister, and went as a 
missionary to the Cherokee Nation in 1843. 

285 VIII Hervey, b. Dec. 10, 1820; m. Elizabeth Warren, and 

(2) Mrs. Sarah E. (Frost) Farrar. He went to the 
Cherokee Nation with his brother, but returned, and 
was deacon in the Carey Avenue Church at Chelsea. 
In 18S9, living in Boerne, Texas. 
IX Lucy Ann, b. Dec. 11, 1822; was educated at the Fe- 
male Seminary at West Townsend, Mass., and m. 
April 28, 1848, John Edwin Fisher, b, in New Bruns- 
wick, Feb. 22, 1822; living in Fitzwilliam, N. H., 
1889, They had: (i) Francis Edwin Fisher, b. in 
Salem, Sept. 15, 1851; d. March 17, 1852. (2) So- 

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phronia Wright Fisher, b. in West Lynn, Mass., Aug. 
20, 1853; d. same day. (3) Lucy Emma Fisher, 
b. Aug. 20, 1853; d. Sept. 4, 1853. 
X Sophronia Farrington, b. Oct. 12, 1824; m. Oct. 12, 
1846. George Wellington Wright, of Millbury, Mass., 
• b. June 17, 1818, d. April 15, 1849, in Salem, by whom 
she had George Gardner Wright, b. Oct. 23, 1847, 
d. May 5, 1848. She m. (2) Nov. 28, 1867, Henry 
Hanson Norton, who d. April 19, 1876. She d. 
April 5, 1889. The following obituary notice ap- 
peared in the Watchman, at Boston, April 11, 1889: 
" Mrs. Sophronia (Wright) Norton. 
"Died in Boston, April 5th, aged sixty-four, Mrs. 
Sophronia (Wright) Norton, daughter of the late Dea. 
Joshua Upham, of Salem. She became a Christian 
in her youth, and was ever true to her early vows. 
She was twice married — first to Mr. George W. 
Wright, of Millbury, Mass., who died in 1849, after 
about two and a half years of wedded life, during 
which time her chief relationship to him was that of 
a loving, faithful nurse. In 1867 she married Mr. 
Henry H. Norton, of Boston. Five years later he 
was seized with small-pox, then so prevalent in Bos- 
ton and vicinity. During his sickness he M^as violently 
insane, but she watched over him with the most as- 
siduous care. He was not at that time a Christian, 
and her importunate prayer was that God would 
spare his life, restore his health and bring him to 
a saving knowledge of Christ, promising cheerfully 
to resign him whenever God should again call for 
him by death. God fully heard her prayer. Her 
husband recovered, became a Christian, witnessed 
a good confession, and died three years later. She 
fully kept her promise, not even asking God again 
to spare his life, though very tenderly attached to 

"For many years Mrs. Norton was a most success- 
ful teacher in the grammar schools of Boston and 
Brookline, and during her later years presided with 
great satisfaction over the household of Mr. D. S. 
Ford, her brother-in-law. Her character was ever 
marked by individuality, independency, decision and 
signal generosity. 

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" Her sickness was protracted and painful, and 
affected her mind as well as her body. But her 
faith and hope shone through the rifts in the cloud. 
In the early part of her sickness she said to her sister- 
in-law, ' 1 have never once asked God for my re- 
covery. ' In all her lucid moments her one desire 
was to 'depart.' Her last, faint words were 
' Home — home.' 

"Rev. Dr. Chase, of the Ruggles Street Church, 
ofiiciated at the funeral. Although he had never 
been able to see her in life, he rendered the service 
exceedingly acceptable and comfortable to the 
friends. Her remains were deposited in the family 
tomb at Salem. " James Upham." 

XI Ellen Maria, b. March 9, 1827; m. Aug. 29, 1852, Rev. 
William Lamb Picknell, of Fairfax, Vt., Sept. 28, 
1867. He was graduated at New Hampton Literary 
and Theological Institution 185 1; was settled as 
pastor of the Baptist churches in Hinesburg, Wind- 
ham, and North Springfield, Vt., at which last place he 
died Sept. 28, 1867. They had: (i) William Pick- 
nell, b. in Hinesburg, Oct. 23, 1853. (2) Lucius Bolles 
Picknell, b. in Hinesburg, March 13, 1855; d. in 
North Springfield, July 18, 1864. (3) Ellen Upham 
Picknell, b. in Windham, Dec. 5, 1856. (4) Mary 
Upham Picknell, b. in North Springfield, Nov. 21, 
1858. (5) George Wright Picknell, b. in North 
Springfield, June 26, 1864. Mrs. Picknell living in 
Chelsea, Mass., 1889. 
XII Lucius Bolles, b. April 2, 1830; d. Jan. 22, 1850, of 
consumption, in the hospital at Panama, while on a 
return voyage from California, whither he had been 
during the "gold fever." 

142. Hon. Nathaniel' Upham (Timothy^ Timothy', Phineas*, 
Phineas^ Phineas', John'), of Rochester, N. H., b. in Deerfield, 
N. H., June 9, 1774; m. March 22, 1798, Judith Cogswell, of 
Gilmanton, N. H., who was b. in Haverhill, Mass., March 9, 1776 
(she was the dau. of Hon, Thos. Cogswell, lieut.-col. in the 
Revolutionary army, and subsequently, for many years, judge of 
the Court of Common Pleas, and Ruth, his cousin and wife, the 
dau. of Hon. Joseph Badger, of Gilmanton); she survived his 
death, and d. April 30, 1837, at the age of 61. 

174 Upham Genealogy. 

Hon. Nathaniel Upham was a member of the 15th, i6th, and 
17th Congresses (1817 to 1823), from New Hampshire. His edu- 
cation was mainly obtained in his native town, though in 1793, he 
entered the academy at Exeter, N. H., where he remained six 
months. In 1794, being then in his twentieth year, he began a 
mercantile life at Gilmanton, with his uncle, the Hon. Nathaniel 
Gookin; but left Gilmanton in 1796, and commenced business for 
himself in Deerfield, remaining there about seven years. In the 
spring of 1801 he closed his business at Deerfield, and recom- 
menced at Portsmouth, N. H. In March, 1802, he removed to 
Rochester, in Stratford Co., where he permanently established 
himself in mercantile business, and of which place he remained a 
citizen during the remainder of his life. In his business he was 
at all times eminently successful, but his natural abilities and 
tendencies eventually brought him into prominent public life. 

He represented Rochester in the State Legislature, during the 
years 1807, 1808, and 1809; and in 181 1, was elected counselor 
to Gov. Langdon, of New Hampshire; in 181 2, he was again 
elected to the same office, with Gov. William Plummer. During 
the political excitement attending the approach of the war of 
1 81 2-14, and the days of the Embargo, he was an active member 
of the opposition, or Republican party, which strongly advocated 
a second war with Great Britain, such a war being thought un- 
necessary, and opposed by the party which bore the distinctive 
name of Federal. In 18 13, on the passage of the act of Congress 
for direct taxation, he was appointed collector for his district, by 
President Madison, but he declined the appointment. In 1814 
he was nominated for Congress, the ticket being headed: — 
" Free American Ticket ! 
Union of the State — Union of the People. 
No Submission to British Re-Colonization ! ! United we Stand, — 

Divided we Fall." 

The opposing ticket contained the name of Daniel Webster, and 
that ticket was elected to the 14th Congress; but it was the last 
triumph of that party in the State. 

With the return of the New Hampshire soldiers, after the close 
of the war with England, the Republican party readily regained its 
ascendancy in the political contest of 1816. Their Congressional 
ticket, bearing the name of Nathaniel Upham and five others, 
was elected to the 15th Congress by a large majority, James 
Monroe having been chosen President of the United States. Mr. 
Upham took his seat in the House of Representatives, at the open- 
ing of Congress, Dec. i, 181 7. The following account of the ser- 

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vices of Mr. Upham in Congress is almost a verbatim extract from 
pages of his son, Dr. Albert Gookin Upham^s book, on the family 
history of this branch, already frequently referred to. 

In his annual message, which was transmitted to both Houses 
of Congress on the day after the assembling of the 15th Con- 
gress, the subject of Amelia Island was laid before them by the 

Amelia Island, at the mouth of St. Mary's river, near the bound- 
ary of the State of Georgia, was taken possession by an expedition 
of persons claiming to act under the authority of some of the 
Spanish colonies, which, at that time, were striving to establish 
their independence. The expedition seems to have been a mere 
private, unauthorized adventure. The island was made a channel 
for the illicit introduction of slaves from Africa into the United 
States ; an asylum for fugitive slaves from the neighboring States ; 
and for banditti, privateersmen, and smugglers of various nations. 
A committee was appointed in reference to this subject, of which 
Mr. Upham was a member. 

The committee reported on the 9th of January, in favor of 
efficient measures for suppressing the establishment ; and said in 
their report: "The course pursued on this occasion will strongly 
mark the feelings and intentions of our government on the great 
question of the slave trade, which is so justly considered by most 
civilized nations a practice repugnant to justice and humanity, 
and which, in our particular case, is not less so to all the dictates 
of a sound policy." 

On the 13th of the same month, the President, by a special 
message, informed Congress that the establishment at Amelia 
Island had been suppressed, " and the consummation of a project, 
fraught with much injury to the United States, prevented." The 
committee on Amelia Island also reported a bill, in addition to the 
former acts, prohibiting the introduction of slaves into the United 

On the 30th of January, Mr. Upham voted against the bill mak- 
ing more ample provision for the recovery of fugitive slaves, which 
passed by a majority of 14 votes. 

Among the most important of the votes which he gave during 
the session were, his vote Dec. 10, for the repeal of internal 
duties ; on January 5, against reducing the pay of members 
from nine dollars per day to six, and in favor of reducing it from 
nine to eight ; on January 25, for the rejection of a bill establish- 
ing a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States, 
which was lost by a majority of 12. On March 14 he voted for 

176 Upham Genealogy. 

the following resolution : *' That Congress has power under the 
Constitution to appropriate money for the construction of post 
roads, military and other roads, and for the improvement of water- 
courses ; " which resolution was passed by a vote of 90 against 75. 

President Monroe, on the 17th of Nov., 181 7, transmitted his 
annual message to both Houses of Congress. Mr. Upham was 
appointed a member of the committee on the illicit introduction 
of slaves into the United States; which committee, on the 13th of 
January, reported an act in addition to its former acts, for the pro- 
hibition of the slave trade ; and Congress passed a bill authorizing 
the employment of the armed vessels of the United States to cruise 
on the coast of Africa, to enforce the acts of Congress prohibiting 
the slave trade. 

The question of the admission of Missouri into the Union being 
before the House of Representatives, on Feb. 16, Mr. Upham 
voted for the following amendment to the bill: " That the further 
introduction of slavery or involuntary servitude be prohibited, ex- 
cept for the punishment of crimes whereof the party shall have 
been convicted," which passed by a vote of 87 to 76. 

On the 1 8th of February, the House proceeded to consider a 
bill for the establishment of a separate territorial government in 
the southern part of the Missouri Territory — a territory which 
now constitutes the State of Arkansas. Mr. Taylor, of New York, 
moved to amend the same by inserting the following proviso : 
"All children born of slaves within the said territory shall be free, 
but may be held to service until the age of twenty-five years," 
which amendment was carried by a vote of 75 to 73. A motion 
was afterward made to recommit the bill, with instructions to the 
committee to amend by striking out that clause. The vote stood 
88 to 88, and was decided in the affirmative by the Speaker. Mr. 
Upham voted against the bill as thus amended. It passed by a 
majority of 2 votes. 

During this second session of the 15th Congress the State of 
Illinois was declared admitted to the Union, and the President 
was authorized to take possession of Florida, agreeably to the 
treaty of the 22d of Feb., 1819. The 15th Congress ended on 
the 3d of March, 1819. 

The T6th Congress commenced on Monday, the i6th day of 
December, 1819, During the second session of the 15th Con- 
gress, a bill providing for the admission of Missouri, which con- 
tained a clause prohibiting slavery in the proposed State, was 
passed by a vote of 87 to 76. On the ist of March, 1820, the 
House of Representatives again passed a similar bill by a vote of 

Upham Genealogy. 177 

91 to 82 ; for both of which bills Mr. Upham voted. The restric- 
tion as to slavery was stricken out, however, by the Senate, and 
the House, at a late hour on the following night, agreed to the 
amendment, by a vote of 90 to 87. Mr. Upham voted against the 
amended bill, which was passed by a majority of 3 only; and 
had every member of the House been present and voted, it is be- 
lieved the vote would have stood 92 to 92. This bill, as usual, 
provided for the admission of Missouri whenever she should frame 
a constitution acceptable to Congress. 

The second session of the i6th Congress opened on the 
13th day of Dec, 1820.- Mr. Clay having resigned the office of 
Speaker of the House, it was not till the third day of afi animated 
contest, and at the twenty-second balloting, that his place was 
filled. William Lowndes, a distinguished statesman of South 
Carolina, received 42 votes, and John W. Taylor 76, one vote 
more than was necessary for a choice overall the other candidates, 
and was accordingly elected. During this contest Mr. Upham's 
influence was exerted with effect in favor of Mr. Taylor. 

The next day Mr. Lowndes, of the select committee to whom 
was referred the constitution formed for their government by the 
people of Missouri, reported a resolve setting forth that Missouri 
had complied with the act of the 6th of March, 1820, and formed 
a republican government, and declaring her admission into the 
Union. Then ensued a strife equally stormy with that which had 
prevailed during the previous session, on the same subject. On 
Wednesday, Dec. 14, the resolve for the admission of Missouri 
into the Union was rejected, by a vote of 93 to 79. Finally, at 
the close of the session, Mr. Clay, from the joint committee, re- 
ported a resolve for the admission of Missouri, which passed by a 
vote of 87 to 81. 

During the whole of this long and exciting discussion, through 
three terms of Congress, and in which the public mind was inter- 
ested to a degree without precedent or example since, Mr. Upham's 
vote was throughout recorded against the extension of slavery. 

He also voted, during this session, for a resolve, introduced by 
Mr. Clay, that the House of Representatives would give its con- 
stitutional support to the President, whenever he should deem it 
expedient to recognize the independence of the Spanish provinces 
of South America, which passed by a vote of 87 to 68. While a 
member of this Congress, he also voted for the admission of Ala- 
bama and Maine into the Union. 

In 1 82 1 Mr. Upham was elected representative for the third 
time, and thereby became a member of the 17th Congress; 

178 Upham Genealogy. 

that is, a member of the House for the sessions of 1821-22, and 
1822-23. There were but few subjects of importance or interest 
on which the 17th Congress was called to legislate. Neverthe- 
less, on the 23d of February, 1823, on motion of Hon. Charles 
Fenton Mercer, then of Virginia, the following resolve was adopted 
by the House of Representatives : 

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to 
enter upon and prosecute, from time to time, such negotiations with 
the several maritime powers of Europe and America, as he may 
deem expedient for the effectual abolition of the African slave 
trade, and its ultimate denunciation djs, piracy, imder the laws of na- 
tions, by the consent of the civilized world. 

This act was the fruit of much counsel and long deliberation, 
and was postponed from previous Congresses, to secure more 
unanimity, in order to give more solemn and imposing dignity to 
this national condemnation of the slave trade, and the appeals 
in consequence to be addressed to the civilized world. Many of 
the legislators who voted for this act regarded it as one of the 
most memorable transactions in their political lives. 

This measure, supported by Mr. Upham and by many others 
of the most patriotic and distinguished statesmen of that day, was 
passed, 131 members voting for the resolve, and only 3 against it. 
The Congress of the United States having thus, of all the legislative 
bodies, assumed the initiative in this matter, exerted its influence 
with other countries so efficiently, that the slave trade was speed- 
ity declared piracy by the law of nations. 

The 17th Congress closed its session on the 3d of March, 1823. 
Previous to this, Mr. Upham had declined to become again a 
candidate for the office which he had so honorably filled for the 
last six years; and, bidding adieu to Congress and public life, he 
returned to the quiet of his village and the bosom of his family. 

There were many reasons why Mr. Upham wished to withdraw 
from public life. His health had been seriously injured by the 
climate at Washington, and by an attack of inflammation of the 
lungs there in the spring of 1820. He had, moreover, observed, 
that causes were in operation which must produce great and funda- 
mental changes in the political aspect of the country; that events, 
to which the then existing parties owed their origin, were begin- 
ning to lose their power, and the progress of time was developing 
new interests, which would again convulse the State, and become 
the source of new political organizations. Mr. Upham had acted 
an important part during these transition states of the Republic, 
and knew well the violence of the struggles which accompany the 

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change. Therefore, enfeebled in health, and needing repose, he 
determined to retire completely from public life, at a period when 
the political storm was yet distant. 

The storm came, but Mr. Upham, personally acquainted with 
the candidates for the presidency, and clearly appreciating the 
principles which they represented, chose rather by precept^ and 
example to calm the fury of political strife and soften the bitter- 
ness of party feeling, than to become personally engaged in the 
combat. He steadily pursued this course during the violent con- 
test between Mr. Adams and Gen. Jackson. In every position 
in which he was placed he maintained, with dignity and skill, the 
ground which he had taken. 

In 1828, the year preceding his death, his son-in-law, Hon. 
David Barker, representative in Congress from the district pre- 
viously represented by Mr. Upham, addressed the Whigs assembled 
at Rochester, on the anniversary of our national independence. 
His address was an eloquent exposition of the position of the par- 
ties at that time, and was followed by a public dinner, at which 
Mr. Upham presided. At this period political feeling was run- 
ning high, and it was hoped that Mr. Upham would take the 
occasion to designate his views in relation to the opposing parties. 
But this he avoided, and on rising contented himself with offer- 
ing the following sentiment: " Our next President," — and pausing 
a moment till the attention of all was excited, he continued: " May 
he be a man who shall reverence the Constitution and the laws." 
A sentiment Avhich instantly commended itself to all present, and 
was received with great applause. 

Early in the summer of 1S29 Mr. Upham was attacked with a 
bilious fever, followed by an organic disease of the liver, which 
terminated his life on the morning of the loth of July, 1829, being 
55 years and i month old. He was buried at Rochester. 

Having reference to his relations with his fellow townsmen, and 
his general and personal characteristics, his son says: 

" In his local duties as a citizen, he was especially active in devis- 
ing good, and in his efforts for the prospective improvement of so- 
ciety. Throughout his residence in Rochester he had taken a deep 
interest in the promotion of education, and especially in the pros- 
perity of the village schools. He procured for them the best 
teachers, and induced many to educate their sons, who otherwise 
would not have done so; and in accordance with his views on this 
subject, five of his own children received a collegiate education. 

" He was a firm and liberal supporter of religious institutions, 
and ministers of religion ever found a cordial welcome at his 

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home. He never united with the church; truly consoling, how- 
ever, were the hopes of his friends in his death. Some time pre- 
vious to his decease, having received a visit from a clergyman, he 
requested that he would pray for him. ' How shall I pray for 
you ? ' replied the minister. ' Pray for me as a penitent sinner,' 
was his answer — an answer ladened with hopes of heaven. 

" He was six feet and four inches high, well formed and per- 
fectly erect; in middle life his hair was black, his forehead was 
high, his eyes blue, his nose Roman, and complexion clear. 
Morse's celebrated picture of the House of Representatives, which 
was painted while he was in Congress, contains an accurate like- 
ness of him. 

" His character was such that, in whatever sphere he was called 
to act, he won the esteem of all who knew him. He was endowed 
with strong reasoning powers, together with a remarkable quick- 
ness of perception. He was also distinguished for his strength of 
memory; and would repeat numerous texts, with prominent por- 
tions of discourses, which he had heard in his early youth. He 
was fond of theological investigations, a taste for which he had 
imbibed while listening at the fireside of his father to discussions 
on doctrinal theology, so prevalent at that period. On all subjects 
he was a formidable adversary to encounter in an argument — an 
exercise to which he was naturally inclined, and which was pecu- 
liarly calculated to call out the powers of his intellect. It was a 
common remark that no one ever worsted him in debate; for, if he 
failed to convince the judgment, he was sure, by his wit and skill 
at repartee, to win the applause of the audience. He possessed 
great foresight and sound judgment, and was distinguished for an 
untiring perseverance in whatever he undertook. He not only 
won the esteem, and was relied upon in a trying crisis in the 
country's history, as a leader among his own particular friends, 
and their favorite candidate for four successive Congresses, but 
he commanded equally the respect and regard of his political 
opponents. In all the relations of life his integrity was unim- 
peachable, and his death has left a void in the community which 
has been most deeply lamented." 

The following is a brief extract from the remarks of Dr. Upham 
with reference to his mother: 

"Mrs. Judith (Cogswell) Upham, who survived her husband 
several years, was admitted to communion with the Congregational 
Church in Rochester, May 8, 1831; she died on Sunday morning, 
April 30, 1837, aged 61 years, i month and 4 days. She was an 
only daughter, and received her education almost entirely in her 

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father^s house; this home had been for her a school of benevo- 
lence, in which she had freely and readily learned the great lesson 
of love for all mankind; and it was the deep and natural impulse 
of her heart to pity and relieve the poor and unfortunate. In the 
control of her household and in the parental education of her 
children, she was calm, dignified and beneficent. In stature she 
was five feet and eleven inches high, her hair was dark brown, 
forehead high, nose Grecian, mouth small, eyes blue, complexion 
fair. Her form was full and well proportioned, and her voice 
peculiarly melodious." 

Nathaniel Upham and his wife, Judith, had: 

286 I Thomas Cogswell, b. Jan. 30, 1799; grad. Dartmouth 

College, 18 18, and Andover, 1821; m. Phebe Lord, 
of Kennebunk, Me., and was pastor of the Congre- 
gational church in Rochester, and afterward for 
many years Prof, of Mental and Moral Philosophy, 
and Plebrew, at Bowdoin College; d. April 2, 1872. 

287 II Nathaniel Gookin, b. Jan. 8, 1801, in Deerfield; grad. 

Dartmouth College, 1820; m. Betsey W. Lord, and 
(2) Eliza W. Burnham. He was a lawyer of Con- 
cord, N. H., and later one of the associate justices 
of the Superior Court of N. H.; d. Dec. 11, 1S69. 

III Mary, b. Sept. 16, 1802; m. Hon. David Barker, Jr., 

of Rochester, grad. H. C, 1815, M. C, 1827, d. 
April I, 1834. She m. (2) Nov. 30, 1835, Ebenezer 
Coe, of Bangor, Me. They had: Albert Upham Coe, 
b. in Northwood, N. H., Dec. 8, 1837, grad. Bow- 
doin, 1857, and of Jefferson Medical College, Phila- 
delphia, 1 86 1, in the practice of medicine at Bangor, 
Me., 1888; m. May 23, 1867, Sada L. Harthorn, dau. 
of Paul Dudley Harthorn, of Bangor. 

IV Alfred, b. July 27, 1804, grad. Dartmouth Med. Col; 

m. Sophia Henderson, and was for many years in 
the practice of medicine in New York City; he d. Nov. 
16, 1878. They had: Charles W., who was at 39 E. 
4th St., New York City, 1888; and he had sons, 
Albert and Charles. 
V Timothy, b. March 5, 1807, in Rochester; studied 
medicine in Portsmouth, and in 1827 attended his 
first course of lectures at Bowdoin, but completed 
his course in Washington, D.C., received his degree of 
M. D. from Columbia College, D. C, 1829; in 1830 
commenced practice of medicine in Waterford, N.Y., 

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where he d. Aug. 7, 1843, unm. ; buried in the Epis- 
copal burying-ground at Waterford. The editor of 
the Knickerbocker Magazine (Nov., 1843, p. 503) 
said: *' Dr. Upham was a gentleman of a highly dis- 
tinguished family in New Hampshire, whose mind 
led him to appreciate talent whenever and wherever 
he encountered it. Scientific and literary honors 
were tendered him from high sources previous to his 
demise; but it pleased God to summon him to that 
heaven which is constantly enriching itself with the 
spoils of earth." 
288 VI Joseph Badger, b. Dec. 11, 1808, at Rochester; m. 
Sarah Chase Currier; a merchant of Portsmouth, N. 
H., in early life, and later for many years collector 
of the port; he d. in Portsmouth, March 12, 1889. 
VII Judith Almira, b. March 26, 181 1, in Rochester; m. 
June 29, 1831, James Bell, b. Nov. 13, 1804, in 
Francestown, N. H., grad. Bowdoin College, 1822, 
member of the Legislature from Exeter, N. H., 1846, 
and from Gilford, 1850; U. S. senator from N. H, 
1855; d. May 26, 1857. (He was the son of Samuel 
Bell, who was five years governor of N. H., and 
twelve years U. S. senator from that State, and his 
wife Mehitable Bowen Dana.) They had: 

A Mary Anne Bell, b. May 16, 1832, in Exeter, 
N. H.; m. May 21, 1862, Nathaniel Gilman 
White, of Lawrence, Mass., grad. Bowdoin 
College, a lawyer, and president of Boston 
and Maine R. R., d. at Little Boars Head, 
N. H., Sept. 20, 1886, ae. 65. They had: 

1 Elizabeth AValker White, b. July 26, 1863. 

2 Clara Bell White, b. March 15, 1866, d. 

July 18, 1867. 

3 Nathaniel White, b. Dec. 12, 1869, d. 

March 26, 187 1. 
B Eliza Upham Bell, b. July 28, 1834; she was 

living at Exeter, 1889. 
C Lucy Bell, b. March 9, 1838. 
D James Dana Bell, b. Aug. 30, 1840; m. Mary 
Annie Bugbee, of Lebanon, N. H., Aug. 20, 
1868. They had: 

I Frank Upham Bell, b. Sept. 3, 1869; 
in business at Lebanon, 1889. 

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2 Percy Bugbee Bell, b. in Lebanon, 1875; 
d. at Hawthorn, Florida, 1883. 
E Charles Upham Bell, b. Feb. 26, 1843; m. at 
Lawrence, Mass., Nov. 21, 1872, Helen Maria 
Pitman, of Laconia, N. H., who d. March 28, 
1883. He m. (2) April 10, 1884, Elizabeth 
Woodbury Pitman. He had by wife Helen: 

1 Alice Lyon Bell, b. Oct. 21, 1873. 

2 Mary White Bell, b. July 25, 1875. 

3 Joseph Pitman Bell, b. Jan. 10, 1877. 

4 Helen Pitman Bell, b. June 27, 1879. 
Vni Hannah Elizabeth, b. Dec. 18, 1813; d. March 14, 


IX Ruth Cogswell, b. April 15, 1815; m. Dr. John M. 
Berry, of Somersworth, N. H., 1836. She d. May 
2, 1869, at the home of her daughter Julia, who was 
wife of Rev. J. C Thompson, of Pottstown, Pa. 
X Francis William, b. Sept. 10, 1817; m. Elizabeth 
Brewer; m. (2) Elizabeth R. Kendall. He was a 
graduate of Bowdoin College, 1838, LL. D., and a 
lawyer of New York City. 

XI Albert Gookin, b. July 10, 1819; graduated from 
Bowdoin College in 1840, studied medicine with his 
brother. Dr. Timothy, of Waterford, N. Y., attended 
medical lectures in Albany and Castleton, and re- 
ceived in the latter institution, in 1842, the appoint- 
ment of Prof, of Pathological Anatomy. He sailed 
for Europe in the autumn of 1842, to prosecute his 
studies in Paris, where he remained until the spring 
of 1844; then making a tour of the Continent, he 
returned and settled, in 1844, as a physician in Bos- 
ton, Mass., where he died after a brief illness, June 
16, 1847. His death was a great sorrow to his 
family and friends, and a great loss to the medical 
profession. (The foregoing from the Cogswell Gene- 
alogy.) In Oct., 1845, ^^' Upham published the 
first that had ever been published on the genealogy 
of the Uphams in the United States, a small volume 
containing 102 pages, entitled "Notices of the Life 
of John Upham, the First Inhabitant of New Eng- 
land who bore that Name; together with An Ac- 
count of such of his Descendants as were the An- 
cestors of Hon. Nathaniel Upham of Rochester, 

184 Upham Genealogy. 

N. H.; with a short sketch of the Life of the Latter." 
The material which was gathered by Dr. Upham at 
that time has been the basis of all that has since 
been written upon the origin of the Uphams in this 
country, or any branch of them. But for the pages 
of this little book, it is quite positive this genealogy 
would not have been compiled; and those of the 
L^pham posterity who are interested in this subject 
may feel that they owe a debt of gratitude to his 
memory. It is said that with his death went out a 
fund of valuable information concerning the Uphams 
which may never have been recovered. The N. E. 
Gen. and Hist. Register, Vol. i, pages 365-8, con- 
tains a biographical sketch of Dr. Albert Gookin 
The Rochester Courier^ of December 14, 1888, contained the 
following with reference to this family: 


Twenty years ago there was a stately old mansion on Main 
street in our village, that was the pride of the older residents of 
Norway Plains, and the admiration of all lovers of the antique in 
house architecture. It occupied a lot nearly opposite the Congre- 
gational church, and for a quarter of a century had each morning 
smiled recognition to the old meeting-house over the way, or ever 
since the latter had taken its march from the common to its pres- 
ent location. The " goodly dwelling " stood back a proper dis- 
tance from the street, and was two stories in height, painted white, 
Avith green blinds. A fine old porch, built after that quaint fashion 
that house builders style " closed in," graced the front, and elegant 
workmanship was displayed about it, from the wide paneled 
door with its big brass handle and great knocker, also of brass, 
and fan-light with gilded blind, to the delicate railing on top. 
Over the porch woodbine wandered, creeping through the railing, 
while below on the old terrace, in front of the house, myrtle, the 
old-fashioned ivy-leaved, blue flowered, grew in profusion, cover- 
ing the banks completely, the starry blossoms in early spring ex- 
pressing their language of love. A paved walk of brick led in 
through the grassy yard up to the entrance door, where were stone 
steps, hammered in ancient fashion and as solid as the foundation 
of the old mansion itself. 

This, reader, was the " Old Upham mansion," as it was desig- 
nated by the villagers, and was to Rochester what the Governor 
Langdon mansion is to-day to Portsmouth — the finest of its early 

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residences, and which I did not fail to pass by on the occasion of 
my visit to the old town last summer, that I have never before 
spoken of in my sketches. 

Nathaniel Upham, who erected the Upham house, came to 
Rochester about the year 1802, and was an early merchant here, 
after people had begun to choose Norway Plains as a place for 
business instead of old Haven Hill, the early settlement. That 
old place had begun to decline ; there was no water-power there, 
and here could be found the finest needed for grist-mills, saw-mills 
or for any manufacturing purposes. Yet what year Mr. Upham 
built his residence I am unable to tell, but it was about the time 
the Woodman mansion was erected, or a little later. Indeed, 
there is an old tradition that a man, name unknown to me, com' 
menced to build the last named and failed up. Lawyer Woodman 
and Upham both fancied it, but the lawyer "won the day," as 
lawyers usually do, when Mr. Upham declared he would build one 
that should eclipse it. His domicile was not so showy in the ex- 
terior, but the interior was made finer and the house was in reality 
the nicest one, the materials and the workmanship being of the 
best, the latter exquisite in the spacious front parlors, 

Mr. Upham was one of the old-time merchants, they used to 
be called traders then, and he kept in his store every thing called 
for by the public, from a gentleman's silk pocket handkerchief to 
a hogshead of rum. He was courteous and affable, and in this 
way drew much custom and trade to his store, which was some 
little ways above his house on the opposite side of the street. He 
probably entered the store previous to the dwelling, but he came, 
I think, as I said before, in 1802. He was a native of Deerfield, 
and had been with his brother Timothy Upham in his store at 
Portsmouth, where he learned the trade, for trade it is. 

In those times Rochester had a large trade with the up-country 
people, those who lived above the lake, and even to the Connecti- 
cut river. Portsmouth was usually their destination, though many 
went to Dover with their butter, cheese, etc., while others stopped 
at Rochester, particularly if it happened to be late in the season 
when they arrived, or the sleighing poor. I fancy there are many 
persons living in the village to-day who can recollect the long file 
of teams. It was like a procession, the strong horses attached to 
great pungs driven by thrifty farmers traveling together on their 
way to market. Alas ! they will be seen no more ! 

Mr. Upham's mercantile life occasioned frequent visits to Ports- 
mouth and also journeys to Boston, yet to the last-named city I 
think he went not oftener than twice a year. The journey was a 

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long one then. It took much more time than it does now, but 
when the old-time merchant returned from the above-named bus- 
iness centers he had much interesting news to communicate to his 
customers, for he was a keen observer and ready talker, and one 
thing that I always admired in the man, he was not a jealous per- 
son and enjoyed a jest and a laugh. He also did not mind repeat- 
ing a joke at his own expense. 

In person he was tall and his limbs very long, yet he carried 
himself well and was a real gentleman of the old school. It used 
to be remarked that he was a " gentleman trader," while he always 
wore ruffled bosomed shirts like the aristocratic Portsmouth mer- 
chants, and enjoyed smoking his cigar every morning before his 
place of business. He was one of the first men of his adopted 
town, and was Avell and favorably known in the State. I think 
old Norway Plains never had a more public-spirited citizen or 
successful business man than " Squire Upham," as he grew to be 
known. He became interested in political affairs, and in 1811-12 
was a member of the governor's council. In 1817 he was chosen 
a representative to Congress from our first district. It was an 
honor fitly bestowed and he represented for three consecutive 
terms, from 181 7 to 1823, the old first district ably, faithfully and 
honorably. Of course he was known at Washington as Hon. 
Nathaniel Upham, M. C, from New Hampshire, and passed his 
winters at the capital along with other prominent men of the 

The store was kept running all the same at Norway Plains dur- 
ing his absence from Rochester, his clerk being a young man 
polite and obliging, named John Chapman, good looking and in- 
telligent also, who, I believe, came from Northwood, a town near 
Congressman Upham's early home. Young Chapman afterward 
married Miss Louisa Barker, the daughter of David Barker, an 
early and influential resident of Rochester, while Mr. Upham's 
daughter, Mary, had married David Barker, Jr., who several years 
later was the congressman from the same district as his father-in- 
law, representing it from 1827 to 1829, and being one of Roches- 
ter's ablest young lawyers. 

Nathaniel Upham married Judith Cogswell of Gilmanton. She 
was the daughter of Hon. Thomas Cogswell, and the family is 
one of honorable mention in our State like the Wentworth family. 
Mrs. Upham was a true woman, and a lady beloved by all who 
knew her. She is said to have been above the medium height 
and quite portly in person, with a kind, motherly face and pleasing 
manner. As mistress of the beautiful Upham mansion her social 

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success was great. I am not certain that she accompanied her 
husband to Washington during his congressional career, but she 
was fitted to adorn any position in life. 

The Upham children were 1 1 in number, 7 sons and 4 daugh- 
ters. "They were handsome because they looked intelligent," 
says an old resident, and I think there is much in that remark to 
think about. Yet they were a family of great ability. One little 
daughter, Hannah Elizabeth, died in infancy; the rest lived to 
grow up, Alfred Upham was the oldest of the boys, and he be- 
came a physician known as Dr. Upham, and located in New York. 
I think he married a Miss Henderson, sister of the late Charles 
Henderson. Thomas Cogswell Upham, the second boy, was born 
in Deerfield in 1799, so Rochester cannot claim him among her 
famous sons. Yet he was only three years old when the- family 
made our good old town their future home. He was the most dis- 
tinguished of the Upham children, and was sent to college by his 
father, who thoroughly educated every child, and graduated at 
Dartmouth in 18 18. He became a Congregational minister, and 
for 2 years, from 1823 to 1825, was colleague pastor of our old 
Congregational church, the oldest in town, and the beloved 
assistant of good Parson Haven, who having out-preached his 
voice, eyesight and congregation, was glad to have his valuable 
aid in dispensing his ministerial duties. Years afterward, when 
he was a professor in Bowdoin College, Mr. Upham wrote out his 
" Pastoral Experiences and Reminiscences in Rochester," which 
were not published till after his death, and I think there has never 
been any thing more interesting of Rochester written than those 
papers contain. He tells us how and why he went to board at 
John Smith's, the village blacksmith, who kept the village library 
at his house, and of Arabella, the beautiful daughter, who brought 
him the books he desired to read. We also learn of his visits to 
the farmers living in the suburbs of the village, old Farmer Hussey 
in particular, and of the meetings he held at the dingy school- 
houses in several districts; of his call on old Mrs. Welch, who 
resided in the vicinity of Meaderboro, I think, and was a reputed 
witch. Those papers gave one an insight into the manners of 60 
years ago, and a deal of good religious suggestion and instruction. 

Thomas C. Upham was made Professor of Mental and Moral 
Philosophy in Bowdoin College in 1825, and left Rochester. 
Many years after he traveled in Europe, Egypt and Palestine, and 
he was the author of numerous books, having a world wide repu- 
tation as a theological writer. His "Mental Philosophy" has 
been used as a text-book in our educational schools. In 1859 

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" The Life of Faith," by Prof. Upham, was republished in Eng- 
land, and the British Standard %2\dL of it: 

"The book is the man developed; the book is the man em- 
bodied. Every page bespeaks the high intellect of Dr. Upham. 
The book is a great treasure and we welcome the English edition 
as a most important accession to our experimental theology. 

Was not that high enough praise ? 

Prof. Upham was the author of some beautiful poems, and his 
'* Song of the Pilgrims " will never be forgotten by one who has 
read it. I like best now that little poem entitled : 


I hear the tinkling camel's bell 

;Peneath the shade of Ebal's mount 
And men and beast at Jacob's well 

Bow down to taste the living fount. 

Samaria's daughter, too, doth share 

The draught that earthly thirst can quell ? 

But who is this that meets her there? 
What voice is this at Jacobus well ? 

" Ho ! ask of me, and I will give. 

From my own life thy lips supply; 
I am the fount; drink, drink and live ; 
No more to thirst, no more to die !" 

Strange mystic words, but words of heaven, 

And they who drink to-day, as then, 
To them shall inward life be given. 

Their souls shall never thirst again. 

Prof. Upham died at Brunswick, Me,, in 1872, aged 73 years. 

Another son of Nathaniel Upham was Nathaniel G. Upham, 
who was born in Rochester. He also graduated at Dartmouth 
College like his brother Thomas, but unlike him he was distin- 
guished for his legal knowledge, since he was a lawyer and a very 
smart one. He opened an office first at Bristol and afterward 
settled in Concord. From 1833 to 1843 he was one of the judges 
of the Superior Court. In 1853 he was commissioner to London 
"for adjustment of claims between citizens of the United States 
and Great Britain against the government of either country." 
After this he was general agent of the Concord railroad, remain- 
ing in that position nearly to the close of his life. He died in 
1869. He had considerable poetic talent and wrote beautiful 

The fourth son of the old time Rochester merchant was Tim- 
othy Upham, who was also a doctor, and a young man of great 

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promise. He died soon after commencing practice, at Saratoga, 
N. Y. 

Joseph B. Upham, the fifth son, followed a mercantile life and 
was collector of customs at Portsmouth. 

Francis W, Upham, the sixth, is a resident of New York, and is 
known as an able theological writer. 

Albert G. Upham, the youngest boy, born in 1819, graduated 
at Bowdoin College and completed his medical studies in Europe, 
while this makes the third doctor in the Upham family. He died 
in Boston of ship fever, and was buried at Rochester in the old 
cemetery below the village. 

Squire Upham was very proud of his boys and much pleased 
with their success in the world, and well he might have been. It 
is related that one day a customer, or villager, was at his store, 
when the old merchant, as if to enlighten him a little, with an air 
of satisfaction, said : " I have brought up my boys to look after 
my several interests. I have educated Tim to look after my 
health, I have educated Nat to look after my worldly affairs, and 
Tom I have educated to look after my spiritual affairs." 

"Well, I pity poor Tom," rejoined the customer. 

Squire Upham's daughters were Mary, Judith C., and Ruth. 
As I have already mentioned, Mary married David Barker, while 
it has been ably said, " She was a very able woman and full of 
good works." Judith C, her mother's namesake, married James 
Bell, of Exeter, once United States senator from New Hampshire. 
Ruth became the wife of Dr. John M. Berry, of Rochester, and 
lived after the decease of her parents for a long time in the ele- 
gant old mansion on Main street. 

Four members of the Upham family are interred in our old 
cemetery in a plot of ground inclosed by a light iron fence. The 
headstones erected to their memory are handsome white marble, 
and the inscriptions or epitaphs interesting to read. I have 
copied them for the readers of this sketch of the notable family: 



memory of 

Hon. Nathaniel Upham, 

who died July 10, 1829, 

Aged S3 years. 

Beloved and useful in private life, valued and honored in his 

public services, his memory is cherished while his body sleeps in 

the dust. 

190 Upham Genealogy. 

To our mother, 

Judith C, 

Relict of 

Hon. Nathaniel Upham 

of Rochester, daughter of 

Hon. Thomas Cogswell 

of Gilmanton. 

Died April i, 1837, 

Aged 6^. 

By her children. 

Here she must rest till the resurrection morn. 


To the memory of 

Albert G. Upham, M. D., 

youngest son of 

Hon. Nathaniel and Judith C. Upham, 

Born July 10, 18 19, 

Died in Boston, June 16, 1847. 

aged 28 years. 

Graduated at Bowdoin College in 1840, 

At the medical schools, Paris, 1844. 

Distinguished for eminent attainment and great promise. 

He died in the full assurance of a Christian's hope. 

Greatly beloved and most deeply lamented. 

In memory of 

Hannah Elizabeth, 

daughter of 

Nathaniel and Judith C. Upham, 

who departed this life 

March 8, 1814, 

aged three months. 

Tho' in dust the lovely infant lies, 

Her soul enlarged resumes her native skies. 

143. General Timothy' Upham (Timothy^ Timothy^ 
Phineas^ Phineas^ Phineas''', John'), of Portsmouth, N. H., b. in 
Deerfield, N. H., in 1782; m. Eliza Adams, daughter of William 
and Hannah Adams, of Middleton, Conn., who d. March 18, 1854, 
in her 69th year. The following military — and otherwise — 
record of Gen. Timothy Upham is from Dr. Upham's " Notices ": 

" Gen. Timothy Upham received his first appointment in the 
army as major, in March, 1812, and in July following received his 
commission in the nth U. S. Infantry. In June he was placed 

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in command of the forts and harbor of Portsmouth, with the 
superintendent of the recruiting service, in a district composing 
the southern part of New Hampshire and the county of York, in 
the State of Maine. 

"In September he joined his regiment at Plattsburgh, N. Y. ; 
in November, advanced with the army to Champlain, on the 
Canada line; from whence, after some severe skirmishing, and 
much suffering of the troops for want of suitable supplies of 
winter clothing, the army returned to Plattsburgh. The nth and 
some other regiments passed over to Burlington, and went into 
winter quarters. 

" Major Upham was soon after ordered to Portland to superin- 
tend the recruiting service of the State of Maine and in part of 
New Hampshire. In April, 1813, having, with the officers under 
his command, enlisted upwards of two thousand men, and sent 
them forward to join their respective regiments, he repaired to 
Burlington with the winter clothing of his regiment, the first they 
had received. There he received an order to select a battalion of 
five hundred men from his regiment and proceed with all possible 
despatch to Sackett^s Harbor. This march was accomplished in 
fourteen days, with a heavy train of baggage for the army, via 
Johnstown and the Northern State road. He arrived there in 
May and remained there and in the vicinity v\^ith his battalion un- 
til October, when the army, then under the command of Gen. 
Wilkinson, was embarked in boats, with orders to descend the St. 
Lawrence and form a junction with the troops then under the 
command of Gen. Hampton, at some point on the St. Lawrence, 
above Montreal, with a view to a joint attack on that place. 

"Maj. Upham had, in October, 1813, previous to leaving Sack- 
ett's Harbor, been promoted to lieut.-col. of the 21st Infantry, 
Col. Miller's fam.ous regiment, but remained with his battalion of 
the nth to the close of the campaign. In descending the St. 
Lawrence he had the command of one division of the boats, and 
passed the enemy's batteries at Fort Prescott under a heavy can- 
nonade with very trifling loss, and proceeded immediately down 
the river to the head of the Longue Saiit, a rapid in the St. Law- 
rence of several miles in extent. At this point the troops, with 
the exception of those required to manage the boats, proceeded 
by land, leaving Col. Upham in his division of boats with about 
300 men, selected from the several regiments which composed the 

" On arriving at Cornwall, below the rapids, it was ascertained 
that the enemy were following with considerable force, and a 

192 XJpHAM Genealogy. 

flotilla of gunboats. In consequence of this information, Col. 
Upham now received orders to place his boats in safety, land his 
men and hold them in readiness for such service as might be re- 
quired. The main body of the army, under Gen. Brown, having 
proceeded down the river, the enemy commenced an attack on its 
rear guard, under Gen. Covington, who, being pressed hard. Col. 
Upham was ordered to reinforce him. While advancing to exe- 
cute this order, he met the general mortally wounded, who 
directed him to press forward and report to Gen. Boyd. 

" On his arrival near the field of battle, known as Chrystler's 
Field he met the troops retreating for want of ammunition 
through the woods which skirted the field. Col. Upham was di- 
rected by Gen. Boyd to push forward and hold the enemy in 
check until ammunition could be procured from the boats. His 
division immediately engaged the enemy and held them in check 
for nearly an hour, when he received an order to retreat and em- 
bark his men on board the boats, which he succeeded in doing, 
having effectually checked the enemy. 

" His loss in this action, in killed and wounded, was large in 
proportion to the number engaged, being nearly one-fifth of the 
whole. The boats then passed down the river to take in a large 
detachment which had proceeded by land and which had not been 

" On arriving at the mouth of French Creek, information was 
received from Gen. Hampton that he was on his return to Platts- 
burgh, having been somewhat severely handled by the enemy in 
the neighborhood of Chateaugay and fallen short of provisions. 
The object of the expedition was therefore defeated, and the army 
retired up French Creek to a convenient place and commenced 
building huts for winter quarters. 

" Col. Upham was now ordered to repair to the seaboard on re- 
cruiting service, on which duty he was employed till the July fol- 
lowing, when he was ordered to join the 21st Infantry at Buffalo. 
On his arrival there, he found his regiment at Fort Erie, and he 
immediately crossed over and assumed command of it. Fort 
Erie was at this time closely invested by a force double in number 
to the garrison. After suffering a severe loss by the cannonade 
and bombardment, which continued without interruption for 
nearly forty days, our troops having been reinforced by a brigade 
of New York militia, it was determined to try the strength of the 
enemy by a sudden attack on their works. Accordingly about the 
middle of September a sortie was made at noon, the enemy's 
works all carried, and his guns spiked before his reserve, which 

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was encamped at some distance, could be brought up. Our 
troops then retired to the fort. In this action the loss of the 
enemy in killed, wounded and prisoners was over six hundred 
men; and our own was not much less, and included a large num- 
ber of the higher grade of officers — being the most bloody ac- 
tion which was fought during the war, in proportion to the num- 
bers engaged. The next day the enemy abandoned his works and 
retreated toward Kingston. The regiment was much reduced, and 
Lieut.-Col. Upham's health having become greatly impaired, he 
was again ordered to the seaboard, and instructed to report to 
Gen. Dearborn, at Boston. 

" The command of the station at Portsmouth was assigned to 
him, but his health was so severely affected he was unable, during 
the winter and for several months after, to leave his quarters. On 
the cessation of hostilities he resigned his commission in the army, 
and in the spring of 1816 was appointed by President Madison 
collector of customs at Portsmouth, which office he continued to 
hold, under the appointment of Presidents Monroe and Adams, 
until 1829. In 1819 he was appointed brigadier-general of the 
First Brigade New Hampshire Militia, and, in 1820, major-general 
of the First Division. In 1841 he was appointed navy agent at 
Portsmouth by President Harrison, which office he resigned in the 
spring of 1845. He then removed to Charlestown, Mass., where 
he died November 2, 1855." 

Timothy Upham and his wife, Eliza Adams, had: 

I William Adams; d. July 25, 1843, at New Orleans, 

La., se. 31. 
II EHza Adams, b. May i, 1813; m. Charles Ely, of 

Brooklyn, N. Y., June 23, 1840; d. May 11, 1885. 

III Martha Ann; m., se. ^6, June 23, 1852 (2d wife), 

Hon. Hovey K. Clark, of Detroit; d. June i, 

IV Charles Wood. 
V Charlotte Mary. 

VI Anna Maria; m. John S. Botts, of Canandaigua, N. Y. 
VII George Timothy, of San Francisco, Cal.; d. in San 
Francisco in 1857. 
VIII Hannah Louisa; m. Oct. 5, 1857, William Lathrop 
Kingsley, b. April i, 1824, editor of the JVezv Etig- 
IX Franklin Morris; d. Feb. 4, 1853. 

144. Plinyi Upham (Nathan*, Isaacs Phineas'', Phineas*, 
Phineas^, John'), of Brookfield, Mass., b. there, April i, 1779; m. 

194 Upham Genealogy. 

Dec. 30, 1802, Katherine Hastings, who was b. May 2, 1783, the 
dau. of Nevinson and Experience (Wright) Hastings; she d. April 
25, 1859. He d. November 29, 1849. They had: 

289 I Joel Worthington, b. Oct. 24, 1803, in Brookfield; m. 

Seraphine Howe; m. (2) Lydia Wheeler; lived in 
Worcester for many years. 
n Eveline, b. Dec. 25, 1805; m. Rev. William B. Olds, 
Nov. 24, 1830, 

290 in Harvey Gilbert, b. Nov. 19, 181 7; m. Lydia Newell; 

m. (2) Cornelia Drew; lived in Worcester for many 
IV Lucy Abigail, b. Nov. 12, 1819; m. Rev. M. P. Alder- 

145. Nathan^ Upham (Nathan^ Isaac\ Phineas^ Phineas*, 
Phineas''^, John'), of Brookfield, Mass., b. there, April 25, 1786; 
m. May 31, 1807, Charlotte Rice, b. Jan. 19, 17S8, d. Sept. 6, 
1852. He d. July 26, 1820. They had: 

I Columbus Rice; d. unm., July 8, 1863, in 56th year. 
II Charles Franklin, b. March 13, 1809; for many years 
a printer on the New York Herald; d. about 1869, 

III Caroline, b. Feb. 21, 181 1; d. Aug. 15, 181 1. 

IV Maria, b. May 20, 181 2; m. Foster Ainsworth, Oct. 

29, 1832; she d. Sept. 5, 1887. Their dau. m. 
Lorenzo Henshaw. 
V Charlotte, b. Oct. 6, 1814; d. unm., Oct. 14, 1859. 
VI Frederick, b. March 15, 181 7; m. in Cohoes, N. Y. ; 
had no children; d. April 25, 1865. 
VII Lucinda Worthington, b. Sept. 19, 1819; m. Amos 
Ainsworth, June 30, 1836; m. (2) Jacob Watson; 
she d. 1887. 

146. George^ Upham (Nathan*, Isaac^, Phineas^ Phineas^ 
Phineas^ John'), of Brookfield, Mass., b. there, Feb. 23, 1789; 
m. Patty Bellows, May 26, 1814, who was b. in Paxton, Saturday, 
May 2, 1795, and d. July 24, 1887, ae. 92 years, 2 mos. and 22 
days. He d. Oct. 12, 1863. They had: 

I Lucetta, b. April 14, 1815 ; d. Jan. 22, 1856, at 
5 o'clock, A. M. 
II Zeruah, b. Sept. 17, 1816; m. Rufus F. Hovey ; shed. 
Jan. 16, 1872. 

291 III Laurens, b. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 18 j 8; m. Catherine 

Prouty, in Brimfield, 1847; lived in Brookfield and 
Brimfield, Mass. 

Upham Genealogy. 195 

292 IV Nathan, b. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 1825 ; grad. (law) at 

Yale College, 1853; m. Louisa Sophia Bissell, at 
New Haven, 1856. 

147. William' Upham (DanieP, Isaac', Phineas^ PhineasS 
Phineas', John'), of Brookfield, Mass., b. there, Dec. 12, 1785; 
m. (pub.) March 3, 1805, Dorothy Winter, who d. Oct. 30, 1846; 
m, (2) widow Myra (Plympton) Howard, who soon died. He d. 
June 9, 1872, He had, by wife Dorothy: 

I William, b. Sept. 20, 1807; m. Maria Whittemore; had 
an only child, William H., who d. in infancy. 
II Joshua, b. June 27, 1809; d. Sept. 5, 1810. 

293 III Leonard, b. April 23, 181 1; m. Caroline Fay, and (2) 

Rachael Phipps; lived in Brookfield. 

294 IV Amos, b. Jan. 31, 1814; m. Sarah Jane Buxton, and 

lived in Sturbridge. 

V Fanny, b. Nov. 6, 1815; m. Aura Lombard. 
VI Lydia, b. June 23, 1817; m. William Benson. 

VII John, b. May 21, 1819; d. unm., Oct. 29, 1845. 
VIII Clarrissa, b. Oct. 20, 1822; m. Arnold Guilford; no 
IX Sophronia, b. Jan. 12, 1824; m. Hiram D. Walker; no 
X Lewis, b. Jan. 3, 1826; m. March 24, i86r, Persis 
Holmes, and had an only child, Clara P., who d. in 
XI Sophia, b, Oct. 8, 1828; m. Jefferson Richards. 

148. Washington' Upham (Daniel^ Isaac^ Phineas^ Phineas^ 
Phineas', John'), of Dudley, and Monson, Mass., b. in Brookfield, 
Mass., July i, 1801 ; m. Nov., 1825, Lydia Charles, of Brimfield, 
who was living, 18S9. He d. Jan. 3, 1876. They had: 

I Mary, b. Oct. 31, 1826; m. April 17, 1849, Royal 
II Sarah J.; m. Sept. 27, 1851, William Sherman. 

295 III Nathaniel, b. Sept., 1832; m. Betsey D. Lombard. 
IV Olive, b. 1834; m. Nov. 7, 1S55, L. Rice, who d.; m. 

(2) June 14, 1864, Leonard D. Fashel. 

V Charles, b. April 4, 1835; m. Dec. 5, t86i, Julia Blod- 

gett, and lived in Palmer, Mass.; no children. 
VI Adeline, b. Feb. 20, 1838; m. Oct. 13, 1868, Charles 

E. Stebbins. ' 
VII Louise, b. April 26, 1840; m. April 23, 1863, William 
A. Beebe, of Monson, Mass., and had a son, Marcus 
H. Beebe. 

196 Upham Genealogy. 

VIII Emeline, b. June 5, 1842; m. Sept. 25, 1867, Henry 
J. Moore. 
IX Delia A.; m. April, 1864, Hial Holmes. 
X Lydia A. ; d. early. 

14.9. Hiram^ Upham (Daniel*, Isaac', Phineas^ Phineas^ 
Phineas', John^), of Brookfield, Mass., b. there, Sept. 17, 1803; 
m. Jan. i, 1827, Chloe Winter, who d. March 19, 1852; m. (2) 
Sarah Hitchcock, Nov. 8, 1854, who d. Aug. 6, 1867; m. (3) 
Sarah Slater, March 3, 1868. He d. Feb, 14, 1869. He had, by 
first wife: 
296 I Freedom Nichols, b. Sept. 27, 1827, in Brookfield; m. 

Mary C. Morgan; lived in Brookfield. 
II Sarah Maria, b. Feb. 4, 1830; m. Nathaniel H. 

Morrill, Oct. 17, 1855, who d. June 23, 1886. 

III Julia Ann, b. Feb. 12, 1833; m. Horace Barnes, May 

31, 1854; she d. Nov. 18, 1859. 

IV Chloe Adeline, b. Jan. 2, 1835 ; m. Elias C. Pond, 

Nov. 21, 1854. 
V Hiram Francis, b. July 17, 1837; d. Jan. 27, 1849. 

150. Hon. Jabez^ Upham (Phineas*, Jabez^ Phineas'', Phineas^ 
Phineas*, John'), of Brookfield, Mass., b. there, Aug. 23, 1764; 
m. June 2, 1796, Lucy Faulkner, of Acton, Mass. (sister of William 
Emerson Faulkner, who m. Elizabeth Upham, sister of Jabez), b. 
May 16, 1770; d. Jan. 28, 1828. He was graduated at Harvard 
College, 1785. The following sketch of his life is from Davis' 
History of Sturbridge, and Southboro, Mass. 

" Jabez Upham was the first lawyer who practiced in Sturbridge; 
soon removed to Claremont, N. H., where he remained only a 
short time, thence went to Brookfield, Mass., where he engaged 
in his profession until the close of his life. Industry and perse- 
verance enabled him to rise in his profession. Fraud and decep- 
tion received from him such a rebuke as would not soon be for- 
gotten. His office was a great place for law students. He came 
to the bar when such men as Gov. Lincoln, the elder, Gov. Strong 
and Gov, Sullivan were constant attendants of the Supreme Court 
in Worcester Co., and who stood in the front rank of the profes- 
sion. The brilliant and elegant Francis Blake came to the bar 
about the same time, or soon after. Mr. Upham sustained, if not 
an equal, a very respectable standing among such men as a lawyer 
and advocate. He frequently represented his town and county 
in the Legislature ; also his district during four or six years in 

Upham Genealogy. 197 

** As a member of Congress Mr. Upham exerted a salutary in- 
fluence and was highly respected. He possessed a great share of 
that kind of useful sense known as * common sense.' Not favored 
with extraordinary endowments, unremitting application made 
him in a measure what he was. In person he was tall; he was 
dignified and gentlemanly in appearance and manners. Strict in- 
tegrity and a right sense of honorable dealing characterized his 
life. He had, many years previous to his death, made a public 
profession of religion, and it was uniformly exemplified in his daily 
deportment. He died in the midst of his usefulness at the age of 

His epitaph at West Brookfield reads : 

** Erected in memory of the Hon. Jabez Upham who died Nov. 
8, 181 1, aged 47 years. While this tomb admonishes us that we 
must also die, let the example of its possessor teach us how to 
live. Inheriting a sound and discriminating mind and early ac- 
quiring a habit of patient and indefatigable industry, what to 
most men would have been obstacles, were to him but incentives 
to execution. By perseverance he rose to eminence in his pro- 
fession as an advocate, and in character as a Legislator. In this 
last office his talents and his patriotism were conspicuous, not only 
in the councils of his native State, but in the discharge of his 
higher duties of a Representative in Congress. But the qualities 
which most endeared him to the public were not the most esti- 
mable of his character. In his domestic relations he was amiable 
and endearing, as a friend constant and affectionate, as a citizen 
independent and faithful. As a man he discharged his relative 
duties as accountable to Heaven. As a Christian he died as he 
had lived, firm in his faith and relying, through the merits of his 
Redeemer upon the mercy of his God for a glorious resurrection." 
Jabez Upham and wife, Lucy, had : 
I Charlotte; d. Feb. 26, 1812. 
297 II Henry, b. Dec. 24, 1799, in North Brookfield; he 

was graduated at Harvard College 1819, and was a 
merchant in Boston. 
Ill Harriet, b. June 5, 1801, in Brookfield; m. Horace 
Gray, a merchant of Boston, b. in Medford, Mass., 
Aug. 25, 1800; d. in Boston, July 30, 1873; she d. 
at sea, Sept. 22, 1834. They had: 

A Horace Gray, Jr., who was judge of the Su- 
perior Court of Massachusetts, and afterward 
one of the justices of the Supreme Court of 
the United States. He m. in Washington, 

198 Upham Genealogy. 

June 4, 1889, Jeanie Morrison Matthews, dau. 
of the late Hon. Stanley Matthews, justice of 
the Supreme Court of the United States. 

B Elizabeth Chipman Gray. 

D Harriet Gray. 
IV Susanna Buckminster; d. Jan. 12, 1825. 

151. Thomas^ Upham (Phineas*, Jabez", Phineas*, Phineas^, 
Phineas'^, John'), of Sturbridge, Mass., b. Dec. 21, 1766, in Brook- 
field, Mass.; m. Feb. 14, 1794, Mehitable Newell. His will proved 
Dec. 4, 1827. He was a merchant in Sturbridge. They had: 

I Clementina, b. Sept. 2, 1794. 
n French, b. May 16, 1796. 
IH George, b. April i, 1801. 
IV Timothy Newell, b. July 8, 1803. 
V Emerson Faulkner, b, Feb. 2, 1805; d. in London, 
buried in Boston, 1833. His wife, Anne Howe 
Emerson, d. se. 23, June, 1833, in Norwich, Vt. — 
as per Locke Gen. 

VI Caroline, b. Aug. 30, 1807; m. Parker, of New 

(And others.) 

152. Hon. George^ Baxter Upham (Phineas*, Jabez\ 
Phineas*, Phineas^ Phineas'^, John'), of Claremont, N. H., b, 
Dec. 27, 1768, in Brookfield, Mass.; m. Mary Duncan, of Con- 
cord, N. H., Dec. 31, 1805, ,who d. Sept. 11, 1866, se. 81. He 
was graduated at Harvard College, 1789, and was a lawyer. He 
was a member of Congress in 1801, and from 1817 to 1821. 
He was speaker of the house in the New Hampshire Legislature 
1809, and State senator in 1814 and 1815; he d. Feb. 19, 1848. 
They had: 

298 I George Baxter, b. June 18, 1807; m. Frances Ewing, 

and lived many years in Newark, Ohio. 
II Robert Harris, b. July 12, 1810; supposed to have 
d. in Texas, 1836. 
HI Frances, b. Dec. 23, 1812; m. July 27, 1837, Gen. 
I Dwight Jarvis, of Canton, O., a lawyer, and lived in 
Massillon, O.; no children; he was a major-general, 
/ and held many important positions; was b. May 27, 
' 1797; d. Jan. 28, 1863, as per Jarvis Gen.; she d. 
July 7, 1866. 
IV Mary Ann, b. Jan. 28, 1818; d. Aug. 10, 1840. 

299 V Jabez Baxter, b. May 13, 1820; grad. Dartmouth Col- 

lege, 1842, and Harvard Med. College, 1846; m. 

Upham Genealogy. 199 

Catherine Choate Bell; lived many years in Boston; 
was surgeon in the army, 1862-3; living in New 
York, 1889. 
VI Harriet Harris, b. Jan. 6, 1822; m. May 18, 1848, 
John Sidney Walker, of Claremont. They had: (i) 
Mary Duncan Walker, b. May 6, 1849; m. June 20, 
1872, Gary A. Wilson (b. in Newark, O., Oct. 3, 
1845, son of John Newman Wilson, who was b. in 
Virginia, 1799, the son of Archibald Wilson, of 
Scotland), of Newark, O.; they have Archibald 
Duncan Wilson, b. June, 1873. (2) Frances Up- 
ham Walker, b. Oct., 1850; m. Sept. 16, 1874, James 
Satterlee Worden, a lawyer of Darlington, Wis., — 
a banker in Frankfort, Kan., 1888. They had: 
Randall Duncan Worden, b. June 21, 1876, and 
Dwight Satterlee Worden, b. Aug., 1878; d. 1879. 
(3) John Sidney Walker, Jr., b. June 26, 1852; m. 
Sept., 1875, Litta A. Tutherly, of Claremont; living, 
1888, in Irving, Kan, (a banker, firm Warden & 
Walker). They had: Mary Duncan Walker, b. 
July, 1876, and Robert Tutherly Walker, b. June 
26, 1878. 
VII James Henry, b. Feb. 9, 1824; d. April 11, 1827. 

300 VIII James Phineas, b. Oct. 7, 1827; grad. Dartmouth, 

1850; m. Elizabeth Walker Rice, and lives in Clare- 
mont, where he is proprietor of extensive machine 

301 IX Edward Buckminster, b. Dec, 26, 1829; m, Margaret 

Hursthall, and lives in Massillon, O. 

153. Phineas^ Upham (Phineas^ Jabez^, Phineas^, Phineas^, 
Phineas^ John'), of Boston, Mass., b. in Brookfield, Mass., Feb. 3, 
1776; m. Mary Avery Baldwin in 1810; d. Sept. 20, i860, ae. 84. 

He was a Boston merchant of the old school. His principal 
business career was in the firm of Gussitt & Upham, which gained 
the reputation of being highly honorable and successful merchants. 
He retired from this business connection while still in the prime 
of life, and became president of the old Boston Bank; by his 
energy, integrity and sound business knowledge, the bank was 
brought from a rather doubtful position to the high financial 
standing which it has since maintained. Of his character, his son 
said of him: "He had no aspirations for ofificial position, but had 
many responsibilities placed upon him, owing to a well-deserved 
reputation for honesty of purpose coupled with sound judgment, 

200 Upham Genealogy. 

foresight, and absolute impartiality. His life was his home, and 
the affection and respect of his family and friends." 

(Mr. Upham, as well as his father, spelled his name Phinehas.) 
They had: 

I George H., b. 1811; d. Nov. 16, 1821. 
/II William, d., ae 22 mos., Aug. 20, 1815. 
•vjlll Charlotte, m. Feb. 4, 1839, Dr. William Cutler (son of 

I -^ Pliny), and d., ae. 34, May 26, 1850,, 

t IV Mary A., m. Charles Gordon, of Boston. 
I V Harriet, m. John Pickering Putnam, of Boston. 
yi Lucy A., m. Henry Tuke Parker, who d. in London, 
Eng., Aug. 18, 1890, and of whom the following is 
an obituary notice: " Mr. Henry Tuke Parker, 
formerly of Boston, who died in London on the i8th 
instant, was b. May 4, 1824, being the son of the 
late Daniel P. Parker, and was educated at Harvard, 
where he graduated from the college in 1842 and 
from the Law School in 1845. I^ ^^53 he received 
the honorary degree of A. M. from Trinity College, 
Connecticut, having already acquired an A. M. at 
Harvard. He was a corresponding member of the 
Massachusetts Historical Society, and was much 
interested in all literary matters. At times he acted 
as the agent in London of the Boston Public Library. 
Mr. Parker was married to Lucy A,, daughter of 
Phineas Upham, on Jan. 6, 1847. 
302 Vn George Phineas, b. Jan. i, 1826, in Boston; grad. of 
Harvard, 1845; m. Sarah Sprague, and was a mer- 
chant in Boston. 

154. Samuer Upham (Phineas^ Jabez^ Phineas*, Phineas^, 
Phineas^, John^), of Lowell, Vt., b. in Brookfield, Mass., May 6, 
1778; grad. Dartmouth College; m. Anne Scott, of Croftsbury, 
Vt.; he was a lawyer of superior talents, and unusual attainments; 
he d. in Lowell, May, 1861. They had: 

I Frank; was last heard of as having gone to Utah. 
n Edward; was at one time an officer in the navy. 
HI William. 

155. Dr. John Murray' Upham (Joshua^ Jabez'', Phineas*, 
Phineas^ Phineas"^, John'), of Frontenac, Ontario, Canada, b. in 
Brookfield, Mass., July 21, 1773; m. Mary Dickson, of Truro, 

Nova Scotia, who was b. 1785, dau. of Charles; m. (2) , 

in Frontenac, near Kingston, Canada. He went to the province 
of New Brunswick, with his father's family, after the Revolution- 

C-^^L^l/^^-'t^^ t^^ t/y^.£^^t\^^^. 

Of Salem, Mass. 

Upham Genealogy. 201 

ary v/ar, and was educated as a physician; immediately after leav- 
ing the medical college he received an appointment of an assistant 
surgeon in a British regiment vrhich was at that time stationed in 
St. John, N. B., but did not remain in the service; after leaving 
the army he went to a foreign part, probably to India, and did 
not return until after his father's death in 1808; for a time he 
practised medicine in Truro, and during this time was married, 
l3ut afterward went to Canada. During the war of 1812 he was in 
the British regiment known as the " Fencibles," and was probably 
in the battle of Lundy's Lane, as there was a John Upham in 
that engagement, as the records show; he was wounded in some 
engagement during this war, and left the service in 1815. He 
settled near Kingston, Canada, where he practised medicine until 
his death, in county Lennox, Ontario, date unknown. Lie had, 
by first wife : 

I A son. 
II A daughter. 
Ill Charlotte; m. Dec. 26, 1824, George Scott Flemming, 
who was b. April 13, 1798, and was drowned in 1846; 
she died August, 1844. They had one son and four 
By second wife : 

303 IV Edward, b. July 5, 1820, in the county of Lennox, 

Ontario; m. Phebe McGuinness, and was a mag- 
istrate, in Loborough, county Frontenac, Canada, 

V Charles. 

304 VI John Murray, b. Dec. 9, 1829, near Odessa, Canada; 

m. Jane Sweitzer, and lived in Kingston, Canada. 

156. Hon. Charles Wentworth' Upham (Joshua^ Jabez% 
Phineas*, Phineas^, Phineas'^, John'), of Salem, Mass., b. May 4, 
1802, in St. John, New Brunsvv'ick; grad. Harvard College, 1821; 
m. March 29, 1826, Ann S. Holmes, who was b. May 15, 1804, 
the daughter of Rev. Dr. Abiel Holmes, of Cambridge, Mass., 
and the sister of Oliver Wendell Holmes; she d. April 5, 1877. 
He was minister of the First (Unitarian) Church at Salem, from 
1824 to 1844; member of Congress from the Sixth Massachusetts 
District, 1S53 to 1855, the 33d Congress; also a member of the 
Massachusetts Senate. Author of " Letters on the Logos," 1828 ; 
" Principles of Congregationalism," 1829; ''Lectures on Witch- 
craft," 1831; "Salem Witchcraft," with an account of Salem 
Village, and a " History of Opinions on Witchcraft," and kindred 

202 Upham Genealogy. 

subjects (his most extensive work), 1867; " Life of John C. Fre- 
mont," 1856; "Life of Sir Henr)^ Vane," etc., etc. He d. June 
^5> 1S75. The following is an extract from his Memoir, by Dr. 
George E. Ellis, which was published in the Proceedings of the 
Massachusetts Llistorical Society, December, 1S76, and afterv/ard 

" Charles Wentworth Upham, though he was not born within 
the limits of the United States, had other claim to its full and 
honored citizenship. Here he passed all but the early boyhood 
of his life ; and here, in several forms of high service, he dis- 
charged a larger variety of trusts than is usually often assigned to 
the most favored of those born on our soil. Fie came of a family 
of the original English Colonists of Massachusetts Bay. A line 
of five generations between his first ancestor here and himself 
gives the names of those who were trusted and serviceable in all 
the ordinary and emergent offices, calling for able and faithful 
men, in the development of communities and States, 

" He was born in St. John, New Brunswick, May 4, 1802. This 
was at that time a wild, unsettled region of forest, on the edge 
of the farthest boundary of the Province, — a region now partly 
the parish of Upham and partly Sussex Vale, bordering on the St. 
John's river, on the Bay of Fundy. After the death of his father, 
and when he was but eight years old, he was sent to a school then 
recently established in St. John, where instruction in Latin was 
offered. Later he was placed in an apothecary^s shop, the pro- 
prietor of which was a physician and surgeon of large practice in 
St, John, But the death of his employer arrested the current of 
his life in the direction of a professional education, after he had 
read through the whole Edinburgh Materia Medica, He was 
sent to a farm fifteen miles above Annapolis, in the valley of the 
river of the same name, where he performed such rough and use- 
ful service as his years allowed. In 1813, just after the close of 
the war, Mr. Phineas Upham, a merchant of Boston, happening, 
on a visit to St. John, to see his young kinsman, proposed to be- 
friend him by training him for business in his store. From the 
inducements offered by this opportunity, the subsequent career of 
the youth was decided, and in 181 6, he returned to the home of 
his ancestry, arriving in Boston in June of that year. His kins- 
man received him into his family and counting-house, intending 
to train him for business. But his evident talents and tastes for a 
higher mental culture were indulged; and, with a view to his 
preparation for college, he was sent to a school in Boston. He 
entered Harvard College in 1S17, and, pursuing the usual course, 

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graduated in 182 1. His class contained many members who, like 
himself, attained distinction in mature life, and filled many places 
of trust and influence ; among whom were Josiah Quincy, and 
Ral])h Waldo Emerson. 

"The most attractive course which the college at Cambridge 
offered at that time, for young men zealous for high culture, true 
scholarship and for effective work in elevating the community, 
was that of the study of theology with a view to entering the min- 
istry ; and this he chose. As soon as he had completed his course 
of preparatory study and had made a trial of his gifts as a candi- 
date, he was invited to the associate pastorship of the First Church 
in Salem. There, on the 8th of December, 1824, he was ordained 
as the colleague of the widely-known and eminent Dr. John 
Prince. This venerated and distinguished man, who would have 
been regarded as among the most honored of his time as a divine, 
had not his fame as a philosopher and a lover of pure science 
made him more generally known, can be named as next to 
Franklin in the list of our early lovers and servants of natural sci- 
ence. Only his rare modesty and unselfish regards have left him 
comparatively forgotten by the present generation, as he himself 
failed to assert among his contemporaries any public recognition 
of his claims. 

" Mr. Upham always regarded it as one of his richest privileges 
that he had been brought into such confidential relations with so 
wise and good a man. Dr. Prince lived twelve years after Mr. 
Upham was ordained as his colleague; and died in 1836, after a 
pastorate of nearly fifty-eight years. 

" Mr. Upham was married on the 29th of March, 1826, to Ann 
wSusan Holmes, the sister of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes. Salem, 
from this period to the close of his life, continued to be the resi- 
dence of Mr. Upham, even under a great variety of professional 
and official labors which called him away from it. Among all the 
honored and eminent citizens who have been born and have lived 
in it, there has not been one who was so thoroughly informed in 
its history, who had made a closer study of its interesting sites and 
localities or who more fondly loved and more justly appreciated 
the memories and services of the men and women of former gen- 
erations who were identified with it. He had a taste and genius 
for the lore and the investigations for which Salem offered such 
rich material. The simple truth, the uncolored facts of history 
were good enough for him in their burdens of romance, heroism, 
earnestness and weight of importance. The place itself was to 
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lives of seven generations of a peculiar class of men and women 
who had subdued a wilderness, met all the rough and hazardous 
conditions of an exposed position, founded a State, secured 
through home discipline, school and church, all the safeguards of 
the law, virtue and piety, and then made it a centre for the world's 
commerce, and a nursery for producing soldiers, patriots, divines, 
scholars, philosophers, merchant princes, jurists and statesmen. 

" So much and even more must be said in the record of Mr. 
Upham's life, of the place where he lived for more than half a 
century, because by far the larger part of his labors and studies, 
as well as his professional services, had the most intimate connec- 
tion with the history and welfare of Salem. The meeting-house 
in which he first ministered, and which during his pastorate was 
replaced by another, occupied the same site on which had stood 
four previous structures reared successively for the increasing 
flock of worshippers, beginning with the first exiled band. 

" In the list of Mr. Upham's published writings — not to mention 
those left in manuscript — it will be observed how largely the sub- 
jects of them are concerned with the annals of Salem and the 
biographies of those who lived in it. He could reproduce, in 
their order and situations, the old homesteads and bounds of farms 
of successive owners, and trace the steps by which the rocky head- 
lands, with their borderings of forest, stream and hill-tops, had 
been tamed into garden homes and scenes of busy thrift. The 
extensive, world-wide commercial enterprise of Salem in its most 
prosperous days, by its ship-owners and opulent merchants, put 
many of the citizens into correspondence with foreigners, gave 
them opportunities for travel, and brought to the town fresh sup- 
plies for valuable libraries and all the appliances of luxury. The 
East India Marine Museum, with its rich and curious gatherings 
of wonders of all kinds from the other hemisphere, and from all 
the islands and oceans, is a most significant illustration of the 
wide rovings of those who presented their trophies to form this 
collection. To investigate, verify, and present in an instructive 
form, the local history and the personal characters and achieve- 
ments of the town and its inhabitants, was for the remainder of 
Mr. Upham's life his most loved work. There is a remarkable 
exercise of discrimination, of a sound judgment, and of a catholic 
spirit, in Mr. Upham's method and tone of writing about the orig- 
inal exiles in Salem and their immediate descendants. He had a 
rare skill in interpreting their characters by the circumstances 
which had formed them, by the times in which they had lived, and 
the exigencies of their enterprise. What there was to be regretted 

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or blamed in their rigid ways and severe courses he fairly recog- 
nized ; but claimed for it palliation, and even respect, when truly 
dealt with. 

" While he was eminently faithful, during the score of years 
through which his professional relations extended, to all his duties 
in the pulpit, as a pastor, according to the exacting standard of 
the period, he was a most diligent student in his library. The 
ministers of the old New England churches, till within a recent 
period, have generally been the best educated and best informed 
persons resident in the respective towns. With very rare excep- 
tions, all the local and general histories of the original settlements, 
and the biographies of the men and women of distinction or of 
great worth, have come from their pens. Salem, at one period, was 
more rich in its collections of books and means of culture than 
was Boston. Drs. Prince and Bentley put all their sea-faring 
parishioners into service to bring them literary pabulum from all 
the continents and islands. Mr. Upham continued to pursue the 
line of professional studies on which he had entered at Cambridge, 
especially in the department of Scriptural exegesis and interpreta- 
tion. He published, in 1S28, a small volume entitled 'Letters on 
the Logos; ' in which he aimed to show that the real significance 
of the term translated ' The Word ' in the opening of the gospel 
of St. John, and in other places in the New Testament, was not to 
be found, as some of his own school of theologians had maintained, 
in the Platonizing writings of the Alexandrians of a later period, 
but in the conceptions, the literature, and the forms of speech of 
the Jews in the time of the evangelist. Li 1835, he published, as 
the fruit of much study and learning, an extended treatise as * A 
Discourse on Prophecy as an Evidence of Christianity.' The 
argument of this treatise does not rest so much on the fulfilment 
of specific predictions of local events, as on the provisions within 
the Jewish religion and system for expansion and extension. 

" He was a frequent contributor during his ministry, and through 
the remainder of his life, to the various periodical works in litera- 
ture, history, and theology; and also to the newspapers, on matters 
of local or public interest. His discourses at the dedication of 
the new house of worship of the First Church, in 1826, reprinted 
the next year, and on the ' Principles of Congregationalism,' on 
the completion of its second century, in 1829, engaged alike his 
spirit of thorough research and his love for the characters and ser- 
vices of his revered predecessors and their associates. In a post- 
script to the latter publication, he makes a study and estimate of 
the character of Hugh Peters. In the same year, he published a 

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discourse, which he delivered on the Sunday after the decease of 
the Hon. Thomas Pickering, with a notice of his life. A Memoir 
of his colleague, Dr. Prince, had already been published by him at 
the death of the latter. Discourses preached by him before the 
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in Boston, in 1832; on 
the anniversary of the First Parish in Hingham, in 1832; a sermon 
on ' The Glory of God,' and a ' Discussion of the Scripture Doc- 
trine of Regeneration ' — also appeared in print. His ' Lectures 
on Witchcraft, comprising a History of the Delusion in Salem,' 
appeared in tv/o editions in 1831 and 1832. In 1835, he wrote 
for Mr. Sparks' American Biography a ' Life of Sir Henry Vane,' 
once Governor of Massachusetts. The State Board of Education 
authorized the republication of this Life in its school library. It 
was also so highly estimated in England as to lead to its being 
substantially reproduced in an English family cyclopedia, without 
a recognition of its real authorship, the name of an Englishman 
being substituted. Mr. Upham delivered the municipal oration 
at Salem, on the 4th of July, 1842, and the oration before the New 
England Pilgrim Society in New York, Dec. 22, 1S46; both of 
which were published, the latter in two editions. He published 
brief biographies of Col. Thomas Pickering, of Edward Everett, 
and of John Quincy Adams in the 'National Portrait Gallery,' 
Vols. I and IV, 1834 and 1839; an article on the British Naviga- 
tion Act, in 'Hunt's Merchants' Magazine,' in 1841; a discourse 
on the National Fast, on the death of President Harrison, in 1841; 
and an article on the ' English Reformation,' in the ' Christian 
Examiner' for 1844. At the earnest solicitation of gentlemen 
acting in the behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Education, he 
prepared a ' Life of Washington' for school libraries. The plan 
and method of the work were to make Washington substantially 
his own biographer, in extracts from his own writings, in con- 
formity with an intimation by himself that his biography might be 
so constructed. But the publishers of the copyrighted edition of 
'The Writings of Washington,' by Jared Sparks, from which the 
materials would have been largely taken, obtained an injunction 
from the court against the issue of Mr. Upham's two volumes. 
These were accordingly suppressed, and as Mr. Upham for a 
period of more than ten years fully believed, the suppression was 
effectual. He had seen the work which he prepared only frag- 
mentarily in print, as the proof sheets had been sent to him for re- 
vision. But in all probability the stereotype plates for it, prepared 
here, were surreptitiously carried over to England ; for the work, 
without a single alteration, omission, or addition, appeared in 

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England, purporting to have been printed in London, at the ofilice 
of the ' National Illustrated Library.' 

"Mr. Upham enjoyed his professional position and duties, com- 
bined as they were with a range of studies, and of local and social 
relations, helpful to his special vocations. He formed the closest 
friendships with his fellow-citizens, and was fondly faithful to 
their claims on him as a pastor. But he was afflicted with a 
severe and obstinate bronchial affection, against which he strug- 
gled, hoping that he might recover his power of speaking in pub- 
lic. Being disappointed in his hopes, he resigned his office, Dec. 
8, 1844, thus completing a ministry of a score of years. He then 
became an occupant, for the remainder of his life, of a pew in the 
church whose pulpit he had served with eminent ability. It was 
not till after an interval of tAvo or three years that he could ven- 
ture again, to use his voice in public. But the tedium of partial 
invalidism was relieved by occupations and a diligent use of his 
books in his library. From March, 1845, to March, 1846, he was 
the editor of the C/iristia/i Register, a weekly paper published in 
Boston. Though this paper was established and su])ported in the 
interest of Unitarlanism, a cursory review of the leading editorials 
from his pen, as well as of his general management of it, shows 
that his aim in conducting it was by no means limited by any 
sectarian views or objects. The respect entertained for him in 
Salem, and his own varied capacities for some forms of public 
service in behalf of the common interests of the community, en- 
gaged him again in such service as soon as he had but partially 
recovered his vocal power. From August, 185 1. to August, 1852, 
he was in the employ of the Board of Education in Massachusetts; 
his duty being to visit the schools of the State, and to address the 
people in public assemblies in tlieir behalf, in furtherance of the 
interests of education. This he did in more than a hundred 
towns. Being elected mayor of the city of Salem in 1852, he 
reorganized its police system, introducing that which has ever 
since been in effective operation there. He also secured from the 
Legislature the appropriations and provisions for the establishment 
of a State Normal School in that city, which continues to accom- 
plish its high purpose. 

" Mr. Upham represented Salem in the Massachusetts Legislature 
in the years 1849, 1859, and i860. Pic was a member of the State 
Senate in 1850, 1857, and 1858, being in each of the last two 
years chosen the presiding officer, by a unanimous vote. He was 
a member of the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention in 1853. 
In each and all of these places, Mr. Upham was chiefly engaged 

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in efforts to advance the interests of education in the district and 
high schools, and in the endowment of the colleges. He also 
advised measures for the amendment and simplification of 
the terms of language in the statute law of the Common- 

" His principal publications during this period were the follow- 
ing: Speech in the Massachusetts House of Representatives on 
the Compromises of the Constitution, with the Ordinance of 1787, 
Feb. 20, 1849; Report of Committee on Reprinting the Tenth 
Report of the late Secretary of the Board of Education, 1S49 ; 
Report of Committee of Education on the Custody and Preserva- 
tion of Public Documents, 1849; Report of Committee on the 
Reimbursement of the Secretary, Horace Mann, 1849; Report of 
Committee on the Age of Children to be admitted to the Common 
Schools, 1S49; Essex County Whig address, 1849; Report in the 
Massachusetts Senate of a Committee on the National Monument 
at Washington, 1850; Remarks in the Senate on the Plurality Bill, 
1850; Report of Committee on Education on aid to New Salem 
Academy, Senate, 1850; Eulogy of Zachary Taylor, delivered in 
Salem, July 18, 1850, at the request of the city authorities; Report 
in the Senate of Committee on Education on the Visitation of 
Normal Schools, 1851; Address, as Mayor of Salem, on Organiza- 
tion of the City Government, 1852. 

'' The qualities and abilities which Mr. Upham had exhibited in 
his city magistracy, and in both branches of the State Legislature, 
naturally prompted a desire on the part of his fellow-citizens and 
neighbors to avail themselves of his services in the National Con- 
gress. Pie was chosen to represent the Sixth District of the State 
in the Thirty-third Congress of the United States, 1 853-1 855. 
His term was at an anxious and stormy interval in our public affairs, 
perhaps, however, not peculiarly so, as our whole national de- 
velopment has repeated such exciting periods with but rare inter- 
missions. He had not been one of the original Abolition party, 
but was a steadfast Whig, and both led and followed the main 
constituency of that party in its transition into the Free Soil and 
Republican organizations. Plis first effort in Congress was in the 
interest of securing a permanent and dignified administration and 
form of high service for the Smithsonian Institution, for the for- 
mation, security, and wise direction of which the nation is in- 
debted chiefly to the persistent fidelity of John Quincy Adams. 
Mr. Upham was chairman of a select committee on the condition 
and management of the institution, and to suggest the direction 
and improvement of its means of public utility. 

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" In his report he laid chief stress upon the feasibility and ad- 
vantages of making it the basis of a national library, on a scale so 
extended, and with such selected materials as would make it 
worthy of a nation of foremost rank and growing to a nobler de- 
velopment, and adapted as a means for the diffusion through this 
nation of comprehensive knowledge as one of the conditions of its 
strength and glory. 

" The special struggle in Congress during his term was that con- 
nected with the Kansas and Nebraska Bill. He made a vigorous 
speech on this exciting theme in the House of Representatives, on 
the loth of May, 1854. He directed a portion of it in debate to 
a reply to a member from South Carolina, who had said that the 
only practicable or desirable way for bringing to an issue the ques- 
tion which was distracting the nation was an armed conflict. To 
this heated utterance Mr. Upham responded: 'The honorable 
member has intimated that perhaps it will be well to abandon the 
policy of compromises, and for the two great conflicting interests 
to meet face to face, and end the matter ab once. I have sug- 
gested the reasons why, heretofore, I have contemplated such an 
issue with reluctance. But if the South say so, so let it be.' 
The challenge and its acceptance were sad forebodings of the 
issue. In the same speech Mr. Upham predicted as a sure con- 
sequence of abrogating the Missouri Compromise, the firm combi- 
nation of the Free States in resistance to the further extension of 
Slavery, if not to its continued existence. 'Heretofore/ said he, 
' the South has profited by our divisions. Those divisions have 
arisen to a great degree from the restraining and embarrassing in- 
fluence of a sense of obligation, on our part, to adhere to the en- 
gagements and stand up to the bargains made by the fathers, and 
renewed, as I have shown, by each succeeding generation. But 
let those engagements be violated, let those bargains be broken by 
the South, on the ground of unconstitutionality, or any other pre- 
tense — from that hour the North becomes a unit and indivisible. 
From that hour ' Northern men with Southern principles ' will 
disappear from the scene, and the race of Dough Faces be extinct 

"In another speech delivered in the House, Feb. 27, 1855. the 
topics discussed were ' Mediation in the Eastern War,' ' The 
Institutions of Massachusetts,' 'The Ordinance of 1787.' In 
vindicating Massachusetts from some attacks which had been made 
on her in debate, he said: 

" ' On the map of the American Union, the State occupies 
scarcely a discernible space. In territory it is one of the smallest 
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of our States. There are but three smaller — Connecticut, Dela- 
ware, and Rhode Island. But sir, there are only three States that 
exceed it in free population, and but five that exceed it in their 
aggregate population, counting the whole number of slaves; and 
each of these five States is from five to nine times as large, and 
incomparably more fertile. The soil of Massachusetts is hard and 
cold, and yields only to patient and incessant labor. Her surface 
is, for the most part, rough, barren and sandy. Her only natu- 
ral exports, and they have but recently been converted into sources 
of wealth, are granite from her hills and promontories; marble 
from the Berkshire mountains, rising before our eyes in polished 
forms of architectural beauty in the wings of this Capitol; and 
the ice of her lakes, transported as a luxury to tropical regions all 
around the globe. But intelligent industry and agricultural 
science, taste, and enterprise are gradually spreading a garden 
over her surface. The traveler is amazed at the wealth, beauty, 
and animation of more than three hundred cities and towns in- 
cluded within her narrow boundaries. The stir of busy life per- 
vades the scene like the sunshine; nature catches the spirit of her 
happy industry, and the brooks that leap and sparkle down the 
hills and through the valleys, at every step turn the wheels of 
factories, around which thriving villages gather. Scarcely a spot 
so secluded as not to be adorned with church spires and vocal 
with the merry voices of children wending their way to district 
schools. I look upon Massachusetts, Mr. Speaker, as one of the 
most remarkable instances of social and political development 
exhibited in tJie whole range of history; and, as such, well worthy 
of being held up to the contemplation of legislators and statesmen 
here and elsewhere.' 

"On an incidental matter relating to his personal position as a 
son of a proscribed Loyalist, ]\Ir. Upham gave an earnest expres- 
sion of his feelings in the same speech; exhibiting a generous 
magnanimity, of which it would have been grateful if our country 
had offered more occasions for sincere utterance. He was to be 
succeeded in his place of representative by one who belonged to 
the ' Knov/ Nothing,' or Native American party, at the time when 
that organization was in notoriety. He, of course, belonged to 
the proscribed class. In the speech just quoted, he makes the 
following reference to the accident of h\s foreign birth: 

Let not gentlemen say it ill becomes me to stand up for Massa- 
chusetts, inasmuch as she has included me in a proscription that 
embraces several millions of our countrymen. No temporary 
phase of public sentiment, no popular excitement of the hour, no 

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political prejudice, even if it express itself in a blow aimed at me 
personally, can estrange my heart from the State where I have 
found a happy home during a life not now short, and in whose 
soil rest the ashes of my ancestors and of my children. I have 
ever found an enthusiastic satisfaction in illustrating her local 
annals. Her schools shed upon my grateful opening mind the 
lights of education, and my mature life has been devoted to her 
service to the extent of my ability. I have received at the hands 
of her people all the honors I ever dreamed of; and more, I most 
deeply feel, than I have deserved. The profoundest convictions 
of my soul require me to condemn, and, when the issue shall be 
distinctly made, in a proper spirit to resist, the policy that attempts 
to reduce one-sixth of her population to political subordination 
and inferiority. But no man has a claim to office, and no one, 
with the spirit of a freeman, can complain of the results of elec- 
tions, so far as they affect him individually. I do not complain. 
On the contrary, I feel particularly prompted to pay homage to 
Massachusetts at this time. It is more agreeable to my self-respect 
to vindicate her name now than it would have been when within 
the reach of her favors.' 

"The interest which Mr. Upham took in the subjects so warmly 
agitated when he was in Congress, and his mastery of the bearings 
and momentous character of the issues at stake, are shown in two 
articles which he contributed to the North Amei'ican Review^ 
in October, 1854, on 'The Reciprocity Treaty,' and in January, 
1855, on ' Kansas and Nebraska.' 

" In an address at the opening of the Republican reading-room, 
in Salem, in April, 1856, he made a very lucid and intelligent 
exposition of ' The Present State of Parties.' Sharing in the en- 
thusiasm felt at the time for the prowess and enterprise of Mr. 
Fremont, the so-called ' Pathfinder,' and believing that his in- 
trepid and vigorous zeal as an explorer was evidence of his 
capacity to serve his country in other departments requiring man- 
liness and public spirit, he produced, in 1856, a substantial work 
of lively interest, entitled the * Life, Explorations, and Public 
Services of John Charles Fremont.' 

"Resuming his place in the Massachusetts Senate in 1857, we 
find in print, during his term, a ' Speech on the Bill for the Ex- 
tension of the Eastern Railroad Corporation,' April ir, 1857, and 
'Speech on the Kansas resolves,' May 7, 1857. With that won- 
derful variety of office holding which resulted from the desire of 
those who loved and respected him to make sure of his services in 
one or another place of public service, he is found again, as before 

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mentioned, a member of the Massachusetts House of Representa- 
tives in 1S59 and i860. And again he manifests his interest in 
what he regarded as a paramount concern of the State. In a 
report of the Committee on Education, March 29, he deals with 
the school district system; and in another report of a joint stand- 
ing committee, on the day following, he discusses the subject of 
academies endowed by the State. 

" In his several terms of service, in both branches of the State 
Legislature, Mr. Upham retained that esteem and confidence of 
his constituents which had moved them to give him his offices; 
and he secured the warm respect of his associates. As the pre- 
siding officer of the Senate, he was well informed as to the order 
of business and the rules of debate, dignified and urbane in his 
bearing and address, and considerate of all that concerned the 
rights, privileges, and high functions of that select legislative body. 
And, in alternating as a member of the Senate and the House of 
Representatives, he seemed to feel that a place in either was of 
equal honor and opportunity to do good service to the State. His 
chief efforts, as has been seen, were given to the interests of public 
education in the various grades of schools; in providing for them 
competent teachers, improved books, methods and apparatus, and 
in extending and strengthening their influence to the ends con- 
formed to the noble aims of the founders of the State, with the 
help of all the increased prosperity and intelligence of the later 
generations. Being indebted for the first frugal earnings of his 
laborious life to a slender compensation for teaching country 
schools in the winter vacations at college, he loved to renew and 
strengthen his zeal in their behalf by some continuous relation to 
them through his whole career. His unstudied extemporaneous 
remarks when visiting the schools, as well as his carefully-prepared 
addresses all over the State, gave evidence alike of his desire for, 
and his rich abilities in, helping toward their elevation and im- 

" As a speaker in the chair of the Senate, on the floor of the 
House, though Mr. Upham may not have exhibited the rarest 
gifts of oratorical grace of genius, he always held the attention and 
engaged the respect and full consideration of his colleagues. As 
a preacher for a score of years, he had acquired no pulpit man- 
nerisms, either of dulness or of heat and exaggeration of utterance. 
He had a finely-modulated voice, he used precision of method in 
his plan and arguments, and fortified the position which he as- 
sumed by a fullness of knowledge, a spirit of candor, and an in- 
tent to insure conviction or persuasion by fair means for noble 

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ends. In the frequent cases that have occurred in this especially, 
as in the other New England States, of an exchange of the pulpit 
for the legislative hall, the experiment has not always proved a 
success in the speech or the influence of the men who have tried 
it. But in Mr. Upham's case there never was any professional 
incongruity or infelicity apparent in the exchange of positions. 
The main assurance and condition of his being listened to with 
confidence in either place were fully enjoyed by him in having the 
sincere respect and affectionate regard of all who knew him as a 
religious teacher or a legislator. Purity of character, elevation of 
aim, high courtesy in intercourse, and a well-furnished, well-trained 
mind were his sufficient claims to consideration. 

*' Fifteen years of life remained to him after his retirement from 
his last public service in the Legislature, in i860. Though enough 
of vigor of mind and body remained for valuable literary work, 
and for pleasant social intercourse, he began to feel the need of 
caution in maintaining all his energies. He welcomed, therefore, 
the comparative retirement of his home. His books, the accumu- 
lation of his years of study, and the gatherings from the distribu- 
tion of public documents, and the stores of the various libraries 
within his reach — yielded the materials for his enjoyment and 
solace, as well as for the severer search for truth. 

" He prepared among other manuscripts, for delivery before the 
lyceums, a life of Roger Williams, a life of Hugh Peters, and a 
Life of George Downing, — all three of whom were personally 
associated with Salem. Another of his lectures was upon History 
and Biography. The Essex Institute, of which he was one of the 
founders, was an object of his love and labor. Its meetings owed 
much to him for their interest, while they imparted to him through 
his associates great pleasure. His voice and pen were always de- 
voted to fond tributes to such of those associates as preceded him 
in the way for all. The publications of this Institute are enriched 
by many of his contributions. 

" Mr. Upham was not so engrossed by the congenial occupations 
of the scholar as to prevent the continuance of the friendly social 
and domestic intercourse incident to his former professional du- 
ties. Old friends and nev/ ones found him at their firesides with 
his genial presence, kindly and judicious in speech and judg- 
ment, mature in wisdom, with an overflow of knowledge and stores 
of personal experience, a memory that never loosed its hold, and 
a radiant religious trust which heightened the sunlight of life. 

" Mention has been made of the publication by Mr. Upham of a 
series of * Lectures on Witchcraft,' published in a small volume, 

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in 1831-2. There were reasons why his interest should have been 
intently centered upon this melancholy subject. He was a dis- 
tinguished citizen of a town whose name and fame were unfortu- 
nately shadowed by one of those popular misrepresentations, natu- 
ral, perhaps, but unjust, which originate wrongs that hardly admit 
of redress. ' Salem Witchcraft,' ' The Witch Town,' are epithets 
and phrases as misleading as they are familiar. 

** The lectures which he had prepared and published so early in 
his ministry at Salem, on this subject, were highly appreciated by 
the public, and for more than thirty years after they were out of 
print he was earnestly solicited to allow more editions of them to 
be issued. But he had become well satisfied that the treatment 
which he had given in them of his sombre theme was wholly in- 
adequate. Very much of his leisure was devoted, not merely to 
the investigation of the local details and incidents connected with 
the outburst of this frenzy in Salem, but in a most thorough and 
well-nigh exhaustive examination of the subject of witchcraft in 
the annals of the world. He collected all possible sources of 
information for the study of this subject, — theologically, phil- 
osophically, and in its historical development, — as it had been 
treated by divines, pontiffs, monarchs, legislators, civilians, phy- 
sicians, and jurists, and while it cast its shadow at one time over 
all Christendom, had numbered its victims by hundreds of thou- 
sands, the saddest incident in the tragic rehearsal was that the wisest 
and best men of their ages and countries, who might have been 
looked to as lights and guides for the bewildered people had given 
their testimony to the reality and enormity of the crime of witchcraft. 

"After he had thoroughly informed himself qn his subject in 
its broadest relations, following it into all its dark and mysterious 
intricacies, he justly felt that it was in his power, and was conse- 
quently a matter of obligation to him to write upon it in a way to 
meet the highest demands of truth — in fidelity to history and in the 
treatment of a profoundly serious theme in its psychological and 
religious relations. The result of his researches and reflections 
appeared in a work in two substantial volumes, published in 1867, 
entitled * Salem Witchcraft ; with an Account of Salem Village, 
and a History of Opinions on Witchcraft and Kindred Subjects.' 
How, in such a community of people, and under such conditions, 
a spark of mischief generated by the uncanny tricks of a group of 
children, and at once blown into a flame by the advice of minister, 
doctor, and magistrate — who of course shared in the universal 
delusion — blazed out into consequences grouped under the phrase 
* Salem Witchcraft,' may be learned from these volumes. The 

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pages, though often harrowing, have an absorbing spell, which 
even enthrals and fascinates. 

" In an article which appeared in the North American Review, in 
April, 1869, Mr. Upham was sharply challenged and criticised for 
the alleged injustice of his severe treatment of the Rev. Cotton 
Mather for his agency in the witchcraft delusion, as a ready, 
restless and zealous abettor of the superstitions from which it 
started, and of the distressing horrors in which it culminated. 
Mr. Upham replied to this criticism, reinforcing all his original 
statements and arguments in an extended and elaborate commu- 
nication which he made to the Neiv York Historical Magazine 
for September, 1869. 

" The same year in which the volumes just referred to were pub- 
lished, he wrote and delivered his elaborate historical discourse 
at the re-dedication — after reconstruction — of the place of wor- 
ship of the First Church in Salem, Dec. 8, 1867. On the i8th of 
July, 1868, he delivered before the Essex Institute a memoir of 
his friend Francis Peabody, which was published. He took part 
in the course of lectures delivered before the Lowell Institute, in 
1868-9, by members of the Historical Society, relating to the early 
history of Massachusetts. His lecture delivered Jan. 26, 1869, 
was on 'The Records of Massachusetts, under its First Charter.' 
It has its place in the published volume. In April, 1869, he read 
at a meeting of the Essex Institute, a memoir of Hon. Daniel P. 
King, representative in Congress, which was published by the 
Institute Press. To the January, 1873, number of the Univer- 
saiisi Quarterly, he contributed an article on 'The Rise of the 
Republic of the United States.' 

"During Mr. Upham's first five years in Salem, he numbered 
among the members of his society and church, the Hon, Timothy 
Pickering. This distinguished patriot died in Salem, in his 84th 
year, in 1829. The last surviving son of Col. Pickering had 
undertaken — after the death of his brother, who had commenced 
the work — to continue the biography of his father, a single 
volume of which had been published in 1867. Just before his 
death, the next year, he requested that the completion of the 
biography should be committed to Mr. Upham. Though the 
latter had about that time felt the first symptoms of a local malady 
which kept him much at home, impaired his bodily vigor, and 
finally caused his death, he accepted it. After spending more 
than three years of labor over the colonel's manuscripts, and con- 
sulting other sources of illustrative information over a wide field, 
he had the satisfaction of giving to the press the matter of three 

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additional volumes, which were published in 1873, thus securing 
in continuation of the single volume already in print, an adequate 
* Life of Thomas Pickering.' Probably no more congenial work 
could have occupied the interval of retired leisure just preceding 
the disabling physical infirmities of the last three years of Mr. 
Upham's life than the re-reading the struggling and critical inci- 
dents attending the birth and early pupilage of our nation as 
illustrated in the career of one of its ablest, most conspicuous and 
faithful patriots. 

" Mr. Upham maintained through his whole mature life a diligent 
and extensive correspondence with private friends and with men 
in office. He was genial, hearty, free and confidential in his com- 
munications with those whom he esteemed and loved. He com- 
mented on the development of opinions and ideas, and kept fully 
abreast of the most advanced thought — at least in acquainting 
himself with it — though by no means always with the result of 
accepting its theories or conclusions. Within the range and de- 
partment of critical investigation and Biblical study which had so 
interested him in his original profession, the progress of specula- 
tion opened some bold questions which he was contented to leave 
where he found them. He had no weak timidity which would 
lead to discourage or repress any natural restlessness as 'to the 
security of accepted foundations and sanctions of religious faith, 
or the confidence with which some avowed that they had dis- 
credited and repudiated these, having found better, or were wait- 
ing patiently for a substitute. He had so certified to himself and 
assimilated the essential verities for consecrating the responsi- 
bilities and duties of human life, for perfect reconciliation to the 
Divine will, as it leads our way through mysteries and buffetings, 
and for a calm reliance upon the lessons and hopes of Christ's 
gospel, that he 'kept the faith.' It was his reliance and solace 
when seclusion and pain, by day and night, cast him upon his own 
resources of patience and trust. 

''Among the friends and correspondents with whom for long 
years Mr. Upham maintained the most hearty and confidential in- 
tercourse was Edward Everett, who turned to him freely for 
sympathy, advice, and sometimes for helpful guidance on the 
exigencies of his brilliant career. 

"By a letter not received by Mr. Upham's family till after his 
decease — indeed, it was not written till nearly a fortnight after 
that event had occurred, as it was dated June 27, 1875 — it 
appeared that he had been elected a fellow of the ' Royal Histori- 
cal Society of London.' 

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" It was on June 15, 1875 — ^^^o days preceding the general and 
enthusiastic Centennial celebration in Boston and over a wide 
neighborhood — that Mr. Upham's life came to a peaceful close. 
The event was duly recognized by the city authorities and among 
the friends of the departed, who had been so faithfully served in 
the varied career, and who so honored and respected the character 
of the divine, the statesman, the man of letters, and the citizen. 

*' His funeral took place from the First Church on Friday, June 
18, and was attended by a large company of his friends. The 
Rev. E. S. Atwood, minister of the South Church in Salem, 
offered prayer. The Rev. J. T. Hewes, Mr. Upham's successor 
in the First Church, read selections from Scripture, and an ad- 
dress was delivered by the writer of this Memoir." 

Mr. Upham's remains were deposited at the Harmony Grove 

Dr. Ellis, as the printed sheets containing the publication of his 
address at the funeral service of Mr. Upham, were passing through 
his hands, added the following brief note chronicling the death of 
Mrs. Upham: 

** Mrs. Ann Susan Upham, after suffering from long protracted 
illness, died in Salem on the 5th of April, 1877, at the age of 
nearly 73. This excellent lady shared largely in the talents and 
brilliant powers of her family. A life-long friend of her own sex 
briefly expresses her appreciation of Mrs. Upham in these words: 
* She was a truly feminine soul, a clear mind, a witty spirit.' " 

The following allusion to the decease of Mrs. Upham was made 
by the pastor of the First Church at Salem, at the conclusion of 
his sermon on the Sunday morning following her death: 

" A gifted woman, the wife of him who for many years served at 
these altar-places, we laid away yesterday beneath the fresh spring 
grass and the first flowers, with the tenderest love, and in trium- 
phant hope. 

" She inherited genius, but harmonized all the faculties and 
functions of her nature with truth and beauty, by education and 
culture, by the study of nature and of art, by the creation and com- 
position of poems for the home circle full of cheerful wit and 
charming quaintness, embalming in the memories of her children 
the pleasant associations and scenes of domestic life and love. A 
woman of a deeply religious nature and life, rational, reverent and 
devout; sometimes mistrustful of self, sometimes despondent, but 
with a cheerful, gladsome, genial faith in God and humanity, ful- 
filling all the duties of daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend, with 
obedience and care, with fidelity and the sweetest love." 

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Charles Wentworth Upham and wife, Ann Susan Holmes, had: 
I Edward Chandler, b. March i, 1827; d. July r, 1838. 
II John Ropes, b. June 6, 1828; d. early. 

III Mary Wendell, b. June 22, 1829; d. early. 

IV Charles Wentworth, b. Aug. 19, 1830; grad. Harvard 

College, 1852; m. June 22, 1859, Mary Haven, dau. 
of Hon. Solomon G. Haven; he d. April 2, i860; 
left no children. 
V Henry Wendell, b. Sept. 24, 183 1 ; d. Dec. 22, 1841. 
VI Mary Wilder, b. Oct. 6, 1832; d. early. 
VII Ann Holmes, b. Oct. 19, 1833; d. early. 
VIII George Murray, b. Jan. 4, 1835; d. early. 

305 IX William Phineas, b. Jan. 19, 1836; m. Cynthia B. 

Nourse, living in Newton ville, Mass., 1892. 
X Stephen Higginson, b. March 27, 1837 ; d. early. 
XI John Edward, b. June 29, 1838; d. early. 
XII Sarah Wendell, b. Sept. 6, 1839; d. Oct. to, 1864, unm. 
XIII John Holmes, b. April 23, 1841 ; d. early. 

306 XIV Oliver Wendell Holmes, b. March 8, 1843; m. Caroline 

Ely Wilson; living in Salem, 1889. 

157. James' Upham (Jabez^ Jabez-, Phineas*, Phineas^ 
Phineas', John'), of Woodstock, N. B., b. in Brookfield, Mass., 
Sept. 9, 1774; m. Martha B. Smith, who was the first white child 
born in Woodstock; she was b. 1786, and d. 1876, se. 91; her 
father was Capt. Jacobs Smith, at one time an officer in the Brit- 
ish army, who went to the Provinces from Long Island, N. Y., 
probably immediately after the close of the Revolutionary war. 
James Upham went to New Brunswick with his father's family at 
some time after the Revolution ; he was for many years a magis- 
trate and an officer of customs at Woodstock; he d. March 11, 
1859, in his 85th year. They had: 

I Charles Chandler, b. March 2, 1808, in W^oodstock; d. 
Jan. 6, 1 84 1. 

307 II Thomas Cutler, b. April 23, 1810; m. Elizabeth Hay;- 

lived in Woodstock, and afterward in Boston, Mass. 

308 III James Richard, b. Oct. 6, 181 1; m. the dau. of Judge 

B. C. Beardsley, and in 1879 was living in Oakville, 
Ontario, Canada. 
IV Martha Bethia, b. 1813 ; m. in Woodstock, 1835, 
Thompson Morris, an officer of the U. S. army and 
graduate of West Point, 1822 ; served in the Florida 
and Mexican wars, and was retired as lieut.-col. of 
the 4th U. S. Infantry, 1861; d. Feb. 13, 1870. She 

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d. while on the way from 'I'exas to Cincinnati, O., 
leaving children: James, and Maria L., who was 
m. and lived in St. Paul, Minn. 

309 V William, b. Dec. 25, 1815; m. Frances C. Smith,, and 

lived in Woodstock. 

310 VI George Bliss, b. Sept. 3, 1S17, in Woodstock; m. 

Celia Spoor, and lived at Elk River, Minn., where 
he was sheriff of Sherburne Co. in that State. 
VII Jabez Murray, b. Sept. 29, 1819; d. Sept. 2,1839. 
VIII Henry, b. Dec. 23, 1S25; living in Woodstock, 1879. 
IX Augustus Foxcroft, b. Feb. 25, 1828; living in Wood- 
stock, 1879. 

158. Joshua^ Upham (Jabez^ Jabez^, Phineas'', Phineas^ 
Phineas", John'), of Upham, Kings Co., N. B., b. in Brookfield, 
Mass., July 28, 1784; m. (by Rev. Ellis Scovil) Oct. 18, 1812, 
Charity Fowler (dau. of James and Rachael), who was b. June 16, 
1791, and d. March 29, 1866. He was at one time an officer of 
the militia, and while in command of the same was presented with 
a sword by the wife (Mary) of Judge Joshua Upham, of St. John, 
which sword is still in the possession of the family; he d, Feb. i, 
1862. They had : 

311 I James Wellington, b. at Upham, April 18, 1814; m. 

Priscilla J. Dykeman, and lived at Upham. 

312 II Jabez Edward, b. at Upham, Nov. 17, 1815 ; m. Mary 

Elizabeth Welden, and lived at Upham. ] 

III Charlotte Bernard, b. April 20, 1818; m. Isaac Allen ,' 
i Dodge, of St. John, 1844, who d. in St. John, Feb. \ 
X- 2, 1871. They had: (i) Charles Cutler Dodge, b.-^ci?- 

I at Upham, Feb. 9, 1845. (2) Frances Elmira j 
, Dodge, b. Oct. 17, 1846. (3) George Sylvester 
Dodge, b. June 18, 1848. (4) Sarah Elizabeth 
Dodge, b. Sept. 12, 1850. (The last three living in 
St. John at last accounts.) (5) James Upham 
Dodge, b. Nov. 13, 1852; m. and living in Boston. 

IV Mary Ann, b. Feb. 18, 1820; m. Edward Dixon, of 

Nonwigswank, 1842. They had: (i) Fannie Ma- 
tilda Dixon, b. Dec. 20, 1842 ; m. Gilbert W. Titus, 
1867 ; living at Upham. (2) Caroline Adelia Dixon, b. 
April 2, 1844; m. 1867, Robert E. Flewelling; liv- 
ing in Rothesay, Kings Co., N. B. (3) Augusta 
Sophia Dixon, b. July 19, 1846; m. 1874, George 
W. Dodge, of Kings Co., N. B. (4) Sarah Ann 
Dixon, b. Aug. 12, 1848. (5) Margaret Eliza Dixon, 

220 Upham Genealogy. 

b. Sdpt. II, 1850; d. Sept. 18, 1 85 3. (6) Mary 
Angelina Dixon, b. April 29, 1853. 
V Catherine Sophia, b. May 21, 1821; m. Hugh Mcin- 
tosh, of Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 16, 1859. They 
had (b. in Rothesay, N. B.): Edward Upham Mcin- 
tosh, b. Sept. I, i860; Bessie Olivia Mcintosh, b. 
Dec. 25, 1862. 
VI William Henry, b. Feb. 4, 1822; d., se. 14. 
VII Frances Caroline, b. June 10, 1824; m. James Dixon, 
of Rothesay, 1844. They had : Sylvester Z. Dixon, 

b. 1846; m. Tobin, of Digby; Harriet Sophia 

^, Dixon, b. Dec. 10, 1850; Hedley Vickay Dixon, b. 
^' March 3, 1858. 

313 VIII Joshua Cutler, b. Jan. 2, 1828; m. Sarah Elizabeth y 

I Waterbury, and (2) Annie Cunningham; living at 
'• Grand Falls, Salmon River, N. B. 
IX Sarah Isabella, b. Oct. 27, 1830; m. Charles Daniel, of 
Upham. They had: Adelaide Daniel, b. Aug. 20, 
1859; m. Oliver Stevens, of Elgin; George ^E. 
Daniel, b. Oct. 24, 1S61; A. Theresa Daniel, b. June 
16, 1864; C. Gilbert Daniel, b. July 18, 1868. 

314 X Nathaniel Hart, b. Jan. 12, 1833; m. Janie Jordan 

Roberts; m. (2) Georgianna Godwin; living in 
Upham ; was at one time captain in a cavalry regi- 

159. Selah Barnard^ Upham (James^ Jabez^ Phineas^, 
Phineas^, Phineas"', John'), of Montgomery, Vt., b. in Deerfield, 
Nov. 2, 1786; m. Fanny Richardson, who d. in Montgomery, Oct. 
8, 187 1. He was killed by a log rolling on him in his saw-mill, 
April 15, 1835. They had: 

I James, b. in Woodstock, Vt., Sept. 20, 1810; m. Sally 
Gates, at Montgomery, Dec. 20, 1844 ; he was living 
in Montgomery, 1879 ; a farmer. They had : Emily 
C., b. in Montgomery, Nov. 8, 1S46, and Elizabeth 
M., b. in M., July 29, 1851. 
II Lois E., b. Jan. 31, 1813; d. Aug. 15, 1814. 
Ill Louisa, b. Feb. 6, 1815. 

IV Lysander, b. June 27, 181 7 ; d. Aug. 27, 1823. 
V Susan, b. June 22, 1821. 

160. Edward Erastus' Upham (Jaraes^ Jabez^ Phineas*, 
Phineas', Phineas", John'), of Portland, Me., b. in Montgomery, 
Vt., Sept. 27, 1808; m. in Portland, Dec. 14, 1838, Julia Richard- 

Upham Genealogy. 221 

son, b. Feb. 27, 1817; m. (2) in Portland, Sept. 8, 1856, Georgi- 

ana Deering ; he was in mercantile business at Portland, 1879. 

They had: 

315 I Edward Richardson (son of first wife), b. Oct. 29, 

1839; m. Georgiana Small, and lived in New York. 
II George Barnard (son of second wife), b. Sept. 24, 
1859 ; he was special examiner of pensions at Co- 
lumbus, O., 1887. 

161. Charles Jarvis'' Upham (Edward^ Jabez^ PhineasS 
Phineas", Phineas^, John'), of Northampton and Old Cambridge, 
Mass., b. in Northampton ; m. Eliza Clary, who was b. in Ash- 
field, Mass., Aug. 8, 1808, dau. of Ethan Allen Clary, of Spring- 
field, Mass., who held various public offices under the U. S. gov- 
ernment. Charles Jarvis Upham moved from Northampton to 
Cambridge, where he died. They had: 

I Abby Grace, b. July 14, 1835, in Northampton ; m. 
Capt. Robert E. Clary, Jr., U. S. army, of Ashfield, 
Mass.; she d. July 14, 1865, leaving no children; 
he d. during the war of the rebellion. 

II Katherine, b. Sept. i, 1839, in Springfield; m. Capt. 
Byron Gordon Daniels, 19th U. S. Inf., at Milwau- 
kee, Wis., March 17, 1863; he was b. in New York, 
and appointed ist lieut. 19th Inf., 14th of May, 
186 r, promoted captain 30th Sept., 1862, and re- 
signed Sept. 30, 1864; he was living in Washington, 
D. C, 1889. They had: (i) Florence Gordon 
Daniels, b. in Milwaukee, Feb. 18, 1864; d. March 
15, 1873. (2) Abbie Grace Daniels, b. in Milwau- 
kee, Oct. 19, 1865 ; d. July 31, 1866. (3) Brock- 
hoist Daniels, b. in Washington, Feb. i, 187 1; d, 
March 18, 187 1. (4) Jessie Upham Daniels, b. in 
Springfield, Mass., Sept. 3, 1872. (5) Byron Gor- 
don Daniels, b. in Alexandria, Va., March 23, 1875. 
(6) Kate Upham Garnett Daniels, b. in Washing- 
ton, Nov. 3, 1878. (7) Randolph Daniels, b. in 
Washington, Jan. 25, 1881; d. May 20, 1881. 

Ill Lizzie, b. April 8, 1842, in Springfield; d.,ae. 16 mos. 

162. Amos^ Upham (Amos^ Amos^ Phineas^ Phineas", Phin- 
eas% John'), of Maiden, Mass., b. there, July 24, 1772; m. Ruth 
Wilkins, of Middleton, published Nov. 17, 1797. He d. Sep. 24, 
1846. They had: 

I Gorhara, b. Jan. 26, 1800; m. Hannah , who d. 

se. 24, Dec. 23, 1833. His son Amos, by second 

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wife Vesta , m. in Randolph, Oct. 28, 1852, 

Mary E. Field, and d. ce. 25, March 16, 1S56. He 
had also a son John, b. 1838, d. 1862. 
II Amos, b. June 13, 1802; d. March 23, 1814. ' 
III Mary, b. Oct. 8, 1804. 
316 IV John, b. Nov. 4, 1807; m. Elizabeth Vining, and lived 
in Maiden. 

V Lucy, b. March 4, 18 10; m. Joseph W. Noble, April 

19, 1837. 

VI Rebecca, b. March 4, 181 2; m. William Shirley Mat- 
thews, Dec. 6, 1832, and died. 
VII Betsey, b. May 18, 1815. 
VIII Sally, b. June 3, 1818; d. Oct., 1822. 

IX Amos, b. Jan. 24, 1822; m. Feb. 15, 1846, Ruth L. 
Edwards, dau. of Jonathan, of Stoneham, and had 
one child b, about 1848. He d. April 8, 1853, and 
his widow m, Jan. 3, 1854, Alfred McKeen, of 

163. Samuel Sprague' Upham (Amos^, Amos^ Phineas^ 
Phineas^, Phineas", John^), of Melrose (formerly North Maiden), 
Mass., b. in Maiden, Sept. 12, 1777; m. Anna Foster, of Reading, 
Mass., Nov. 19, 1795, the dau. of William and Anna — dau. of 
Samuel Butters. She d. se. 83, Dec. 6, 1856. He d. as. 82, Dec. 
.30, 1859. They had: 

I Anna, b. June 9, 1797; m. se. 64, Oct. 8, 1861, Benja- 
min Wilson. 
377 II Frederick, b. Oct. 4, 1799, in Melrose; m. Deborah 

Bourne, and was a minister at Fairhaven, Mass. 

III George, b. Jan. 4, 1802; d. early. 

IV Sally, b. March 17, 1804; m. John Lynde, April 6, 1826. 

V Martha, bapt. Nov. 23, 1806; m. (first wife) Jedediah 

V. Corson, June 12, 1828. 
VI Clarissa, b. June 28, 1809; m. Joseph Lynde, April 23, 
1829 ; m. (2) Aaron Green. 
318 VII Freeman, b. Dec. 7, 1811; m. Abbelyne Sprague ; m. 
(2) Sarah J. Brown ; lived in Melrose. 
VIII Lucinda, b. Feb. 22, 1817; m. Samuel Taylor. 

164. Nathan^ Upham (Amos^ Amos^ Phineas"*, Phineas^ 
Phineas', John'), of Melrose, Mass., b. in Maiden, Mass., Feb. 24, 
1781 ; m, Eunice Howard, 1806 ; lived on Upham street. He d. 
Aug. 28, 1845. She d. April 8, [857, se. 76. They had: 

I Nathan, b. Oct. 13, 1806 ; d. in Farmington, Me., 
March 29, 1890. 

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II Lois, d. se. 14 mos., Feb. 12, 181 1. 

III Abbelina, b. Jan. 9, 1813. 

IV Eli, b. Sept. i, 1815; d. in Melrose, March 31, 1890, 

11 nm. 
V Eunice, b. Aug. 9, 1817 ; m. George Lynk, Jr., Feb. 

18, 1841. 
VI Albert, b. March 29, 1821. 
VII Emily, b. Sept. 21, 1823; m. George Cowdry, 1846. 

165. Asa' Upham (Amos^ Amos', Phineas'*, Phineas^ Phineas', 
John'), of Melrose, Mass., Upham street, b. in Maiden, Mass-, 
April 29, 1785; m. Ruth, dau. of Eleasar Richardson, Feb. 23, 
1809, b. Jan. 9, 1785. He d. Aug. 20, 1869. They had: 

I Susanna, b. Feb. 25, 1810; m. Henry Silsbee, of Lynn, 
Nov. [2, 1833 ; m. (2) Oct. 20, 1847, Jedediah V. 
Corson, of Melrose. She d. Jan. 2, 1881. 
II Syrina, b. Aug. 25, 1812, d. early. 
319. Ill Eri, b. Sept. 7, 1813; m. Hannah ]\Iaria Harris, and 
lived in Melrose. 
IV Asa, b. March 31, 1816 ; m. Amanda F. Pierce, Feb. 
18, 1872, no children. 

320 V Orne, b. Sept. 25, 1820; m. Mary E. Morris, and lived 

in Melrose. 

321 VI Benjamin R., b. April 5, 1823; m. Rachel E. Farns- 

worth, and lived in Melrose. 
VII Christina, b. July 8, 1826; 'm. Charles Briggs, of Ran- 
dolph, Oct. 29, 1868. 
VIII Sylvanus, b. Oct. 23, 1830; m. Clara W. Wiley, of 
Lynn, April 12, 1876. They had one daughter, who 
d. in infancy. 

166. William' Upham (William*, Amos', Phineas^, Phineas^, 
Phineas"^ John'), of Maiden, Mass., b. there, Sept. 3, 1778; m. 
Dorothy Blanchard, of Wilton, N. H., May, 1807, who d. in her 
82d year, Sept., 1858. They had: 

I Hannah, b. March, 1808 ; d. early. 
II wSally, b. Dec. 13, 1809, of Maiden Centre. 

III Isaac Walton, b. Aug. 16, 1812; d. April 26, 1844. 

IV Abiel, b. July 3, 1815; d. Sept., 1817. 

167. Phineas' Upham (Phineas^ Amos^ Phineas'*, Phineas^, 
Phineas', John'), of Amherst, N. H., b. May 24, 1769; m. Lois 
Stratton, Feb. 13, 1791, who d. Feb. 9, 1831. He was a farmer 
and blacksmith, and d. Feb. 2, 183 1. They had: 

322 I Phineas, b. Oct. 13, 1795, who was also a farmer and 

blacksmith at Amherst; m. March 24, 1834, Mary 

224 Upham Genealogy. 

Crosby, who d. June 6, 1838 ; m. (2) Feb. 19, 1850, 
widow Sally Crosby Elliot, sister of his first wife, 
who d. March 25, 1880. He d. April 16, 1863. He 
had by wife Mary, Phineas C., b. Feb. 2, 1835 ; m. 
Nellie Stevens, Jan. 3, 1858; had Mary E., b. Oct. 
31, 1858; he d. Aug. 5, 1859. 
n Patty, b. Sept. 19, 1799; m. James Prince, April 10, 
1826, who d. Aug. 28, 1852 ; she d. April 4, 1837. 
They had five children — son James, one of the 
leading farmers at Amherst, and he has a son James 
Wilder Prince. 

323 in Isaac, b. Feb. 19, 1802, in Amherst; m. Martha C. 

Carter, and lives on the homestead at Amherst. 
IV ) Lucy, b. Aug- 2, 1810; d. Aug. 24, 1843, unm. 

V ) Luther, b. at same time, twins; he a farmer at Hook- 

set, N. H., three times married, has: daus. Ella and 
Dora M., and sons, Lintey and George. 

VI Alfred, b. April 13, 1812; m. Dulcina P. Blanchard, 

and moved from Amherst to Winsor, Vt.,. d. March 
12, 1844. They had Edwin Judson, b. 1843, living 
in Chatham, N. Y., 1888. (His genealogy given in 
" Munsell's American Ancestry"' — local series.) 

168. Amos' Upham (Phineas*, Amos\ Phineas^ Phineas\ 
Phineas*, John'), of Amherst, N. H., b. Oct. 15, 1771 ; m. Han- 
nah Green, Sept. 3, 1797, who d. Aug., i8oi,3e. 25 ; m. (2) Betsey 
Fasset, Jan., 1803. He d. Nov. 24, 1826. They had: 

324 I Amos, b. Nov. 16, 1799, son of first wife ; m. Fanny 

Clark, and m. (2) Sarah F. Moulton. 
II Hannah, d. unm. 

169. Ezra^ Upham (Ezra^ Amos^ Phineas", Phineas^ Phin- 

eas'^ John'), of Chelmsford, Mass., b. in Maiden, Mass., Nov. 24, 
1783; m. Bethia Burnap, who was b. Sept. 12, 1784, and d. March 
3, 1874. He d. Feb. 16, 1868. They had: 

I Sally Watts, b. Feb. 23, 1809; m. Nathaniel B. Holt; 

she d. Aug. 12, 1850. 
II Bethia, b. June 12, 1811 ; m. Abner Holt; she d. June 
25> 1843. 

325 III Ezra Abbott, b. Oct. 18, 1813 ; m. Almira Morse; 

lived in Chelmsford. 

326 IV Clement, b. Jan. 20, 1816; m. Almira W. Barry; lived 

in Chelmsford. 
V Adaline, b. Oct. 9, 1818; m. Herman AVright ; shed. 
Aug. 22, 1844. 

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VI Almira, b. June 11, 1822; m. Abner Holt; she d. 

July 26, 1S47. 
VII Lorenzo Dow, b. Nov. 30, 1825; d. July 31, 1847, 

170. Jacob' Upham (Jacob^ Jacob\ Phineas^ Phineas\ 
Phineas'\ John'), of Amherst, N. H., "b. there, Oct. 29, 1798; m. 
Sarah Haywarcl, Nov. 20, 1822, who was b. in North Reading, 
Mass., Aug. 31, 1804, and was living in Nashua, N. H., 1889. 
One of the sons of Jacob Upham said of him: "He was born, 
lived, and died, on the same farm at Amherst, that had been his 
father's. He was an honest, industrious, cheerful, hopeful and 
contented Christian man, unambitious for rank or wealth. In 
appearance, slender, and rather tall; somewhat delicate in health 
during the greater part of his life. In religious faith he was a 
Congregationalist, and in political preference a Whig — later a 
Republican ; but he never held, or aspired to any conspicuous 
office. He brought up a large family, nine of whom reached 
mature years, and remembered their father with sincere love and 
gratitude." He d. of consumption, Oct. 14, 1859. They had: 

327 I Jacob Burnap, b. Jan. 4, 1824; m. Mary E. Chapin ; 

m. (2) Sarah F. Converse. He was living on the 
old homestead at Amherst, 1889. 
II Sarah Tamzan, b. Feb. 7, 1826; m. Samuel H. Vose, 
Nov. 6, 1849, and lived in Salem, N. H. She d. of 
consumption, Nov. 16, i860 ; no living chil- 

HI Mary, b. March 25, 1827; m. Oilman D. Kelly, Nov. 
25', 1847. They lived in Salem, N. H., and had 
four children living in 1889. 

IV Emily Dorcas, b. July 30, 1829; m. Lucius B. Mer- 
riam, May 28, 1851, who d. June 27, 1853, leaving a 
daughter, who d. June 10, 1885. She m. (2) Henry 
E. Babcock, Feb. 13, 1858 ; lived in Bolton, Mass. 
She d. of fever, June 20, 1863, leaving a daughter 
by second marriage. 
V Susan, b. April 14. 1832 ; m. David P. Lowe, June 14, 
1855; lived in Troy, N. H. ; had one son and two 

328 VI John Henr)s b. Nov. 21, 1835; m. Catherine E. Col- 

burn. He was a farmer, living in Amherst, 1889. 

VII Ruth Elizabeth, b. Oct. i.^, 1838. She lived with her 

mother in Nashua, N. H., where she d. of consump- 
tion, July 20, 1888. 

226 Upham Genealogy. 

VIII Jesse Haywavd, b. Feb. 19, 1841 ; d. March 3, 1841. 
329 IX George Williams, b. April 23, 1842; m. Sarah A. Buss. 
He was in mercantile business at Nashua. 
X Warren, b. March 8, 1850; graduated at Dartmouth 
College, N. H., 187 1 ; m. Oct. 22, 1885, in Minne- 
apolis, Minn., Addie M. Bixby, who was b. in Au- 
rora, Minn., Feb. 5, 1861. They had a dau. Pearl, 
b. Sept. 26, 1S87; d. same day. He is a civil 
engineer, and lived in Concord, N. H., 1872 to 1874; 
was assistant on the Geol. Survey of N. H., 1875 to 
1878 ; assistant on the Geol. Survey of Minnesota, 
1S79 to 1885; assistant on U. S. Geol. Survey, 1885- 
1888, engaged in observations, and in preparing 
report on the valley of the Red River of the North, in 
Minnesota and Dakota, which was occupied by the 
Glacial Lake Agassiz. He has published numerous 
scientific papers, relating mostly to glacial geology, 
but also including a report on the flora of Minnesota. 
Besides the Geological reports of New Hampshire 
and Minnesota, and of the U. S. Geol. Survey, his 
articles have appeared in the American Journal of 
Science, the American Naturalist, the Canadian 
Naturalist, the American Geologist, the Geological 
Magazine, Appalachia, the proceedings of the Amer- 
ican Association for the Advancement of Science, 
and the proceedings of the Boston Society of Nat- 
ural History. In 1S89 he was engaged on a report 
of the continuation of Lake Agassiz in Manitoba for 
the Geolog. and Nat. Hist. Survey of Canada; on a 
monograph of " The Glacial Lake Agassiz," for the 
\J. S- Geol. Survey; and a Bulletin for the U. S. 
Geol. Survey of " Altitudes between Lake Superior 
and the Rocky Mountains." His residence was 21 
Newbury street, Somerville, Mass. He is gaining a 
wide reputation in his special field of work, and has 
the promise of future fame. 

171. Dr. Edward^ Upham (Leonard^ Rev. Edward^ James*, 
Phineas^, Phineas", John'), of Chateaugay Basin, Canada, b. in 
West Springfield, Mass., May 4, 1790, m. July i, 181 1, Laura 
Beach, she d. April 20, 1862. He was a doctor, and at the break- 
ing out of the war of 1812, he returned to the United States, and 
entered the army at Plattsburg, N. Y., as Surgeon, serving during 
the war in that capacity. He went to Ind. for the purpose of 

' /m^r^^^^ 


Of Somerville, Mass. 

Upham Genealogy. 227 

locating a bounty land warrant granted him for his services in the 
army, and died at Fort Wayne, Ind., March, 1819. They had: 
I Martha, b. April 19, 1812; m. Zephaniah B. Turner. 

330 II Darwin Bissell, b, Feb. 20, 1813, in Plattsburg, N.Y.; 

m. Lucina Parsons, and lived in New York State. 

III Lucy (twin), b. Sept. 2, 1818; m. Sidney Mitchell, 

April 18, 1839. They celebrated their golden wed- 
ding, April 18, 1889. 

331 IV Edward (twin), b. Sept. 2, 18 18; m. Harriet Ketchum, 

and lived at Marshall, Mich. 

172. David^ Upham (Jonathan^ Jonathan\ Jonathan'*, Phin- 
eas^, Phineas'^ John'), of Nantucket, Mass., b. there, Oct. 31,1776; 
m. Elizabeth Gardner, 1800, who d. March 18, 1855. He d. 
Nov. 16, 1854, at Rootstown, Portage Co., Ohio. They had: 
I Lydia, b. Sept. 17, 1800; d. May 10, 1806. 
II David, b. May i, 1806; m. Almira Orpin, April 26, 
1829. He was a sea captain, and d. Sept. 4, 1849, 
of yellow fever, in New Orleans, La. His widow 
m. Capt. Charles Rawson. He left no children. 

332 III AVilliam, b. Oct. 2, 1808, in Nantucket; m. Margaret 

Gardner Folger; was captain of the ship " Gazelle," 
and d. at the Marquesas Islands, 1855. 

IV Lydia, b. April 25, 1812; d. Aug. 23, 1814. 
V Charles, b. Oct. 22, 1814; d. July 13, 1889. 

VI Nancy, b. Sept. 6, 1816; d. June 18, 1829. 
VII Charles, b. May 14, 1818; d. July 13,1819. 
VIII Joseph, b. April 16, 1820; sea captain; d. at sea, April 
22, 185 1, unm. 
IX Eliza B., b. July 28, 1822; m. John M. Folger, June 
12, 1841 ; no children. 

173- John^ Upham (Jonathan*^, Jonathan^ Jonathan*, Phin- 
eas^ Phineas''^, John'), of Nantucket, Mass., b. there, Oct. 25, 1781; 
m. Mary Jane Stillman, of Stepney, England, Feb. 14, 1813, who 
d. 1834; he m, (2) Elizabeth Gardner, of Nantucket, who was b. 
July 20, 1788, and d. May 17, 1856. He was a master mariner, 
sailing out of France for many years; made a fortune, but lost it 
by an unfortunate investment in lime. He d. at his son's home 
in Maine, July 9, 1861. They had: 

333 I John, b. Sept. 24, 1813, in London, England; m. a 

French girl in Nantes, France; m. (2) Harriet 
Ann Bachelder; in 1879 he was living in Grass 
Valley, Cal. 

228 Upham Genealogy. 

II Joseph Thomas, b. May 20, 1S18, in London, England; 
m. Ann Gardner Barney, of Nantucket, May 25, 
1845; they had an only child, Anna Barney, b. April 
3, 1846. He d. at sea, Aug. 2, [847. 

III James Timothy, b. Jan. 10, 1821, in London, Eng- 

land; ni. June 29, 1854, Anna G., widow of Joseph 
Thomas. He d. childless, Aug. 10, 1859. 

IV Edward, b. Dec. 26, 1823, in London, England; d. 

Dec. 20, 1827. 
V Mary Ann, b. Feb. 22, 1825, in Nantes, France; m. 
1852, Albert Swain, who d.; living in 1879, in Nan- 
tucket; no children. 
VI Edward Stillman, b. June 18, 1827, in Nantes, France; 
m. Feb., 1841, Mary Paddock Kelly, of West Sid- 
ney, Me.; no children ; he d. June 21, 1855. She was 
living in Gardner, Me., 1879. 
VII William Everett, b. May 22, 1829, in Nantes, France; 
d. at sea, April 11, 1855, unm. 

174. Timothy^ Upham (Jonathan^ Jonathan^, JohnathanS 
Phineas^, Phineas", John'), of Nantucket, Mass., b. there, Jan. 9, 
1787; m. Rebecca Folger, dau. of Capt. Thadeus, 181 o. He d. 
Aug. 26, 1873. They had: 

I Delia M. ; m. Andrew E. Arthur, May, 1829; (they 
had their golden wedding, 1879). They had: (i) 
Rebecca Ann, who m. Frederick G. Coffin, Nov., 
1849. (2) Mary F. (3) Elizabeth J. 

II David J.; m. Mary Sobey. 

175. Barnard^ Upham (Daniel^ Nathaniel', Nathaniel'*, Na- 
thaniel^ Phineas'^, John'), of Leicester, Mass., b. June 16, 1774; 
m. Betsey Hubbard, b. July 20, 1777, dau. of Daniel; she m. (2) 
March 29, 1827, William Denny. Barnard Upham d. June 11, 
1824. They had: 

I Baylies, b. April 2^, 1802; m. May 12, 1825, Mary W. 

Trask; no children. He d. Feb. 5, 1877. 
II Louisa, b. July 12, 1804; m. Sept. 20, 1826, John R. 
Williams, of Buffalo, N. Y.; had seven children. 
She d. May 13, 1863. 

III Laura, b. Aug. 31, 1807 ; d. July 26, 1842, unm. 

IV George, b. April 4, 181 1; m. Dec. 22, 1869, Susan 

Haggert, of Mohawk, N. Y. He d. Oct. 13, 
1877. They had George Haggert, b. Dec. 4, 

Upham Genealogy. 229 

V Sarah Sprague, b. Feb. 13, 1S13; m. Selby Richard- 

son, Nov. I, 1842. 
VI Joseph Barnard, b. Sept. 3, 1819; living at Leicester, 
1888, Linm. 

176. John' Upham (Daniel^ NathanieP, Nathaniel'*, Nathan- 
iel^ Phineas'% John'), of Templeton, Mass., b. Aug. 30, 1776; m. 
April 10, 1800, Martha ("Patty") Holbrook, who d. Oct. 17, 
1812; m. (2) Oct. 12, 1814, Susanna Baker, b. Sept. 19, 1782, 
who survived his death, and m, (2) Asa Turner, Feb. 5, 1833; she 
d. March 28, 1864. John Upham d. May i, 1827. He had, by 
wife Martha: 

334 I Horace Sprague, b. April 25, 1801; m. Deborah 

Jacobs; lived in Exeter, Me. 

335 II John Milton, b. Oct. 9, 1803; rn. Matilda Blood; 

lived in South Royalston, Mass. 

336 in Joseph Emerson, b. Nov. i, 1805; d. Aug. 18, 1810. 
IV Martha Holbrook, b. Feb. 27, 180S; d. Oct. 30, 1826, 


V Mary Hutchinson, b, Feb. 24, 1810; m. Maynard 

Partridge, April 13, 183 1; she d. May 15, 1882. 
VI Elizabeth Fairbanks, b. Sept. 7, 1812; d. Dec. 15, 1815. 
By wife Susanna: 

VII Joseph Emerson, b. Dec. 9, 1815; rn. Susan P. New- 
ton; lived in Athol, Mass. 

337 VIII Daniel Winthrop, b. Dec. 22, 181 7; m. Mehitabel E. 

Clark, of Royalston, Mass. 

338 IX Samuel Baker, b. Sept. 28, 18 19; m. Mary Allen 

Sawyer; lived in Watertown, N. Y. 

339 X Joshua Nelson, b. Aug. 5, 1822; m. Nancy Chace 

Clark; lived in Hudson, Mass. 
XI Charles Wellington, b. Sept. 19, 1824; m. Cynthia 
Gale, July 22, 1852, who d. Oct. 12, 1861; m. (2) 
March 25, 1866, Eliza Barrett, who d. Feb. 21, 1889; 
he was ist lieutenant, Co. G, 53d Mass. Vols.; 
living in Templeton, 1889; no children. 

177. Daniel" Upham (Daniel^ NathanieP, NathanieP, Na- 
thanieP, Phineas", John'), of Leicester, Mass., b. March 21, 1781; 
m. Mary Savage, Nov., 1804, who d. Jan. 4, 1859, ce. 85. In 
1809 he kept a hotel on Dock Square, Boston, and was later 
deputy sheriff at Leicester. He d. Jan. 21, 1868, They had: 

I Lourinda S., b. Dec. 9, 1805; m. April 12, 1834, Rev. 
Jonathan Farr, had live children; she d. Feb. 20, 

230 Upham Genealogy. 

II James Savage, b. Aug. 4, 1807; d. March 25, 1854, 

Ill Philena Maria, b. about 1809; d. Aug. 24, 1875, unm. 
340 IV George Baylies, b. about 1810; m. Annie C. Phillips; 
lived in California, and later in Leicester. 

V Charles Augustus, b. July 20, 1812; m. Oct. 22, 1839, 

Lucy N. Lane, of Boston; no children; he d, June 
25, 1863. 

178. Samuer Upham (DanieP, Nathaniel', Nathaniel^ Na- 
thaniel^, Phineas", John'), of Templeton, Mass., b. Feb. 2, 1788; 
m. Dec. 25, 1810, Persis Stone, who d. Feb. 19, 1826, ae. 36; m, 
(2) July 19, 1826, Hannah Savvtelle, who d. Dec. 3, 1872, ae. 80. 
He kept a tavern at East Sudbury, 1810. He d. Sept. 27, 1866. 
He had by wife Persis: 

I Persis Stone, b. June 2, 1812; m. March 26, 1834, Joel 

G. Fales. 
II Samuel Barnard, b. March 26, 1814; m. Dec. 8, 1840, 
Marinda Fales. They had: Stella Marinda, Id. Oct. 
I, 1847. He d. Jan. 23, 1887. 

III Joshua Chester, b. Feb. 27, 1816; m. Rebecca Paige, 

March 22, 1842. They had: Estella, b. Jan. 22, 
1843, d. Aug. I, 1844, 

IV Simeon Lysander, b. Nov. 16, 1820; m. May 25, 1847, 

Mercy Whitney; lived in Fitchburgh, Mass. ; no 
By wife Hannah: 

V Adelaide Russell, b. Oct. 4, 1829; m. Dec. 31, 1849, 

Thomas Martin; she d. Aug. 29, 1850, 
VI Francis Everett, b. Jan. 24, 1835; m. Georgiana Hen- 
derson; living in Los Angeles Co., Cal,, in 1891, 
where he had an orange grove. 

179. JoeP Upham (Nathaniel®, Nathaniel^ Nathaniel^ Na- 
thaniel, Phineas^, John'), of Hubbardston, Mass., b. Nov. 2, 1769; 
m. Polly Pike, April 5, 1800; he d. Oct. 17, 1843. They had: 

I James P., b. July 17, 1801; m. Deborah , of 

Boston, who d. May 16, 185 1; m. (2) Eliza , 

of Boston. They had: Mary Elizabeth, b. June 4, 
1839, who m. Albert Sydney Lewis, and d. in 
Brooklyn, N.Y., about 1886. James P. d. Dec. 23, 
II Hannah, b. Nov. 16, 1803. 

III Lorina, b. Oct. 6, 1805. 

Upham Genealogy. 231 

IV Lucretia, b. Oct. 6, 1805. 

V Abigail Ward, b. Feb. 22, 1818; m. Royal Liickey, 

Nov. 30, 1843. 
VI Polly, b. Oct. 26, 1809. 
VII Sumner, b. Jan. 11, 1812; d. Oct. 20, 1812. 
VIII Betsey, b. Nov. 17, 1814; m. Tyler Willard, Feb. 25, 
1844, of Worcester, Mass. 

180.^ Calvin' Upham (Nathaniel', Nathaniel' Nathaniel^ Na- 
thaniel^ Phmeas', John'), of Hubbardston, Mass., b. July 18, 1773; 
m. Hannah Heald, Feb. 12, 1797; he d. Nov. 22, 1827. They 
had : 

I Josiah, b. June 13, 1798; d. Feb. 18, 1815. 
II Caty, b. March 28, 1800; m. Joel M. Brown, of Rock- 
ingham, Vt. 

III Eliphalet, b. June 7, 1802; was m., and both he and 

his wife d. at Troy. 

IV Ruth C, b. Sept. 7, 1815; m. Charles S. Bruce, April 

6, 1840; she d. Nov. 20, 1842. 

181. Wiilard' Upham (Nathaniel^ Nathaniel', Nathaniel' 
Nathaniel-^ Phineas'-', John'), of Royalston, Mass., b. Dec. 18, 
1775; m. Ann Eddy, of Newton, Mass., Sept. 30, 1798, who was 
b July 28, 1776, and d. Oct. i, 1838; he d. Sept. 6, 1822. 
They had: 

I Lucretia, b. April 16, 1799; d. March 15, 1801. 

341 II Jefferson Holland, b. Nov. 19, t8oo; m. Nancy W. 

Fernald, and lived in Boston. 
HI Samuel Eddy, b. Oct. 29, 1803; d. Feb. 3, 1839. 

342 IV Willard, b. Feb. 27, 1805; d. Oct. 29, 1805. 

V Stephen, b. Jan. 29, 1806; d. Feb. 3, 1806. 

VI Willard, b. Jan. 29, 1806; m. Sophronia Sherman; 
lived in Fitzwilliam, N. H. 

343 VII Benjamin Ward, b. Oct. 29, 1809; was three times 

married; lived in Royalston. 

182. Allen' Upham (Nathaniel^, Nathaniel', Nathaniel', Na- 
thaniel, Phmeas-, John'), of Weston, Vt., and Hull, Canada, b. 
Dec. 23, 1 781; m. Dec. 29, 1800, Lydia Fay, at Weston, who was 
b. May 29, 1782, and d. 1871; he d. 1803. They had: 

I Mary, b. Feb. 10, 1802; m. Erastus Eaton, of Cadv's 
Falls, Vt. 

344 II John Allen, b. Dec. 22, 1803, in Weston; m. Mary E. 

Kelsey, and (2) Ursula A. Whipple ; lived in Stowe, 
Vt., and LeSauk, Minn.; d. in St. Paul, Minn., 1883. 

232 Upham Genealogy. 

183. Hannah^ Upham (Nathaniel^ NathanieP, Nathaniel^ 
Nathaniel'', Phineas'^, John'), of Troy, N. Y., b. July 25, 1784; m. 
at Hubbardston, Mass., iSio, Jabez Upham, who was b. May 18, 
1777, at Sunderland, Mass., (or Vermont); she d. in Troy, Dec. 
29, 1867; he d. in Troy, Dec. 14, 1836. (This Jabez Upham 
has not been identified.) They had: 

I Lovina Ann, b. Jan. 12, 1811; d. Jan. 14, 1811. 
II Susan Abigail, b. Oct. 12, 1812; d. Aug. 29, 1817. 

III Ruth Marinda, b. Feb. 12, 1815; d. Sept. i, 1817. 

IV Hiram Jabez, b. Nov. 12, 1817; d. Jan. 30, 1831. 

345 V Moses Allen, b. June 9. 1820, in Troy; m. Mary Mid- 

forth, and (2) Mary Louisa Remmey. 

184. Rufus' Upham (Nathaniel", Nathaniel, Nathaniel'*, Na- 
thaniel, Phineas", John'), of Leicester, Mass., b. about 1789; m. 
Oct. 8, 181 2, Oliver Sylvester, of Leicester, who d. Jan. i, 1858; 
he d. in Leicester, Dec. 21, 1857, ae. 68. They had: 

I Laura Pamelia, b. x^ipril 9, 18 15; m. June 19, 1838, 

Amasa Richardson. 
II Lyman Thatcher, b. March 20, 1820; m. Lucy A. 
Tripp, April, 1845; ^''O children; lived in Cherry 
Valley, Mass. 

185. John' Upham (Thomas^ Nathaniel', Nathaniel^ Nathan- 
iel', Phineas'"", John'), of Sand Lake, N. Y., b. Aug. 22, 1778; prob- 
ably in Marlborough, N. H.; m. Elizabeth Stevens, who was b. in 
Sand Lake, June 3, 1786, and d. Sept. 19, 1872; he d. May 15, 
1 84 1. They had : 

I Sarah Etta, b. June 5, 1804; m. Whittaker. 

II Dorsey, b. April 2, 1806; m. Teresa Town, and had 

daus. Louisa and Sarah; he d. May 22, 1828. 
Ill Mary, b. March 24, 1808; d. March 9, 1813. 

346 IV John, b. June 19, 1812; m. Eunice C. Culver; lived 

in Delevan, 111. 
V James P., b. Sept. 24, 1814; d. March 26, 1820. 

347 VI Nathan G., b. Feb. 16, 181 7 ; m. Mary Ann Mixter. 

348 VII James Harris, b. March 26, 1820; m. Catherine Mounts, 

and (2) Millicent Rugg; lived in Delevan. 
VIII Hannah M., b. April 10, 1825 ; m. Philotus Clark, 
May 23, 1844; lived at Sand Lake, and at Delevan, 
111. 'Ihey had: (i) Mary E. Clark, b. March 15, 
1845, at Sand Lake; m. John G. Houghton, of 
Delevan, Oct. 18, 1864, and had 10 children. (2) 
John Clark, b. Sept. 7, 1850; d. Jan. 19, 185 1. 

Upham Genealogy. 233 

(3) Lydia U. Clark, b. Feb. 11, 1852, at Sand Lake. 

(4) Ida N. Clark, b. Sept. i, 1863, at Delevan. 

IX Morgan S., b. March 14, 1829; killed by falling from 
a roof, in West Troy. 

186. Asa' Upham (Thomas^ Nathaniel, Nathaniel*, Nathan- 
iel^ Phineas*, John'), of Sand Lake, N. Y., b. April 27, 1783; m. 
Achsa Bailey, b. May 30, 1783, d. Sept. 7, 1839; he d. Sept. 18, 
1856. They had: 

I Emma, b. 1803 ; m. Philo Clark; she d. Oct. 26, 1853. 
II Rebecca, b. 1804 (.?); m. Jason Simmons ; she d. Feb. 
6, 1885. 

III Pollina, b. March 13, 1806; m. Samuel Wood; shed. 

Nov. 13, 1837. 

IV Lena, b. 1810; m. Horace Clark ; she d. Feb. 13, 1878. 
349 V James, b. June 7, 1819; m. Harriet Cole, and lived in 

Alps, N. Y. 
VI Gurnelda E., b. Aug. 30, 1827; m. Lorenzo D. 

187. EzekieP Upham (Thomas®, Nathaniel, Nathaniel^, Na- 
thaniel^ Phineas^ John'), of Sand Lake, N. Y., b. Dec. 28, 1793, 
probably at Sand Lake; m. Mary Travise, who was b. Dec. 7, 
1794, and d. June, 187 1 ; he d. Feb. 23, 1859. They had: 

I Thomas, b. May 4, 1813; m. Arilla Adams; had a son 

John E. 
II Asa, b. April 4, 1816 ; m. Mira Rowe; had a son 
Charles H. 

III Martha, b. April 28, 1818; m. William Clements. 

IV Robert Lyman, b. Dec, 10, 1820; m. Sophia Hunt- 

V Maria Etta, b. Oct. 10, 1822 ; m. George Huntington. 
VI Wilson C, b. July 19, 1824; m. Mary Hunt; had a 

son Delmar. 
VII John H., b. Aug. 21, 1828; m. Minerva Newell. 
VIII William, b. March 13, 1833 ; m. Sept. 30, 1854, Susan 
E. Adams; had a dau. Mamie E., b. Feb. 9, 1861, 
who m. Clarence Graver, Aug. 4, 1886. 

188. Ro^er Freeman' Upham (Noah', Noah\ Noah^ Na- 
thaniel^, Phineas^, John'), of Belchertown, Mass., b. in Mansfield, 
Conn., Jan. 3, 1777 ; m. at Woodstock, Conn., Nov. 25, 1802, 
Anna Howard, b. in Ashfield, Conn., Dec. 27, 1779; shed, in 
Belchertown, Oct. 14, 1857; they moved from Conn, to Bel- 


234 Upham Genealogy. 

chertown in 1812; he d. in Belchertown, March 14, 1853. 
They had: 

350 I Howard, b. Dec. 17, 1803; m. Cynthia Freeman Child; 

lived in Belchertown. 

351 II Freeman, b. April i, 1805; m. Elizabeth Livermore ; 

lived in Worcester, Mass, 
III Lucius, b. July 7, 1807; d. Dec. 12, 1855; he was mar- 
ried, but had no children. 

352 IV Amos, b. Aug. 2, 1809; m. Eloisa Leonard; lived in 

Castile, N. Y. 

V Anna, b. Feb. 25, 181 1; d. in Enfield, Mass., unm. 
VI Newell, b. Sept. 6, 181 2; d. ; he was tw^ice married. 

VII Whitman, b, Dec. 6, 1814; d. Jan. 22, 1825. 

353 VIII Lathrop, b. Jan. i, 1816; m. Calister Livermore. 

IX Hannah, b. Dec. 17, 1817; m. Abijah Child, Sept. 24, 
X Porter, b. Oct. i, 1820; d. April 17, 1872, unm. 
XI Martha, b. Nov. 18, 1822; m. George L. Washburn, of 

Castile, N. Y. 
XII Emily, b. Aug. 25, 1825; m. April 7, 1847, Gilbert 
McKenny; she d. Jan. 8, 1883. 

189. Newell Noah' Upham (Noah«, Noah^ Noah^ Nathan- 
iel^ Phineas''', John^), of Marathon, Cortland Co. (post-office 
address Killawog), N. Y., b. Aug. 5, 1793; m. Isabella, dau. of 
William Greene, of Rhode Island; she was b. Aug. 23, 1798; he 
was a farmer, and d. Sept. 10, 1878, They had: 

I Hepzibah S. 
II Thomas. 

III Morgan. 

IV Damon G. 

All of whom were living on the old homestead at 
Marathon in 1880, where their father and grand- 
father settled in 1806. 

V William Noah, b. Oct. 6, 1832, in Marathon; m. at 

Montrose, Pa., July 9, i860, Lizzie F. Hickox ; no 
children; he was for some years in the milling busi- 
ness at Sterling, 111., in the flour trade at Chicago, 
from i860 to 1870; in 1879, in the leather business 
at Chicago, 200 Washington St., and 18 Mendell St., 
North Branch. 

190. Benjamin' Upham (SamueP, Benjamin^ Noah^ Na- 
thaniel*, Phineas^ John'), of DeRuyter, N. Y., b. June 9, 1773, in 
Mansfield, Conn.; m. in 1800, Lucinda Buckingham, who d. Feb., 

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1813; m. (2) in 1816, Cornelia C. Holinbroke, who was b. May 
8, 1 791, and d. March 17, 1869; he d. at Parkman, O., about 
1854, ae, 81. They had: 

354 I Alvah West, b. Aug. 26, 1801, in Camden, Oneida Co., 

N. Y.; grad. at the Philadelphia Med. Col. 1822; 
m. Mary Rush; lived in Youngstown, O., and 
Arcadia, 111. 

355 II Julius Buckingham, b. Oct. 8, 1803; m. Harriet 

Amelia White ; lived in Parkman, Geauga Co., O. 

356 III Marcena W., b. Oct. 21, 1805; m. Philena C Allen; 

lived in Georgetown, N. Y. 
IV Polly P., b. May 3, 1808; m. Asahel Allen, Sept. 2, 

V Betsey, b. Dec. 16, 1810; m. Chester Cranson, Jan., 

1834; d. 1848. 
VI Lucinda M., b. Feb. 17, 1813; m. D. C Coats, Sept. 

4, 1840; d. Jan. 15, 1866. 

357 VII Benjamin Holinbroke, b. Nov. 10, 1817, in Sherburne, 

N. Y.; m. Anna S. Swan ; lived in Georgetown, N. Y. 

358 VIII Benajah S., b. Nov. 9, 1819, in Georgetown, N. Y.; 

m. Louisa F.Wilcox, and (2) Laura S. Green; lived 
in Kirtland, O. 
IX Cornelia C, b. July 5, 1822; m. Joel Soule. 

191. Alson'' Upham (Samuel", Benjamin^ Noah*, Nathaniel', 
Phineas^ John') of Sherburne, N. Y., b. May 27, 1780; m. Betsey 
Webber, b. 1780, d. 1840; he was called captain; he d. Nov. 20, 
186 1. They had: 

I Hiram, b. April 7, 1804; m. March 4, 1830, Annah 
Steward Church. One child, Mrs. Louisa B. Bass, 
of Sherburne; he d. May 24, 1868. 
II Betsey, d. 
Ill Samuel W., b. 1807; m. Eliza Keys; he d. March 12, 
1835. They had one son, Lewis S., of Auburn, N. 
Y.; unm. in 1889. 

359 IV Edwin N., b. Feb. 5, 1810; m. Mary Desire Kimberly, 

and lived in Sherburne. 

360 V Elijah, b. Oct. 12, 1812; m. Susan H. Jenkins. 

VI Albert G., b. May 17, 1814; m. Mrs. Nancy Eaton. 
They had one son, Fred W. 
VII Egbert G., b. Dec. 6, 1820; unm. 1889. . 

192. Hon.William' Upham (Samuel^ Samuel", Samuel", John', 
Phineas'^ John'), of Montpelier, Vt., b. in Leicester, Mass., Aug. 

236 Upham Genealogy. 

5, 1792; m. Sarah Keyes, of Ashford, Conn., in 1814, who d. May 
8, 1856; he was a lawyer, and U. S. Senator from Vermont from 
1841 until his death, Jan. 14, 1853, at Washington, from small-pox; 
his remains were buried in the Congressional Cemetery, at Wash- 
ington. Washburn's History of Leicester, Mass., has the follow- 
ing notice of Senator William Upham: 

*' His father moved to Montpelier, Vt., in 1802. William studied 
law with Judge Prentiss, and was admitted to the bar about 181 1. 
He was a prominent lawyer, and was elected to the U. S. Senate 
in 1841, re-elected in 1847, and died at Washington, Jan. 14, i8£53. 
When a boy, William crushed his hand in a cider mill. It was 
trimmed with a hatchet. Being unfitted for manual labor, it was 
determined to educate him. He studied at the academy in 1799 
and 1800. He studied law with Judge Prentiss, and was admitted 
to the bar about 181 1, and became his partner. He attained a 
high rank in his profession. He was very successful as a jury 
advocate. He possessed a great share of wit and humor, and 
occasionally indulged in sarcasm with telling effect. He was a 
social, pleasant, and agreeable companion, and had acquired such 
a degree of popular favor and confidence, that when his former 
partner was appointed District Judge of the U. S. Court, Mr. Up- 
ham became his successor in the U. S. Senate in 1841, and was 
re-elected in 1847. He died at Washington, while still Senator, 
in ^1853. 

" He did not speak often in the Senate, but whenever he did, it 
was with much force, directness, and effect. He was stanch in 
his political opinions, and commanded attention as an independ- 
ent thinker, and an outspoken representative of New England 

The following sketch of the life of Senator Upham is from the 
History of Montpelier, Vt., published in i860, by the Hon. D. P. 

" The Hon. William Upham, son of Captain Samuel Upham, was 
born in Leicester, Mass., Aug. 5, 1792, where, while a resident 
there, he received only the first rudiments of an education, being 
too young to attend the academy in that town. In 1802, his father 
and family removed to Vermont, and settled on a farm near the 
center of Montpelier. Here from the age of ten to about fifteen, 
he worked on his father's farm, only attending the district school 
in the winter. At this time he met with an accident, which, at the 
time, apparently gave a new turn to his destinies for life: WHiile 
engaged about a cider mill, his hand was caught in the machinery, 
and all the fingers of the right hand were so badly crushed that 

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they had to be amputated even with the pahn. This accident un- 
fitted him for manual labor, led his father to consent to what had 
before been his wish, the commencement of a course of education, 
preparatory to the study of law. Accordingly he attended the old 
academy at Montpelier, a few terms, and then, with the late Rev. 
William Perrin, of Berlin, for a fellow student, pursued the study 
of Greek and Latin, about one year, with the Rev. James Hobart 
of the last-mentioned town. In the year 1808 he entered the office 
of the Hon. Samuel Prentiss, in Montpelier, as a law student, and 
after pursuing his legal studies there for about three years, he was 
admitted to the bar, and soon went into partnership with Mr. 
Bayliss a few years; he then opened an office alone in Montpelier, 
and from that time, until his election to the U. S. Senate, he, either 
alone or with his temporary partners, continued in the constant 
and successful practice of his profession, the business of which 
was always more than ample enough to require his whole time and 
attention. For the first thirty years of his professional career, 
Mr. Upham, with the exception of only one instance, steadily 
declined the many proffers of his friends for his promotion to civil 
office, though his opportunities for holding such offices included 
the chance for a seat on the bench of the Supreme Court. The 
excepted instance was involved in his consent to run as a candi- 
date for the town representative in 1827; when, though the ma- 
jority of his party was a matter of much doubt, he was trium- 
phantly elected. In 1828, he was re-elected, and in 1830 received 
a third election, serving through all three terms to the entire sat- 
isfaction of his constituents, and therein exhibiting talents as a 
public debater which gave him a high position in the Legislature. 
In the presidential campaign of 1840, he, for the first time, took an 
active part in politics, and to use a modern phrase, stumped nearly 
the whole state, making himself everywhere known to the people 
by the peculiar traits of his popular eloquence, and by doing effi- 
cient political service in favor of the election of General Harrison. 
In 1 84 1 he was elected to a seat in the United States Senate; and 
in 1847 he was re-elected to the same distinguished office, and died 
of malignant small-pox, at Washington, before the completion of 
his last term, on January 14, 1853, aged 61 years. His remains 
repose in the Congressional burial ground in that city. 

" In his professional career, to which the main energies of his life 
were devoted, he became widely known as one of the best advo- 
cates in the state. He was, indeed, what might be called a natural- 
born lawyer, and the practice of his profession seemed to amount 
to almost a passion with him; and, even in his youth, before he 

238 Upham Genealogy. 

commenced his legal studies, he would often, it is said, leap from 
his dreams in his bed, and commence pleading some imaginary- 
law case. And, what he determined to be, that he became, one 
of the most successful jury lawyers to be found in any country. 
Never hesitating for a word, and fluent almost beyond example, 
the style of his speaking was rapid, thoroughly earnest, and often 
highly impassioned, and so magnetic was that earnestness and 
seeming confidence in his case, and so skillfully Avrought up were 
his arguments, that bad indeed must have been his side of the 
question, if he did not command the sympathies and convictions 
of a good part, if not all of the jury." 

At the time the customary resolutions, on the occasion of his 
death, were introduced in Congress, Senator Foot, of Vermont, in 
his obituary address, said of him: 

" His impaired health, for some years past, has restrained him 
from participating so generally and so actively in the discussions 
of this body, as his inclinations might otherwise have induced him 
to do, or his ability as a public debater might perhaps have de- 
manded of him. Nevertheless his speeches on several important 
and existing public questions have the peculiar impress of his 
earnestness, his research, his ability and his patriotic devotion to 
the best interests of his country. A striking example is furnished 
of his fidelity to the trust committed to him, and his constant and 
patient attention to his public duties here, in the fact, which I 
had from his own mouth, that during the ten years of his services 
in this body, he never absented himself from the city of Washing- 
ton on a single day, while Congress was in session, and never failed, 
while the condition of his health would permit, of daily occupying 
his seat in the Senate." 

Senator Seward said: "William Upham was of Vermont; a 
consistent exponent of her institutions. He was a man of strong 
and vigorous judgment, which acted always by a process of sound, 
inductive reasoning, and his compeers here will bear witness that 
he was equal to the varied and vast responsibilities of the senato- 
rial trust. He was a plain, unassuming, unostentatious man. He 
never spoke for display, but always for conviction. He was an 
honest and just man. He had gotten nothing by fraud or guile ; 
and so he lived without any fear of losing whatever of fortune or 
position he had attained. No gate was so strong, no lock so fast 
and firm as the watch he kept against the approach of corruption, 
or even undue influence or persuasion. His natural policy was 
the increase of industry, the cultivation of peace, and the patron- 
age of improvement. He adopted his opinions without regard to 

Upham Genealogy. 239 

their popularity, and never stifled his convictions of the truth, nor 
suppressed their utterance, through any fear or favor, or of faction; 
but he was, on the contrary, consistent and constant 

* As pilot well expert in perilous wave, 
That to a steadfast starre his course hath bent.' " 

Mr. Upham's best known speeches in the Senate were: His 
speech on the Three Million Bill, delivered March t, 1847; on the 
Ten Regiment Bill, and the Mexican War, delivered Feb. 15, 1848; 
on the Bill to Establish Territorial Governments of Oregon, New 
Mexico and California, delivered July 28, 1848; on the Compro- 
mise Bill, delivered July i and 2, 1850. These were all published 
in pamphlet form, as well as in all the leading political papers of 
the day, and at once received the stamp of public approbation as 
elaborate and able efforts. But besides these, and besides also the 
numerous written and published reports he made during his Con- 
gressional career, as chairman of the Committee on Revolutionary 
Claims, on the Post-office and Post-Roads, and of other commit- 
tees, Mr. Upham made man)i»other speeches on various subjects, 
which, though less extensively circulated perhaps, than those above 
mentioned, yet received almost equal praise from high quarters. 
Of the latter may be cited, as an instance, his speech in opposi- 
tion to the Tariff Bill of 1846; and to show the approbation with 
which it was received at the time among distinguished men, the 
following characteristic note from Daniel Webster is given, which 
was sent to Mr. Upham, the evening after the speech was delivered, 
and which, after his death, was found among his private papers : 

"Thursday Eve., July 26, 1846. 
My Dear Sir: 

If you could conveniently call at my house, at eight or nine 
o'clock in the morning, I should be glad to see you for five min- 
utes. I wish to take down some of the statements made by you 
respecting the market abroad for our wool. Following in your 
track, my work is to compare the value of the foreign and home 
markets. Yours truly, 

Daniel Webster. 

" If I had the honor of being a correspondent of Mrs. Upham, 
I should write to her to say, that you made an excellent speech. 
The point of the duty of our government to fulfill its pledges, so 
frequently and solemnly made, was exhibited in a very strong 
light. D. W." 

In his domestic relations, Mr. Upham was also fortunate and 
happy. Near the close of 18 14, he married Miss Sarah Keys of 

240 Upham Genealogy. 

Ashford, Conn., and to them five children were born. After her 
husband's death, Mrs. Upham, though of a buoyant disposition, 
and striving hard to bear her loss with Christian resignation, soon 
began visibly to droop, and on the 8th of May, 1856, followed him 
to the grave. Hon. William Upham and his wife, Sarah Keys, had: 
361 I William Keys, b. April 3, 1817, at Montpelier, Vt. ; 

m. Maria Elizabeth Weeks, of Hardwick, Vt.; was a 
lawyer ; lived in Salem and Canfield, O. 
II Charles Carrol, b. 1818; he was a purser in the Navy, 
and d. 1867 ; left a wife, but no children. 
Ill Sarah Sumner, b. 1821; m. 1840, Hon. William George 
Langdon, of Montpelier, who d. 1870; no children; 
she d. in Boston, May 27, 1888. The Boston Post 
of May 29, 1888, contained the following: "Mrs. 
Sarah S. Langdon, whose sudden death occurred in 
this city Sunday, was a daughter of the late Senator 
Upham, of Montpelier, Vt. She had come to this 
city to consult an oculist, and had been under treat- 
ment some months. A few days since she was 
stricken with apoplexy, from which she never rallied. 
Mrs. Langdon was widely known in the social circles 
of New York and Washington, and was everywhere 
most highly esteemed and beloved. She was noted 
for her deeds of unostentatious charity, and at her 
home in Montpelier, her kindly face was familiar 
among the deserving poor. Personally she was a 
lady of high accomplishments, who made friends 
wherever she went, and her sudden demise will cause 
sorrow to many. The funeral will take place to-day 
from her late home in Montpelier." 
]V Mary Annette, b. 1825; never married; previous to 
the death of Mrs. Langdon she usually made it her 
home with her, the two sisters spending their winters 
in Florida or California, and the summers at Nahant, 
Newport, Saratoga, or 'other watering places in the 
There was another son born in this family who died in in- 
fancy, and of whom there is no record. 

193. Samuer Upham (SamueP, Samuel*, Samuel", John", 
Phineas*, John'), of Montpelier, Vt., b. in Leicester, Mass., 1793; 
m. Sally Hatch, of Middlesex, Vt., 1817-18, who d. in Montpelier, 
1830, m. (2) Philena Herrick, who was living, 1878; he went with 
his father from Leicester, Mass., to Vermont, in 1802, and the 

Upham Genealogy. 241 

family settled on a farm near the centre of Montpelier; he d. at 
Brookfield, Vt., March, 1863; his son said of him: "He was a 
hard-working, industrious man, in early life a blacksmith, in later 
years a farmer ; he was a zealous Methodist, and to the day of 
his death bore the soubriquet of ' Honest Sam Upham.' " He had 
by wife, Sally Hatch: 

362 I Samuel Curtis, b. Feb. 2, 1819, at Montpelier; m. 

Anne Bancroft, was early in the navy, and later, and 
for many years in business at Philadelphia. 

363 II Zenas Merrill, b. in Montpelier, Aug. 3, 182 1; m. 

Lucy Carlie Edson, m. (2) Caroline C. Crane; he 
lived in Brookfield, Vt.; was town clerk, postmaster, 
State Senator and Asst. Judge of Orange Co. Court. 
Ill Marion; m. E. E. Dodge, 185 1, and went to San 
Francisco, Cal., where she was living, 1878 ; had two 
sons and one daughter. 

194. Walter^ Upham (Jonathan^ Jonathan^ SamueP, John^ 
Phineas', John'), of Brimfield, Mass., b. April 25, 1787; m. Lucy 
Blodgett, whod. July 31, 1822; m. (2) Eunice (Townsley) Safford; 
he d. Oct. 23, 1836. They had: 

I Mary, b. Nov. 12, 1812; m. Benjamin Pierce; she d. 

May I, 1844. 
II George H., b. Sept. 8, 1814. 

III Louisa P., b. May 2, 1817 ; d. Nov. 18, 1818. 

IV Sarah M., b. Oct. 21, 1819; m. Nelson T. Rogers, 

July 22, 1861. 
V Albert, b. July 27, 1823. 
VI Porter, b. Oct. 29, 1825. 
VII Malina, b, June 24, 1827. 
VIII Jane; m. Ruel Williams, of Grand Rapids, Mich. 

195. Erastus^ Upham ( Jonathan^ Jonathan^, SamueP, John^ 
Phineas', John'), of Fayetteville, N. Y., b. in Holland, Mass., 
Sept. I, 1796; m. Martha Ward, who d.; m. (2) Harriet Smith, 
about 1820; he d. in Fayetteville, June, 1850; she d. at same 
place, Oct. 26, 1889. He had by wife, Martha: 

I Child ; d. early. 
11 Child; d. early. 
By wife Harriet: 

III Walter Henry; d. young. 

IV John Erastus; d. young. 

364 V John Henry, b. Jan. 11, 1841, at Fayetteville; m. 

Frank A. Graham, who d.; m. (2) Libbie A. Banks; 

242 Upham Genealogy, 

he was an officer during the war of the Rebellion, 
and afterward a prominent citizen of Duluth, Minn. 
365 VI Erastus Seymour, b. Feb. 12, 1850, at Fayetteville; m. 
Harriet N. Preston ; lived in Duluth, Minn. 

196. Alvin" Upham (Jonathan*, Jonathan^, Samuel*, John^, 
Phineas^ John^), of Westminster, Mass., b. in Holland, Mass., 
Aug. 2, 1799; m. Sarah Derby in 1827 ; b. in Westminster, Feb. 
26, 1800; d. in Racine, Wis., Sept., 1878; he d. in Niles, Mich., 

He was many years in business at Westminster, where he was 
last engaged in the manufacture of cane-seated chairs, supplying 
firms in various parts of Mass., and forwarding his stock to those 
places with the teams which he kept on the road for that purpose. 
A business firm owed him a sum of money, large for those days, 
to recover which he em.ployed Franklin Pierce (afterward presi- 
dent of the U. S.). A delay in the suit followed, during which 
the available property of this firm was placed beyond the reach of 
the law. This brought financial disaster, the sacrifice of his busi- 
ness, and his home in Westminster. He moved West with his wife 
and eight children, locating at Niles, Mich., and where he died a few 
months later. After his death the family moved to Racine, Wis., the 
elder children engaging in teaching and commercial occupations, 
the younger ones obtaining an education at the high school. 

Of his life and character his daughter says : " Looking back- 
ward into the old white house, opposite the tavern, our old New 
England home, I see my father, Alvin Upham. Physically he was 
rather below the average man in weight and strength, though fully 
of the average height. He had a thoughtful, earnest look, large, dark- 
blue eyes, a full brow, with mouth and chin, denoting firmness 
and strength of character; his countenance lighted by the half 
hidden quiet humor of his nature; brightened also by a trusting 
spirit, which, unfortunately for him and his, darkened and bur- 
dened his last days by an over-much confidence in others. In 
town and church his quiet influence was felt, and always for the 
good. He was given to hospitality, and an indulgent father ; some 
of his children were ever at his side, whether at his business or in 
his home. Grace was said by him before meals, and there was 
daily family prayer, and reading of the Scriptures. His mother 
lived with him many years, dying in his home after she had passed 
into the nineties. Her last look to him was a benediction, for it 
said: 'Alvin you have been a good son.' He was a good son, a good 
husband, a good father, and a good citizen. His was a life of fifty- 
two years, ' filled with little nameless acts of kindness and love.^ " 

Upham Genealogy. 243 

His posterity has been most respectable, and his children, with- 
out exception, have been prominent, useful and influential mem- 
bers of the communities in which they have lived. 

Alvin Upham and his wife Sarah had : 

366 I Calvin Hoadley, b. Feb. 18, 1828, in Westminster ; m. 

Amanda E. Gibbs ; he was an officer in the war of 
the Rebellion, and afterward a prominent citizen of 
Ripon, Wis. 
II Sarah Maria, b. Oct. 20, 1829, in Westminster; m. 
Porter P. Heywood, at Racine, Wis., April 5, 1856; 
they were living in Chicago in 1890, where he was 
assistant general manager of the Hartford Fire In- 
surance Co. They had: 

A Henry Brady Heywood, b. in Chicago, March 
5, 1856; m. Jessie Wallin, at Chicago, Sept. 
14, 1887; in 1890 they were living at Marsh- 
field, Wis., where he was in the insurance 
business. They had, both born in Marshfield: 
(i) Helen Heywood, b. Nov. 18, 1888. (2) 
Thomas Wallin Heywood, b. Aug. 21, 1890. 
B John Porter Heywood, b. Nov. 6, 1868, at 

367 III Nathan Derby, b. May 18,1832, in Westminster; m. 

Sarah C. Miller, and lived at Shawano, Wis. 
IV Angeanette, b. in Westminster, April 5, 1834; m. at 
Niles, Mich., July 25, 1861, Joseph Lyford Peavey, 
an officer of the First Michigan Infantry, in the war 
of the Rebellion, who d.; she was in business at 
Racine, Wis., at one time, and also published a 
newspaper at Shawano in 1879; in 1889, lived in 
Frazier, Col.; they had Josephine Lyford Peavey, b. 
in Racine, Wis., Aug. 10, 1862; living in Frazier, 
Col., 1889. 
V Ellen Pauline, b. in Westminster, Feb. 5, 1836; m. 
Hiram C. Russell, at Weyauwega, Wis., Nov. 16, 
1857; she d. at Clinton, 111., April 16, 1S64. They 
had: (i) Charles Curtis Russell, b. in Racine, Aug. 
I, 1858; d. at Shawano, July 15, 1874. (2) Harry 
C. Russell, b. in Clinton, Nov. 17, 1862; d. at Ra- 
cine, July, 1864. 

368 VI Charles Mandell, b. in Westminster, Sept. 21, 1837; 

m. Julia Parsons; living at Shawano, Wis., 1889. 
VII Erastus Roberts, d. 1847, ae. about 8 years. 

244 Upham Genealogy. 

369 VIII William Henry, b. in Westminster, May 3, 1841; he 

was in the war of the Rebellion, and afterward 

graduated from West Point; was an officer of the 

regular army, but resigned, and was in the lumber 

business in Marshfield, Wis., 1889 ; m. Mary C. 


IX Mary Eliza, b. in Westminster, April 29, 1843; m. 

Hiram C. Russell, of Shawano, Dec. 19, 1867. They 

had: (i) William Peavey Russell, b. Sept. 10, 1868; 

d. 1879. (2) Alvin Upham Russell, b. April 10, 1871. 

(3) Curtis Russell, b. Nov. 24, 1873; d. April 28, 

1875. (4) Joseph Lyford Russell, b. June 19, 1879. 

197. Ebenezer Phineas^ Upham (Ebenezer Bowen*', Ebe- 

nezer^, Samuel^, John^, Phineas^ John'), of Mayville, N. Y,, b. 

Sept. 22, 1791; m. Hannah Sherwood, who was b. March 19, 1793, 

and d. at Mayville, Oct. 19, 1855. He was a doctor of medicine, 

and settled at Mayville in 1818, remaining in practice there until 

his death at that place. May 21, 1842. They had: 

I Electa Elizabeth, b. March 13, 1823; m. Willard W. 
Crafts, of Mayville; she d. Sept. 4, 1879 ; they had 
an only son, John W. Crafts, who m. a dau. of Genl. 
Riley, U, S. A., once military governor of California, 
which son was living in Buffalo, N. Y., 1889. 
II Sarah E., b. July 28, 1825 ; d. Sept. 10, 1826. 

370 III Ebenezer Phineas, b. Aug. 20, 1827, in Mayville; m. 

Alice Lucinda Shaw, and in 1889 was connected 
with the " Industrial World'' newspaper, at Chicago. 
IV Joseph Warren, b. June 29, 1829, in Mayville; m. 
Elizabeth A. Pennock, Oct., 1859, who d. Aug. 20, 
1869; no children; m. (2) June 8, 1871, Harriet A. 
Kinney; he was living in Jamestown, N. Y., 1888, 
in the real estate business. They had : (i) John Sher- 
wood, b. Feb. 22, 1872; d. Jan. 15, 1873. (2) War- 
ren Kinney, b. Feb. 22, 1874. (3) Burdette Bennie, 
b. Nov. 14, 1876; d. May 17, 1878. 

198. Hiram' Upham (Joshua^, Ebenezer^ Samuel*, John^ 
Phineas'^ John'), of Hamilton and Leroy, N. Y., b. in Hamilton 
in 1802; m. Delphia, dau. of Elijah and Betsey (Torrey) Nash, 
March 2, 1826, at Hamilton, who was b. at the same place, April 
4, 1805, and d. at Coldwater, Mich., Dec. 9, 1886; he d. in Leroy 
in 1861. They had (all b. in Hamilton) : 

371 I William W., b. Jan. 12, 1827; m. Mary Sinclair; living 

in Montana, 1890. 

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372 II Robert B., b. Feb. 2, 1829; m. Rhoda Fisher. 

III Sophia, b. Dec. 20, 1830; m. Aug. 4, 1852, in Leroy, 

Charles Upson, a lawyer. They had : Alonzo Sidney 
Upson, b. May 25, 1853; Mary Webster Upson, b. 
April 14, 1856; Maggie C. Upson, b. May 25, 1858; 
Charles Hiram Upson, b. Aug. 25, 1862 ; d. Feb. 
12, 1863. 

IV Mary E., b. Sept. 23, 1837 ; m. July i, 1862, John R. 

Champion, a lawyer. They had: Charles U., and 
Sidney Champion; she d. in Coldwater, Mich., Oct. 
14, 1884. 

V Hiram D., b. Feb. 5, 1840; m. and has several chil- 

den, all b. in Dupuyer, Choteau Co., Mon., accord- 
ing to best obtainable information. 

199. Hon. Alonzo Sidney' Upham (Joshua*, Ebenezer\ 
Samuel-*, John', Phineas', John') of LeRoy, Genesee Co., N. Y., 
b. in Hamilton, Madison Co., N. Y., June 9, 1811; m. April 17, 
1836, at Elbridge, N. Y., Mary Munro, who d. in LeRoy, Nov. 7, 
1864; m. (2) Dec. II, 1867, Emily Louisa Munro. 

In 1846 he was elected to the Assembly and served two terms. 
In 1849 he was elected to the State Senate, and served three terms. 
In 1S62 he was appointed one of the arbitrating judges under the 
treaty with Great Britain for the suppression of the African Slave 
Trade, but declined the office, and the Hon. Benjamin Pringle 
was appointed in his place. He d. in Baldwinsville, N. Y., Aug. 
12, 1882. They had (all b. in LeRoy): 

I Elizabeth Caroline, b. May 11, 1837 ; d. April 21, 1842. 
II Joshua Chamberlain, b. Feb. 4, 1839 ; d. April 16, 1842. 

III Mercy Maria, b. July 27, 1840; d. Aug. 2, 1840. 

IV John Munro, b. Aug. 22, 1843; d- Nov. 25, 1849. 

V Mary Louisa, b. Aug. 28, 1845; d. Sept. 17, 1845. 
VI Alonzo Sidney, b. April 18, 1847; d. Oct. 24, 1848. 

VII Frederick Stanley, b. Jan. 30, 1870 ; son of second wife; 
d. Jan. 10, 1876. 

200. Cyrus Waite' Upham (Joshua', Ebenezer^ Samuel*, 
John', Phineas', John'), of Elbridge and Auburn, N. Y.,b. March 
27, 1815, in Hamilton, Madison Co., N. Y. ; m. Sarah Jane Gar- 
lick, Jan. 3, 1838, who was b. in Cayuga, N. Y., June 6, 1820. 
They had (all b. in Elbridge): 

I Sarah Jeanette, b. April 6, 1839; m. Sept. 25, 1862, 
John Chedell; had two children. He d. July 7, 
1872. She m. (2) Oct. 6, 1874, Charles A. Smith,' 
of Auburn, N. Y. 

246 Upham Genealogy. 

II George Henry, b. Aug. 27, 1841; m. in Washington, D. 
C., Sept. 5, 1865, Anna Bealle. They lived in Auburn, 
N. Y., and had Anna Jeanette, b. Dec. i, 1866. 
Ill Alonzo Sidney, b. Sept. 2, 1843; d. at Wamego, Kan., 
Dec. 16, 187 1 ; buried at Auburn. 

201. Lucius' Upham (James*, Jacob^ Samuel*, John', Phin- 
eas', John^), of Cohoes, N. Y., b. in Westminster, Vt., May 9, 
1798; m. Sarah Harding, of Putney, Vt., 1827; he d. at Cohoes, 
Sept. I, 1872. They had: 

I Rhoda Jane, b. Dec. 30, 1827, in Putney; m. Nov. i, 
1852, Timothy P. Hildreth, b. in Westford, Mass., 
Aug. 22, 1823, who was for many years in the furni- 
ture business at Cohoes. They had: (i) Sarah 
Jane, b. and d. in June, 1853. (2) Prescott Tim- 
othy, b. Oct. 16, 1854. (3) Nellie Jane, b. March 
15, 1858. (4) Albert Henry, b. Dec. 11, 1861. 
II William Horton, b. Nov. 18, 1828; was in Co. K, 
91st N. Y. Vols., 1864-5; m. 1868, Maria Theresa 
Hyde, of Lewis, N. Y. They had Ada, b. at Cohoes, 
Sept. 19, 1870. 

III Sarah Brown, b. Aug. 9, 1830; d. 1831. 

IV Lucius Burton, b. July 10, 1832; d. 1841. 

V Sarah Ann, b. Feb. i, 1835. 

VI Mary Elizabeth, b. July 3, 1836; d. 1838. 
VII Lucy Ellen, b. Jan. 31, 1839, in Putney, 
VIII William Henry, b. Jan. 27, 1842; d. 1843. 

202. Jacob' Upham (James*, Jacob^ Samuel*, John*, Phineas', 
John'), of Cohoes, N. Y., b. May 4, 1806, in Westminster, Vt.; m. 
at Westford, Mass., 1833, Nancy Hildreth, who was living in 
Cohoes 1879; he d. March 10, 1859. They had: 

I George W., b. May 6, 1834, in Westford, Mass.; m. 

Jane Marell, 1852; he d. at Little Rock, Ark., Oct. 

30, 187 1. They had: Ida Jane, b. in Cohoes, May 

30, 1854, d. May 7, 187 1; Minnie M., b. in Cohoes 

June 3, 1868. 
II Elizabeth A., b. in Lowell, Mass., Sept. 5, 1835; d. in 

Cohoes, Dec. 8, 1853. 
HI Maria, b. Dec. 23, 1837, in Lowell. 
IV Josephine, b. Sept. 13, 1841, in Lowell; d. in Lowell, 

Oct. 31, 1851. 

V Ruth A., b. Sept. 5, 1847, i^ Cohoes; d. in Cohoes, 

VI Franklin, b. June 9, 185 1, in Cohoes; d. July i, 1876. 

Upham Genealogy. 247 

203. William' Upham (James', Jacob', Samuel*, John', Phin- 
eas*, John^), of Cohoes, N. Y., b. in Westminster, Vt., Jan. 11, 
1810; m. July 27, 1835, Angeline Shattuck, b. Dec. 22, 1817, in 
Milford, N. H. They had: 

I James, b. May 6, 1836, in Lowell, Mass., d. there, 

June 28, 1836. 
II William, b. July 29, 1837; d. young. 

Ill Mary Jane, b. Dec. 28, 1838, in Lowell; m. 

373 IV James Franklin, b. Oct. 26, 1841, in Lowell; m. Mary 
Ellen Gibbs; he was a lieut. in the 26th Mass. Inf., 
and after the war lived in Boston. 

V Angelina, b. Dec. 16, 1844, in Biddeford, Me.; m. 

VI Harriet Ann, b. Aug. 24, 1851, in Lawrence, Mass. 
VII William Henry, b. Nov. 23, 1853, in Andover, Mass. 

204. Russell Upham (William^, Jacob^ Samuel*, John', 
Phineas'^, John'), of Charlestown, Mass., b. Sept. 14, 1802, in 
Putney, Vt. ; m. April i, 1832, Dipluma Orne, b. April i, i8i2,in 
Marlowe, N. H. He d. Aug. 17, 1878. They had: 

I William Russell, b. May 8, 1833; m. Mary Jane 
Thayer, Jan. 8, 1865; he d. Nov. 29, 1875. They 
had: Lizzie Maud, b. Aug. 7, 1865; Henry, b. Nov. 
I, 1867. 
II Elizabeth Davis, b. Sept. 15, 1834; m. Henry Hod- 
son, May 9, 1852; she d. Oct. 15, i860. They had: 
Lizzie Hodson, b. April 3, 1856, who m. Charles 
Cheney, Oct. 31, 1877. 

III Henry Hubbard, b. Nov. 2, 1837; m. Mary Emma 

Fitzmaurice, June i, 1861, and had an adopted 
daughter only. He was for many years in business 
in New York (firm of H. H. Upham & Co., metal 
sign works, painters and engravers), 641 Broadway. 

IV Harriet Ellen, b. Sept. 29, 1843; d. Oct. 12, 1844. 

V Harriet Ellen, b. Aug. 10, 1847; m. Frank E. Murdock, 

April 13, 1865. They had: (i) Alice Isabel Mur- 
dock, b. Oct. 29, 187 1 ; at an early age she had 
already acquired a reputation as a public reader, 
and had a good soprano voice, which was under 
cultivation with much promise. (2) Mary Florence 
Murdock, b. Feb. 19, 1876. (3) Ellen Frances, b. 
Oct. 19, 1879. 
VI Dipluma, b. Oct. 7, 1849; d. Oct. 21, 1849. 

248 Upham Genealogy. 

205. Charles' Upham (William', Jacob', Samuel^ John', 
Phineas*, John'), of Westminster, Vt., b. in Weathersfield, Vt., 
April 19, 1806; m. Hannah Merrill, of Pownal, Me.; m. (2) Nov. 
25, 1847, Sarah S. Lawrence, of Pownal; he d. in Westminster, 
June 27, 1867. He had by first wife: 

I Emily E., b. in Putney, Oct. i, 1841; m. June 6, i860, 
Edwin E. Webster, of Walpole, N. H. They had: 
Carrie E. Webster, b. in Walpole, Nov. i, 1862; 
Albert E. Webster, b. in Walpole, March 29, 1869. 
n Charles P., b. in Putney, June 8, 1843; killed at the 
battle of Winchester, Va., Sept. 19, 1864. 
By second wife : 

in Julia M., b. in Putney, March 19, 1850. 
IV Sarah A., b. Jan. 11, 1852. 
The two last living with their mother at Holyoke, Mass., in 
later years. 

206. William Lewis' Upham (William*, Jacob^ Samuel^ 
John^, Phineas^ John'), of Leominster, Mass., and Putney, Vt., b* 
Sept. 8, 1812, in Putney, Vt. ; m. Jane Houghton, of Leominster, 
who d. Sept. 16, 1883; he d. March 16, 1854. They had: 

374 I Charles Henry, b. June 6, 1836, in Leominster; m. 

Elizabeth M. Barbour; lived in Westminster, Vt. 
II Edward Emerson, b. Jan. 9, 1838; d. Feb. 22, 1856. 

III Martha Ann, b. April 16, 1839; m. 1868, Solon E. 

Moore, of Montgomery, Vt., and had Herbert Bes- 
ton Moore, b. Aug. 19, 1867, and Addie Maria 
Moore. She d. May 17, 1872. 

IV Harriet Maria, b. Jan. 4, 1841; d. Dec, 1862. 

375 V Albert Brewster, b. Aug. 21, 1844, in Putney; m. 

Laura Matilda Tyler ; lived in Leominster. 

207. Chester' Upham (Nathan*, EzekieP, Ezekiel*, John^, 
Phineas^ John'), of Batavia, N. Y., b. Feb. 19, 1786; m. Rhoda 
Hinman, who d. Nov. 4, 1878. He d. Aug. 24, 1830. They had 
(all b. in Mass.): 

376 I Anson, b. March 21, 1814; m. Caroline Howe, and 

lived in Hamlin, Mich. 
II Jane, b. May 17, 18 15; m. Gideon Sanborn. 
Ill Mary Melinda, b. March 27, 181 7 ; m. Warren Nor- 

377 IV Albert, b. Oct. 17, 1818; m. Elizabeth Wells, and 

lived in Lansing, Mich. 
V Lucy, b. July 6, 1819; m. Franklin G. North. 

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378 VI Freeman Fisher, b. April 5, 1822; m. Olive Howe, and 

lived in Odell, 111. 
VII Rebecca, b. March 16, 1824. 

379 VIII James B., b. March 3, 1826, in Berkshire Co., Mass.; 

m. Susanna Cowles, and lived in Williamstown, la. 
IX Stephen, b. Oct. 20, 1828. 
X Clarissa, b. Feb. 28, 1831; m, Allen Hunn; she d. 
May, 1876. 

208. George' Upham (Nathan^ Ezekiel', Ezekiel^ John', 
Phineas'^ John'), of Monterey, Mass., b. March 12, 1787 ; m. Jan. 
13, 1808, Eunice Hine, b. Oct. 16, 1788, dau. of David and Jane, 
of Derby, Conn.; he d. Oct. 30, 1855; she d. Jan. 5, 1872. They 

I Sally A., b. Sept. 23, 1808; m. April 21, 1831, John 
Benedict, of Hartsville, Berkshire Co., Mass.; she 
d. April 18, 1849. 
II Cynthia, b. June 24, 1816; m. Nov. 16, 1845, Jere- 
miah Atwood; she d. July 23, 1861. 

III Mary Ann, b. March 20, 1821; m. Lucius J. Nettle- 

ton, Dec. 30, 1840; she d. Jan., 1865. 

IV Harvey Newell, b. July 30, 1829; ra. Sept. 22, 1847, 

Maryett C. Bullard, of New Marlboro. They had 
three children who d. in infancy. He d. Nov. 12, 
1S61. She m. (2) Jeremiah Atwood, and lived in 
Lee, Mass. 

209. Nathan' Upham (Nathan^ EzekieP, Ezekiel^ John^ 
Phineas^ John'), of Monterey, Mass., b. Nov. 25, 1799; m. 
Charity Bradburn, dau. of Henry and Polly, of Rhinebeck, N. Y. ; 
she d. Dec. 20, 1869; he d. Jan. 12, 1880. They had: 

380 I Henry Nathan, b. Feb. 16, 1832; m. Frances R. 

Younglove, and lived in Monterey. 

210. Joshua' Upham (Leonard^ Ezekiel^ Ezekiel*, John^ 
Phineas^ John'), of Brimfield, Mass., b. March 17, 1791; m. 
Anna Heywood, March 29, 1820; he d. March 4, 1866; she d. 
Nov. II, 1873, se. 7Q. They had : 

I George W., b. July 16, 1821; m. Jane E. Spring, Oct. 
19, 1859; he d. March 26, 1869. They had: Phebe 
Anna, b. Feb. 10, 1863, and Leonard S., b. Nov. 21, 
II Lucy Ann, b. April 5, 1823; m. John Weld Draper, 
Nov. 26, 1846. They had: (i) George Weld 
Draper, b. June 17, 1849; d. March 15, 1853. (2) 

250 Upham Genealogy. 

John Weld Draper, b. Nov. 4, 1854; d. Dec. 26, 
1873- (3) Anna Miriam Draper, b. July 13, 1858; 
d. July 13, 1861. (4) William Calvin Draper, b. 
July 15, 1861. 

III Abigail, b. Oct. 3, 1826; m. Joseph W. Averill, April 

29, 1852. 

IV Louisa H., b. May 5, 1829; m. William A. Beebe, 

April 23, 1863; she d. Aug. 4, 1864. 

V Florilla R., b. Dec. 25, 1834; d. Aug. 16, 1853. 

VI Ellen A., b. May 3, 1837; m. Abner H. Stebbins, Jan. 

17, 1867. 

211. William W.' Upham (Leonard', EzekieP, Ezekiel*, 
John', Phineas^ John'), of Brimfield, Mass., b. Feb. 20, 1796; m. 
Nancy Smith, Oct. 11, 1818; he d. Sept. 13, 1827. (She m. (2) 
Servia Ladd, June 24, 1831.) She d. Nov. 22, 1843. They had: 

I Joseph Lyman, b. June 2, 1819; d. July 17, 18 19. 
II Maria Taft, b, Oct. 11, 1820; m. H. J. Lyman. 
Ill Timothy, b. March 3, 1823; d. Dec. 29, 1824. 
381 IV William, b. Feb. 27, 1825 ; m. Lucretia Howe Pope; 
lived in Spencer, Mass.; was a large manufacturer. 

V Joseph Leonard, b. Oct. 20, 1827; m. Harriet N. So- 

lander, March 20, 1849. They had Mary L., b. 
Aug. 28, 1850, and d. Dec. 22, 185 1. He d. May 11, 

212. Hutchins Patten"' Upham (Jesse', John*, EzezieP, 
John^ Phineas'', John'), b. in Sturbridge, Mass., Aug. 6, 1797 ; 
m. March 23, 18 18, Susan Gill Pease, who was living in 1889, in 
good health, in her 92d year; he d. in Worcester, June 9, [852. 
They had: 

I Daniel Pratt, b. Sept. 21, 1819; left home when quite 

young and not afterward heard from. 

II Martha Maria, b. July 4, 182 1; m. Jeremiah S. Marcy. 

Ill Henry Patten, b. June 30, 1823; m. Adeline Dudley. 

They had: Hattie Czarina (only), who m. Walter 

DeLand, of Springfield. 

IV Charles Gilbert, b. Nov. 15, 1825; d. Aug. 11, 1828. 

V George Augustus, b. Oct. 31, 1828; d. Feb. 4, 1867; 


VI Susan Gill, b. Nov. 30, 1830; m. Henry H. Penniman; 

she d. May 9, 1873. 

VII Czarina Plimpton, b. Oct. 3, 1832 ; m. John Ammi- 


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VIII Mary Pease, b. Aug. 21, 1834; m, Nahum P. Goddard. 

382 IX Charles Lucas, b. Dec. 7, 1836; m. Sarah Quirk; 

lived in Worcester. 
X William Jesse, b. Sept. 24, 1838; d. March 3, 1841. 
XI William Francis, b. Feb. i, 1841; d. April, 11, 

213. John Wilder' Upham (Jesse*, John', Ezekiel*, John', 
Phineas*, John'), of Sturbridge, Mass., b- Oct. 17, 1799, in Stur- 
bridge; m. April 12, 1826, Catherine Marcy, who d. March 31, 
1884; he d, Feb. 19, 1832. They had: 

I Mary Abigail, b. Oct. i, 1829. 
II John W., b. March 15, 1832. 
Widow Catherine Marcy Upham married Salem Copeland, and 
her two Upham children took the name of Copeland. 

214. Jesse' Upham (Jesse*, John', EzekieP, John^ Phineas^ 
John'), of Sturbridge and North Brookfield, Mass., b. in Stur- 
bridge, May 20, 181 1 ; m. Content Ranger, Sept. 2, 1835, who 
was b. Sept. 6, 1815, d. Jan., 1892; he d. Dec. i, 1835. They 
had an only child: 

383 John Jesse, b. May 22, 1836, in North Brookfield; m. 

Caroline Louisa Allen ; lived in Worcester. 

215. WilHam' Upham (John^ John', Ezekiel', John', Phin- 
eas*, John'), of Belchertown, Mass., b. May 8, 1813, in Ware, 
Mass.; m. April 20, 1842, Rebecca T. Devereaux, who was b. 
in Marblehead, Mass., Oct. 2, 1821, and d. in Palmer, Mass., 
March 26, 1881 ; he d. Sept. 11, 1874. They had: 

384 I Charles William, b. March 2, 1843; m. Abbie L. 

II George, b. Nov. 24, 1846; was a widower living in 
Worcester, 1889; no children. 

III Isabella, b. Nov. 8, 1849; m, Merrick A. Morse, Aug. 

14, 1870. 

IV Mary Alice, b. Feb. 17, 1852; m. Charles Squires, 

March 27, 1872. 

385 V Lewis E., b. May 18, 1853; m. Minnie S. Hitchcock; 

lived in Palmer and Brightwood, Mass. 
VI Albert S., b. March 15, 1855; unm. 1889. 
VII Nellie M., b. March 5, 1857; d. same day. 
VIII Ella R., b. March 5, 1857 ; m. Oliver G. Nutting, May 

15, 1878. 

IX Ida J., b. 1859; d. March 4, i860. 

252 Upham Genealogy. 

X Frederick A., b. April 7, 1862 ; m. Ada M. Paine, Oct. 
4, 1884; lived at Three Rivers, Mass. They had: 
(i) Blanch Vivian, b. Aug. 28, 1890. 
XI Franklin H., b. Nov. 22, 1863; m. Maggie Kenyon, 
July 17, 1884; living at Valley Falls, R. I., 1889. 

216. George^ Upham (Asa*', Asa^ Ezekiel'', Tohn^, Phineas^ 

John'), of Weathersfield, Vt., b. Nov. 12, 1801. He m. , 

and they had: 

I Cyrus, b. 1833; lived in Newton, Mass., and had, 

Francis, b. 1865, and George, b. 1868. 
II John O., b. 1833, (.?) who lived in Needham, Mass., 
and had, Elliott, b. 1864, and Howard, b. 1867, 
HI Jason E,, who d. in Boston, 1875. He had a son, b. 


217. Hon. Denslow^ Upham (Ezekiel^ Asa\ Ezekiel*, John^, 
Phineas', John'), of Warren, Vt., b. March 20, 1800, in Weathers- 
field, Vt.; m. Aug. 12, 1823, Adah Hinds Richardson, of Warren, 
b. April 14, 1802. His father died when he was four years old, 
and he went with his mother to Waitsfield, Vt., remaining there 
three years, when his mother married James Goodrich, of Pittsfield, 
Vt., and with them he lived three years; he then returned to 
Waitsfield, and lived with Ashbel Miner — who had married his 
Aunt Dolly Wallis — where he remained until he was of age. He 
was after this employed as a school teacher and a surveyor, and after 
his marriage in 1823, in farming for some years. Some years 
later he engaged in the building of mills and bridges, though at 
the same time continuing the occupation of a land surveyor, as 
occasion offered — his residence during this time being at Warren, 
and for five years at Lincoln. In 1837 he bought a farm at War- 
ren, which was his home for the remainder of his life. He was 
elected to the Legislature of Vermont, becoming a member in 
1848. In 1850 he was a member of the Constitutional Conven- 
tion. In 1854 and 1855 he was one of the associate judges of 
Washington county. In 1864 and 1865 he was Senator from 
Washington county in the State Legislature. During his life he 
filled nearly every office in the town of Warren. In his earlier 
political life he was a '' Jackson Democrat," with which party he 
remained until the organization of the '' Liberty Party," which he 
joined, thus identifying himself with the early " Abolitionists; " 
and for the principles and success of this party he labored zeal- 
ously. He was one of the 319 who voted for James G. Birney 
for President. He was a firm believer in the Christian religion, 

Upham Genealogy. 253 

and for sixty years a member of the Congregational Church. He 
was also a life-long worker in the temperance cause, and especially 
active in all movements for the general benefit of the community 
in which he lived. In 1869 he sold his farm, but he and his wife 
continued to live with their son-in-law on the place. He died 
May 26, 1884. Denslow Upham and his wife, Adah H. Richard- 
son, had: 

386 I Edward Fisk, b. Jan. 29, 1825, in Warren; m. March 

10, 1847, Orleana Dodge, and was a doctor of medi- 
cine at West Randolph, Vt. 
■ H Susan Hinds, b. in Lincoln, Vt., May 8, 1833; m. Aug. 

29, 1853, John C. Gleason, at Warren, where they 
lived. They had: Mary W. Gleason, b. Aug. 5, 
1856. Mardis E. Gleason, b. Jan. 25, 1858 ; graduate 
of Burlington University, Vermont, M. D.; settled 
in the practice of medicine at Fitzwilliam, Vt. John 
L. Gleason, b. Nov. 7, i860. Susie L. Gleason, b. 
May 23, 1864; m. Edgar C. Heath, June 22, 1887. 
Denslow N. Gleason, b. April 26, 1872; d. July 26, 
1873. Adah L. Gleason, b. Aug. 5, 1874; d. Sept. 
10, 1875. 

218. Hon. Don Alonzo Joshua^ Upham (Joshua«, Williams, 
Ezekiel'*, John^, Phineas*, John'), of Milwaukee, Wis., b. May 31, 
1S09, in Weathersfield, Vt.; m. Elizabeth S. Jaques, dau. of Dr. 
Gideon Jaques, of Wilmington, Del., Oct. 20, 1836, who was b. 
Aug. 8, 1 815. (The Jaques family of French extraction; they 
left France about the time the Huguenots were driven from that 
country, and went to England. In 1640, Henry Jaques came 
from England and settled in Newburyport, Mass.; his grandson 
Henry, went from Massachusetts to Woodbridge, N. J. Col. 
Moses Jaques, of Rah way, N. J., who was in the Revolution, was 
a grandson of the second Henry Jaques, and was the father of 
Dr. Gideon Jaques, of Wilmington, above mentioned.) She d. 
Sept. 9, 1888. 

Don Alonzo Joshua Upham attended the preparatory school at 
Chester, Vt., and subsequently, in 1826 and 1827, at Meriden, 
N. H. At the age of 19 he entered the Sophomore class at Union 
College, Schenectady, N. Y. He was graduated from Union Col- 
lege in 1831, with the highest standing in a class of about 100, 
receiving the degree of B. A. In October, 183 1, he entered the 
law office of Gen. James Tallmadge, in New York, as a student. 
Through the recommendation of Dr. E. Nott, president of Union 
College, he received the appointment of professor of mathematics 

254 Upham Genealogy. 

at Newark, Del., which position he held for three years, at the 
same time pursuing the study of law, and writing editorials for the 
Delaware Gazette — then the leading Democratic paper of Dela- 
ware. He was admitted to the bar in Baltimore 1835. He re- 
turned to Delaware, and commenced the practice of law in 
Wilmington, where he was elected City Attorney the year following. 
From 1834 to 1837 he was editor and proprietor of the Delaware 
Gazette and American WatcJiviaii, published in Wilmington. After 
having married, in 1836, he left Wilmington in the fall of 1837, 
and settled in Milwaukee, in the then Territory of Wisconsin. 
Here he formed a law partnership, the firm being Upham & Wal- 
worth, and was known as such for many years. Later he formed 
a partnership with the Hon. Wilson Graham. 

Mr. Upham was a member of the Wisconsin Territorial Legis- 
lature in 1840-1 and 1842. He Avas elected County Attorney for 
Milwaukee county 1843. He was President of the Constitutional 
Convention, which met at Madison in 1846 to frame a Constitution 
for the new State of Wisconsin. He was Mayor of Milwaukee 
1849 and 1850. He was the Democratic nominee for Governor of 
Wisconsin in 1851. He was U. S. Attorney for the District of 
Wisconsin from 1857 to 1861 — during which period the memor- 
able Booth trials were in progress. 

His health failing in 1863, he retired from the active duties of 
his profession, after an honorable and lucrative practice from 
1837 to 1863. His leisure after his retirement was occupied in the 
study of astronomy — one which had been a favorite with him at 
college — and with the aid of an astronomical telescope of large 
power, he was able to review his investigations in this direction, 
learning of the great progress which has been made in that science 
during the years which he had been actively employed in his pro- 
fession, and to some extent verifying the computations annually 
made at the Astronomical Observatory in Washington. 

He died July 19, 1877, in his 68th year, and was buried at the 
Forest Home Cemetery, near Milwaukee, where a monument has 
been erected to his memory. His wife survived his death, but 
died September 9, 1883.* They had: 

I John Jaques, b. July 25, 1837, in Wilmington, Del., 
entered the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, 
July I, 1854, graduating 1859; brevet 2d lieut. 9th 

* For a fuller account of the life of the Hon. Don A. J. Upham, see His- 
tory of Milwaukee, i88i; Tuttle's Hist, of Wisconsin, 1875; U. S. Bio- 
graphical Dictionary of Wisconsin, 1877, and Pioneer Hist, of Milwaukee, 
by J. S. Buck. 


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U. S. Inf., July I, 1859; 2d lieut. 6th Inf., Dec. 2, 
1859; ist lieut., May 4, 1861; capt. 6th Inf., Sept. 
9, 1861; transferred to the 6th U. S. Cav., Dec. 31, 
1870; major 5th Cav., Aug. i, 1874; lieut.-col. 3d 
Cav., Oct. 29, 1888; colonel 8th Cavalry, Jan. 4, 
1892; retired from active service, Jan. 30, 1892, on 
his own application, after more than 30 years' 
service. Colonel Upham was married at St. 
Paul's Church, Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 23, 1891, 
to Caroline Hoppin Williams, dau. of Henry 
and Caroline (Hoppin) Williams, of Milwaukee, 
deceased. She was born in Milwaukee, July 11, 
1847, and is a lineal descendant in the 7th genera- 
tion of Roger Williams, of Rhode Island. (For 
military record of this officer, see Captain Price's 
Fifth U. S. Cavalry, CuUom's Biographical Register 
of the Graduates of the U. S. Military Academy at 
West Point, Hammersly's Records of Living Officers 
of the U. S. Army, and the Army Register.) 
II Caroline Jaques, b. May 26, 1842, in Milwaukee; m. 
Col. George H. Raymond, of Smyrna, Del., April 
23, i860 ; had two sons, who have reached manhood 
and are living. 

III Adelaide Jaques, b. April 2, 1850, in Milwaukee; m. 

Henry Bowman Taylor, of Chester, Pa., April 19, 
1870; had three daughters. 

IV Sarah Maria Jaques, b. Aug. 12, 1851, in Milwaukee; 

m. at Milwaukee, George B. Ransom, an engineer 
officer, U. S. Navy, Sept. 15, 1880; had one son 
V Horace Alonzo Jaques, b. Aug. 14, 1853, at Milwau- 
kee, graduated at University of Michigan, 1875. 
Living in Milwaukee 1891, a member of the law firm 
of Wells, Brigham & Upham, 128 Wisconsin street. 
He m. June 5, 1889, Mary Lydia Greene, b. Dec. 
14, i860, dau. of Thomas Arnold Greene (son of 
Welcome Arnold and Sarah G. Greene, of Provi- 
dence, R. I.),b. Nov. 2, 1S27, and his wife Elizabeth 
Lynes (dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth Cadle, of 
New York city), b. July 4, 183 1, of Milwaukee. 
They had: Elizabeth Greene Upham, b. Aug. 19, 
1890, at Milwaukee. 

256 Upham Genealogy. 

219. Francis Luther Upham (Joshua^ William^ EzekielS 
John^ Phineas', John'), of Weathersfield, Vt., b. there, Feb. 9, 
1815; m. Drusilla Watkins Atwood, of Chester, Vt., Oct. 31, 1838. 
He was an extensive breeder of Merino sheep, and thoroughbred 
cattle. In 1879 they had been prominent members of the Baptist 
church for more than 40 years. They had: 

I An infant, b. and d. Sept. 8, 1839. 
387 II Joshua, b. Feb. 9, 1841 ; m. Abbie S. White. He was 
in the army during the war, and lived in Weathers- 
HI William H., b. May 24, 1844; m. Eliza Bower, of 
Charlestown, N, H., Dec, 1870; he was in the army 
during the war, and after lived at Bellows Falls, Vt. 
They had: Frank B., b. March 24, 1881, and George, 
b. Feb., 1884. 
IV Francelia, b. Nov. 13, 1846; m. Edward E. Foster, of 
Temple, N. H., April 9, 1867. They lived at Mil- 
ford, N. H., and had Etta M., b. Feb. 12, 1868. 
V Esther G., b. Aug. 4, 1849; m. Edward M. Diggins, 
of Weathersfield, March 27, 1869, and had Fannie 
J., b. June 23, 1879. 

220. Rev. William Dennis' Upham (Caleb*, William', 
Ezekiel'*, John^, Phineas'^, John'), of Townshend, Vt., b. in 
Weathersfield, Vt., Feb. 13, 1810; m. Lucy McKenzie Spink, of 
Wickford, R. I., Aug., 1835, who w^as b. May 25, 1817, and d. 
July 3, 1884. (After the death of her first husband she m. Hon. 
O. S. Howard, of Townshend, and had two sons and one daugh- 
ter.) He was a Baptist minister, and d. June 30, 1843, ae. ;^^ years. 
The following biographical notice was published in the Baptist 
Mejnorial and Moutlily Chronicle^ New York, for Sept., 1843: 

"William D. Upham was born in Weathersfield, Vt., Feb. 13, 
1810. Inclination and capacity for literary pursuits strongly 
marked his early life. At the age of eighteen he determined to 
devote himself to the profession of law. After completing his 
preparatory studies at Chester, Vt., and Middleboro, Mass., he 
spent a summer in teaching in the city of New York, and entered 
Brown University in October, 183 1. He spent the next winter in 
teaching at Dedham, Mass. It was here the great work was 
effected which changed all his feelings and pursuits. Once in 
conversation with the writer, after saying that in early life he had 
frequently been the subject of religious impressions, and had 
sometimes formed resolutions, which gave him transient peace, 
but made no permanent change in his character; and that, although 

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he had ever avoided profanity and other gross vices, his views ot 
rehgion were becoming sceptical, and he deemed Christianity un- 
worthy of his attention, he proceeded to give the following account 
of this change: 

" 'During the session of anniversary meetings with the Congre- 
gational Church at Dedham, in March, 1832, as I stood by the 
door one bright morning, I accepted an invitation to go to the 
prayer meeting. As I sat among the praying I thought: How 
solemn, and how different from mine are the feelings^ of these 
people ! I was impressed with the thought of my own dishonesty; 
I had never treated the subject of religion candidly. How vain 
and conceited I had been ! I resolved to read the Bible, and let 
it speak for itself. The Bible now seemed another book, every 
verse and line was full of meaning. Several evenings were passed 
in this way, till I found I could only go like the prodigal to God. 
I kneeled to pray, but all God's universe seemed to be telling me 
I was too vile to pray. I kneeled again, and poured out my feel- 
ings to God. Some relief came, yet I dared not hope I had fully 
submitted to Him. One night I felt to place myself in His hands 
to dispose of as it seemed to Him good; whether saved or lost, I 
resolved to be His.' 

"Mr. Upham now felt a calm peace, the peace of those justified 
by faith. And his after life testified that unlike his previous self- 
formed resolutions, which as the early dew had passed away, this 
was according to the effectual workings of the Holy Ghost. He 
returned to the university with new and nobler aims, and thence- 
forth the glory of God, and the gospel of Christ were paramount 
in his esteem. In devotion to these he found his happiness; still 
a predilection for Pedo-Baptist views on the one hand, apd on 
the other, a firm determination to adopt no sentiment which he 
could not clearly sustain from the word of God, kept him for 
some time from a public profession of religion. At length his 
love of truth prevailed, and he was baptized into the fellowship of 
the First Baptist Church in Providence, on the first Lord's day in 

"He now felt that God had called him to dedicate his life to 
His service, and with the approbation of the Church, directed his 
course toward the ministry. At the close of the second year he 
was compelled to leave the university for the want of means, and 
spent the next three years in teaching in the village of Wickford 
and North Kingston, R. I. He often mentioned this as the most 
interesting period of his life. The only worship in the place was 
Episcopalian. The few scattered Baptists had no church organ- 

258 Upham Genealogy. 

ization or meetings; vital religion was little thought of. Mr. 
Upham, unassisted, collected a Sunday-school of 40 scholars. He 
soon after appointed religious meetings on Sabbath afternoons, 
where he read and expounded the Scriptures. The blessing of 
God so attended the effort, that at the close of the year a sub- 
scription was raised, and a minister obtained. The few Baptists 
were soon collected into a church of 13 members, of whom Mr. 
Upham was one. A revival followed, and at the close of the year 
they numbered 45. During the next year a meeting-house was 
built, which cost Mr. Upham one hundred and fifty dollars, be- 
sides much time as one of the building committee. He likewise 
gave the church twenty-five dollars in a Sunday-school library. 
Such sacrifices from one who had suspended his own course of 
study for want of means, show no ordinary devotion to the cause 
of Christ. But he felt that the continued prosperity of the Church, 
which had now increased to one hundred and fifty members, and 
an entire renovation in the morals of the place had proven a rich 
reward from God for his exertions, sacrifices and persecutions at 
Wickford. While residing at Wickford he married Miss Lucy M. 
Spink, of that place. 

" In December, 1856, he removed to Ludlow, Vt., where for two 
years he was principal of the Black River Academy. His connec- 
tion with this institution gained for it a large share of public con- 
fidence, and for himself a deserved popularity as a teacher. While 
here he labored in the gospel ministry, to which, by request of 
the church in Ludlow, he was ordained in November, 1837. In 
December, 1838, after having for some time supplied the Second 
Baptist Church in Townshend, and in acceptance of their unani- 
mous call, he became their pastor. To the work of the ministry 
he now devoted all his energies; and his faithful, judicious and 
affectionate labors won to him the esteem and love of his people. 
So entire and universal was their confidence in him, that no mem- 
ber of his congregation thought of having the relations dissolved 
by any other event than his death. Under his ministry, God 
blessed the church with uninterrupted harmony, increasing devo- 
tion to the cause, and large accessions to their numbers. 

"His disease — bronchitis — which terminated in pulmonary 
consumption, first attacked him in October, 1839. After this, he 
was fairly laid aside from public labors. His last sermon was 
preached on Lord's day, March 20, 1843, from Rev. 22: 17. From 
this time his disease progressed rapidly; but while his strength 
wasted, his soul was sustained by that religion which he had 
preached to others. He found it, as he said, altogether better 

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than he had represented it. His reliance on the Saviour seemed 
entire, and his hope of Heaven unspeakably joyous. * The 
thought,' said he, ' that a sinful child of earth should be raised 
to such a glorious Heaven, is too much for me ! It seems as 
though I should never have capacity enough to praise God.' To 
those inquiring for his condition, he would answer: 'Almost 
home!' Or in the morning, * one night nearer home.' To his 
people he would say: * I hope to meet you all at the feet of 
Jesus. O, how glorious that will be ! we shall all be there soon.' 
To his brethren of the ministry he spoke of his own want of 
faithfulness, and said that could they enter into his feelings, and 
view Eternity as a living reality, as it now appeared to him, they 
would be more faithful in the discharge of duty; they would 
preach more of Jesus. When asked how he viewed death,_he said: 
' The thought of dying, and the grave, scarcely come into my 
mind — but of the glorious world beyond.' In great distress, 
his quiet prayer was, ' Jesus, keep me from murmuring, for this 
is nothing to what Thou hast suffered.' At the near approach of 
death his joy increased. His companion inquired: ' Does the 
passage seem bright? — Has death lost its sting?' ' O, yes!' 
he replied, with a smile that seemed lighted with the bliss of the 
Heavenly world. He said: ' Dear Jesus, into Thy hands I com- 
mit my spirit,' and soon after fell asleep. He died June 30, 1843, 
aged $;^ years. 

" Mr. Upham was formed for friendship. Affectionate, affable, 
and sincere, possessing a lively sensibility, always regulated by 
wisdom, and tempered with meekness and love; with an unaffected 
humility which ever made him unconscious of his superiority, he 
was esteemed by all who knew him. 

" With a mind intensely active, with much zeal and spirituality, 
he was always deliberate, candid and rational; his severity was 
mingled with compassion, and his energy guided by prudence. 
He was never boisterous, exclusive, or overbearing. 

" His piety was uniform and consistent. In a measure which few 
attain, he was like his Divine Master, harmless,_ undefiled, and 
separate from sinners. None questioned his sincerity, or re- 
proached his character, 

' His practice wrought 
A living sermon of the truths he taught.' 

" His love for Christ and His cause was fervent. The name of 
Jesus was ever dear to him, and much upon his tongue. _ The ex- 
ample of Christ was the rule of his conduct; and to Christ's like- 


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ness, during his last years, he rapidly approximated. The desire 
that others should know Him, prompted him to untiring zeal in 
the ministry, and a hearty co-operation in all judicious measures 
for the conversion of the world. 

" As a preacher he was impressive and interesting. Feeling 
deeply the truths he uttered, he reached the hearts of his hearers. 
His skill in delineating the various workings of the human heart, 
often made his hearers wonder at his acquaintance with their 
characters, and frequently led them to think him personal. He 
would»portray their faults, and hold them up in all their deformity 
and exposure to the wrath o£God; yet in so affectionate a man- 
ner, that while they felt the reproof, they loved the reprover the 
more. His preaching was eminently practical, yet he always ad- 
dressed the understanding and conscience. He spoke of guilt 
and pardoning mercy, much more than of danger, and of a way 
of escape. While he dwelt comparatively little upon the advan- 
tages of piety, the obligations of Christians to be Christ-like, to 
glorify God, and make sacrifices for the extension of the Gospel, 
was his favorite theme. Full of benevolence himself, he earnestly 
labored against every form of selfishness in others. 

" His death was much lamented by the ministers and churches of 
Vermont, among whom his piety, talents and wisdom, had secured 
him a measure of esteem and confidence possessed by few at so 
early an age. May the Lord raise up many among us who shall 
walk in his steps, as he followed Christ." 

William Dennis Upham, and wife, Lucy McKenzie Spink, had: 
I Frances Ann, b. July 22, 1836, in Wickford, R. I.; m. 
Jan. 23, 1868, John H. Converse; lived in Meriden, 
Conn.; had no children. 
388 H Charles Leslie, b. May 24, 1839, in Townshend, Vt. ; 

m. Emily M. Clark, and (2) Elizabeth L. Hall. He 
was colonel of the 15th Conn. Inf. in the war of the 
Rebellion, and later a prominent citizen of Meriden, 

221. Joseph' Upham (Caleb', William', EzekieP, John^ 
Phineas'', John^), of Ascutneyville, Vt., b. July 25, 1812, in 
Weathersfield, Vt.; m. Fannie A. Stevens, of Weathersfield, Sept. 
I, 1833. He enlisted in the loth Vermont regiment at the age of 
fifty, and served in the war of the Rebellion until disabled, was 
sent to the hospital in Washington, and later discharged; apension 
was granted him after the war for his service, and the disability 
which was the result of it. In 1872, he bought a farm at Ascut- 

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neyville, where both he and his wife were living in 1889. They 

I William Edwin, b. Dec. 16, 1834; m. Sarah Jane 
Beach, of Boston, July 15, 1863; he died, and his 
widow was living with her son in Boston, 1889. They 
had: William Parnell, living in Chicago, 1889; 
Henry Shearman, living in Boston, 1889. 
II Mary Frances, b. Feb. 16, 1837; m. John C. Buck- 
ley, of Weathersfield, June. 6, 1874, who was living 
at Ascutneyville, 1889. 

III Sarah Annette, b. Sept. 18, 1840; living at Ascutney- 

ville, 1889. 

IV Julia Stevens, b. 1844; m. John G. Hammet, of Provi- 

dence, R. I. 

V George Gilbert, b. Feb. 2, 1846; m. Annie Maria Peet, 

of Norwood, Mass., May i, 1873, They had a son, 

William Gilbert, and lived in Norwood, 1889. 
J VI Charles Haney, b. June 14, i8c;o; living at Ascutney- 

• ville, 1889. 

VII Gilbert Stevens, b. Nov. 19, 1854; m. Elizabeth Lit- 

tlefield, of Weathersfield, Nov. 8, 1882. They had 

Bertie C. 

222. Lyman' Upham (Caleb^ William', Ezekiel"', John', 
Phineas*, John'), of Providence, R. I., b. Aug. 3, 18 18, in Weath- 
ersfield, Vt.; m. Mary Elizabeth Sweet, dau, of James and Desire 
Sweet, of North Kingston, R. L, May 2, 1847, who was b. Jan, 12, 
1832. He was in earlier life a teacher in Vermont, in Pennsyl- 
vania, in Milton, R. L, and in New York city; was in mercantile 
business in Rhode Island for about fifteen years; then Deputy U. 
S. Marshal for Rhode Island District; from about 1867 to 1879, 
Deputy Sheriff for Providence Co., R. I. In 1879, residence 37 
Gladstone street, Providence. They had: 

I Julian Willey, b. Nov. 21, 1848; m. July 3, 1872, Fan- 
nie Beetle, who d. Oct. 9, 1873; no children; he d. 
March 4, 1877. 
II Gustavus Taylor, b. April 30, 185 1; m. April 30, 1878, 
Eudora Andrews; no children. 
HI Sylvester Shearman, b. July 7, 1853; m. May 31, 1S84, 

Emma Bennet; no children. 
IV James Sweet, b. Nov. 27, 1855; d. Dec. 7, 1856. 

V Rollin Emerson, b. Dec. 26, 1857; d. Nov. 11, 


262 Upham Genealogy. 

223. Lucius H.' Upham (Barak^, AVilliam^, Ezekiel', John^, 
Phineas^ John'), of Delta, Fulton Co., Ohio, b. in Weathersfield, 
Vt., June 7, 1808; m. Debora Clayton in New Jersey. In Dec, 
1889, he was living at Delta. They had: 

389 I Furman, b. June 12, 1838, at Red Bank, N, J.; m. 

Evaline Lewis, at Toledo, Ohio. 

224. Harrison' Upham (Barak^ William^ Ezekiel*, John^ 
Phineas^ John'), of Bennington, Vt., b. in Weathersfield, Vt. ; 
m. Philena Olds. They had: 

I Emerson Olds, b. Dec. 2, 1842; m. Mary Emma Wal- 
ker, b. Dec. I, 1849; in 1889 he was living at Padu- 
cah, Ky.; in the printing business. They had: 
A Maggie, b. May 26, 1868, in Marshalltown, la. 
B Frederick Walker, b. July 10, 1870, in Atlantic 

City, la.; living at Phillips, Wis., 1889. 
C Mamie, b. Oct. 22, 1873, in Atlantic City. 

225. John Johnson' Upham (Isaac", Isaac^ Ezekiel", John^ 
Phineas', John'), b. Sept. 9, 1801, in Sturbridge, Mass.; m. Betsey 
Sabin, of Charlton, Mass.; he d. Dec. 5, 1876. They had: 

I Edwin Franklin, b. Nov. 23, 1833, in Charlton; m. 
Abigail Webster, 1864. 
II John Johnson. 

III Lament B. 

IV Larkin A. 

V Caroline E. 
VI Men L. 

VII Mary E. 

226. Byron Madison^ Upham (Isaac^ Isaac^ EzekieP, 
John,^ Phineas,2 John'), of Westville, Otsego Co., N. Y., b. in 
Sturbridge, Mass., April 25, 1809; m. Jan. i, 1833, Catherine 
Chamberlin, at Mount Upton, Chenango Co., N. Y.; in 1879 he 
had been living 22 years on his farm about 4 miles from Coopers- 
town, N. Y. They had: 

I Son, b. and d. Sept. 21, 1834. 
II Son, b. and d. July 4, 1835. 

III Upton, b. June i, 1837; d. May 7, 1840. 

IV Calvin, b. May i, 1839; d. Aug. 23, 1840. 

V Wealthy Ann, b. July 2, 1843; d. Aug. 2, 1843. 
VI Mary Ann, b. Aug. 16, 1844; d. Sept. 7, 1844. 

VII Child, b. and d. 1846. 

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VIII Ellen Louisa, b. June 22, 1850; m. Jan. 21, 1874, David 
Merrichew, who was b. April i, 18^3; a farmer. 
They had: Byron Benjamin, b. Sept. 21, 1877. 
IX Byron Madison, b. Nov. 27, 1853; a farmer; m. Oct. 
16, 1878, Ophelia Manchester, who was b. July 31, 
1855. They had: Katie Viola, b. Sept. 27, 1879. 
X John Gray, b. April 12, 1855; d. Aug. 28, 1855. 
XI Son, b. Aug. ID, 1856; d. ce. one day. 
XII Norman, b. Feb. 13, 1858; d. Aug. 13, 1858. 

227. Otis Newman' Upham (Isaac', Isaac^ Ezekiel^ John\ 
Phineas-, John'), of Southbridge, Mass., b. in Sturbridge, Mass., 
June I, 1811; m. Sept. 13, 1842, Caroline M. Goodell, of West 
Woodstock, Conn., who was b. there, Aug. 26, 1820, and was liv- 
ing with her sons in Marshfield, Wis., 1888. He had a farm, and 
for many years was in the dairy business at Southbridge, where he 
d. Feb. 23, 1885. They had (all b. in Southbridge): 

I Frances, b. Sept. 23, 1843; d. Oct. 2, 1851. 
II Edwin O., b. Jan. 3, 1847; d. Sept. 14, 185 1. 

III Edward Herbert, b. Sept. 19, 1851; m. May i, 1890, 

Fanny Tracy Prouty, of Rolling Prairie, Wis. In 
1890 living at Marshfield, Wis., in the employment 
of the Upham Manufacturing Co. 

IV William Clarence, b. Oct. 14, 1854; was educated at 

the Sturbridge High School, and Willow Park Sem- 
inary, Westboro, Mass.; from 1874 to 1877, was em- 
ployed in teaching in Wisconsin; 1878 was principal 
of Allen County Academy, at Scottsville, Ky., moved 
to Nashville, Tenn., 1883, at which place claimed a 
residence in 1888. In 1884 was appointed to a 
position in the pension bureau at Washington ; in 
1888, graduated M. D., from Howard University, 
still remaining in Washington. He m. Sept. 13, 1876, 
Nellie G. Crover, at Bowling Green, Ky., who was 
b. in Southbridge. They had children who died in 
V Everett Alonzo, b. July 4, 1858; in 1888 he was living 
in Marshfield, Wis., in the employment of the Up- 
ham Manufacturing Co., unm. 
VI George Washington, b. Feb. 22, 1861; m. Jennie Dex- 
ter, Oct. 17, 1885; in 1888 he was living in Marsh- 
field, Wis., in the employment of the Upham Manu- 
facturing Co. 

264 Upham Genealogy. 

228. Nathanier Upham (Jacob', Nathaniel, Ezekiel^ John^ 
Phineas", John',) of Sturbridge, Mass.; b. there, Oct. 22, 1816; m. 
Betsey Bullard, Sept. 15, 1S40. In 1889 he owned and lived on 
" Maplewood farm " at Sturbridge, on which his great-geandfather 
Ezckiel settled in 1729. They had: 

I Ellen Elizabeth, b. May 13, 1847; d. Nov. 2, 1849. 
II 'Edwin Jacob, b. Jan. 30, 1851; unm., 1889. 
Ill Ella Maria, b. Jan. 4, 1853; m. William N. Roper, 

April 21, 1880. 
IV Lucy Ida, b. Dec. 28, 1854. 

V Etta Bell, b. May 15, 1858; m. J. Quincy Goodell, 

May 17, 1882. 

229. William Henry^ Upham (Jacob^ NathanieP, Ezekiel*, 
John-\ Phineas'", John'), of Fishdale, Mass., b. in Sturbridge, Mass., 
May 3, 18 18; m. Oct. 5, 1845, Lucy Maria Lane, who was b. in 
Boston, May 12, 1825; he d. Aug. 29, 1881. They had: 

I Frederick F., b. July 9, 1848; d. Oct. 25, 1849. 
II George Henry, b. June 2, 1850; m. Nov. 2, 1883, Mrs. 
Ella Chisholme; lived in West Philadelphia, 1889. 
Ill W^illiam Edgar, b. June 13, 1853; d. Jan. 10, 1857, 
390 IV Horace Lane, b. Feb. 9, 1857; m. Sylvia Jane Cum- 
mings; lived in Fiskdale. 

V Mary Crosby, b. Dec. 12, 1859; d. Nov. 14, 1876. 

230. Alonzo^ Upham (Jacob^ NathanieP, EzekieP, John^, 
Phineas^ John'), of East Brookfield, Mass., b. July 31, 1821, in 
Sturbridge, Mass.; m. Nov. 20, 1844, Martha Susan Walker, who 
d. Oct. I, 1854; m. (2) Adeline ISIinerva Bridge, May, 1855, who 
d. April 15, 1856; m. (3) Sarah Maria Hyde. He had (by first 
wife) : 

I Abbie J., b. 1848; m. Jan. 6, 1870, Lyman D. Adams; 
she d. June 14, 1884. 
• II Martha Susan, b. 1854; m. William H. Allen, March 
19, 1885. 
By third wife: • 

III Emma Francis, b. May 22, 1861; m. Dec. 25, 1884, 

Edward C. Almy. 

IV Charles Robert, b. Oct. 13, 1863. 

V George Frances, b. April 19, 1867. 

231. Charles^ Upham (Nathan*^, Thomas^ Thomas^ Thomas^ 
Phineas'^, John'), of Framingham, Mass., b. Nov. 9, 1801, in 
Waltham, Mass. ; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel Curtis, of Boston, 

i^^Yi:^^'^ (X^^H^/^^ /^^^^^^ 

^ ■e^.^^c/ 

Of Sturbridge, Mass. 

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Nov. 27, 1829; she d. Nov. 18, 1874. He was in business in 
Boston, and d. March 10, 1880. They had: 

I Eliza Dix, b. Sept. 30, 1830; m. Abiel S.Lewis, 1854; 
she d. 
II Charles Augustus, b. July 27, 1835; m. Julia A. Noble, 
at St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 30, 1862. They had: Henri- 
etta Louisa, b. in St. Paul, 1864. He was living in 
Chicago, 1879. 
HI Henrietta Louisa, b. June 12, 1844; d. Sept. 9, 1863. 

232. Nathan' Upham (Nathan', Thomas', Thomas^ Thomas', 
Phineas", John'), of Fitchburg, Mass., b. April 27, 1804, in Wal- 
tham, Mass.; m. Mary Rice Bradlee, of Boston, 1831; he d. Dec. 
3, 1874; she d. March 22, 1884. They had: 

391 I Nathaniel Bradlee, b. Dec. 5, 1832; m. Emily A. 

Mitchell, and (2) Sarah E. Carlton. He was in Co. 
A, 53d Mass. Inf., and was killed at Port Hudson, 
La., June 14, 1863. 
II Charles, b. July, 1833; d. Aug. 8, 1858, unm. 

233. Thomas' Upham (Ephraim'', Thomas^ Thomas^ 
Thomas^, Phineas', John'), of Concord, N. H., b. March 28, 181 1; 
m. Asenath G. Robertson, of Bow, N. H.; he d. Oct. 25, 1877. 
They had : 

I Almira Hardy, b. Sept. 10, 1838; m. Andrew Lewis 
Lane, of Concord, N. H., Jan. 28, 1863. 

392 II Sidney Spaulding, b. Sept. 10, 1842; m. Ansebia A. 

Whitten, and lived in Concord. 

234. Abijah' Upham (Abijah', Abijah', Abijah', Thomas', 
Phineas'*, John'), of Lincolnville, and of Readville, Me., b. Jan. 7, 
1782, in Canton, Mass.; m. Ruth Hawes, of Stoughton, Mass., 
1805; they went to Lincolnville, and afterward moved to Read- 
ville; shed. 1846; he d. 1855. They had: 

I Sarah H., b. in Lincolnville, 1806; m. Baldwin Muz- 

zey, of Searsmont, Me., 1833; she d. 1847. They had: 

A Mary Amelia Muzzey, b. in Searsmont, Oct. 9, 

1834; d. May 9, 1862. 
B Edward Livingston Muzzey, b. July 9, 1836; 
m. Emma Runyan, in San Francisco, Cal., 
March, 1882; living in Cloverdale, Cal., [889. 
C Anna Frances Muzzey, b. Sept. 10, 1839, in 
Searsmont ; m. John B. Bugbee, in Boston, 
Dec. 7, 1866; she d. Nov. 8, 1868; no 

266 Upham Genealogy. 

D Julia A. Muzzey, b. March i8, 1841; d. July 
19, 1861. 

E Lemi W. Muzzey, b. Oct. 16, 1843; d. in Cali- 
fornia, Feb. 13, 187 1. 

F Martha E. Muzzey, Id. Aug. 31, 1845; living in 
California, 1889, unm. 

G Sarah Muzzey, b. Feb. 23, 1847 ; living in Bos- 
ton, 1889, unm. 

393 II Abijah, b. Dec. 24, 1808, in Lincolnville ; m. Eliza 

Muzzey, who d. 1853; he went to California, 

III Enos H., b. April 6, 181 1; d. 1842, unm. 

IV Anna C, b. May 7, 1813 ; m. Richard H. Ford, Nov., 

1838; she d. 1840; no surviving children. 

394 V Ansel, b. Feb. 17, 1816; m. Jane Lovejoy, and lived 

in Dixon, Cal. 
VI Lemira, b. March 19, 18 19; m. Joseph F. Wendell, 
May 23, 1840; they went to California, 1854, where 
he d. i860. They had : 

A Leanora Wendell, b. July 9, 1841, in Readville; 
d. Oct. 15, 1842, in R. 

B Leanora Wendell, b. March, 1843; m. John A. 
Baxter, in California, 1867. They had: (i) 
Nora Baxter, b. June, 1869; died. (2) John 
Baxter, b. in Sept. (3) Frank Baxter. 

C Joseph F. Wendell, b. Jan. 21, 1845, in Read- 
ville ; m. Emma G. Kinlock, in California. 
They had: (i) Susan Wendell, b. Dec. 25, 
1876, in California. (2) Thomas Wendell, 
b. Feb., 1878, in California. (3) Matilda 
Wendell, b. April, 1885, in California. 

D Thomas Wendell, b. Aug. 21, 1847, in Read- 
ville ; he was editor of the Vallejo, Cal., 
Chronicle, and d. in Vallejo, Aug. 9, 1879, 

E Augusta Wendell, b. Aug. i, 1849, '^'^ Read- 
ville; m. M. V. Ashbrookin Cal., 1881. Had: 
(i) Lela Ashbrook, b. Nov., 1882. (2) Aldo 
Ashbrook, b. July, 1884. 

F Abram Wendell, b. May 20, 1856, in Califor- 

G WiUiam Wendell, b. Feb. 14, 1S60, in Cali- 

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VII Lucy A., b. July 6, 1821; m. Joseph A. Sanborn, Feb., 
1840; he d. in Hallowell, Me., 1877; she d. there, 
March, 1888. They had: 

A Emery A. Sanborn, b. April 28, 1842; m. An- 
nie Lithgoe, Dec. i, 1868, who d. Aug., 1875. 
They had: (i) Mary L. Sanborn, b. Aug. 
19, [869. (2) Joseph A. Sanborn, b. Aug. 
5, 1872. He m. (2) Etta C. Brown, of Con- 
cord, N. H., Oct. 20, 1887. 

B Gustavus A. Sanborn, b. Jan. 7, 1845 ; m. 
Helen Thomas at Readville, March 17, 1868; 
he d. in Hallowell, March 17, 1879; she d. 
there Oct., 1882. They had: (i) Clara 
Sanborn, b. in Philadelphia, Feb. 4, 1873. 
(2) Julia A. Sanborn, b. in Hallowell, Oct. 
24, 1875. (3) Edward Sanborn, b. in Gene- 
seo, 111., Feb. 8, 1877. 

C Julia A. Sanborn, b. July 21, 1849; d. May, 

D Alice Sanborn, b. July 28, 1855; m. D. W. Gil- 
more, of Boston, Sept. 28, 1885. They lived 
in San Francisco, and had: (i) Edith Gil- 
more, b. Sept., 1887 ; d. Aug., 1888. (2) 
Florence Gilmore, b. Feb. 19, 1889. 
E Mary Sanborn, b. May, i860; d. young. 
395 VIII Edwin E., b. June 18, 1824, in Readville; m. Anna 
Thatcher Lovejoy. 
IX William, b. Nov. 20, 1826; m. Martha Lunt, in Maine, 
Dec, 1849; he d.. in California, 1852; no chil- 

235. Enos' Upham (Abijah«, Abijah^ Abijah^ Thomas^ Phin- 
eas', JohnO, of Canton and Dedham, Mass., b. Feb. 8, 1784, in 
Canton, Mass.; m. Oct. 7, 1806, Sarah Tilden, of Stoughton, Mass., 
who was b. 1784, and d. Nov., 1837, in Dedham; m. (2) 1840, 
Theodosia Sargent, of Stoughton, who was b. 1800, and d. Aug. 
II, 1842; m. (3) 1842, Roby Pearce, of Dedham; he d. in Ded- 
ham, June II, 1845. He had (by wife Sarah Tilden): 

I Rebecca, b. Nov. 15, 1807, in Canton; d. June 11, 

1867, in North Easton. 
II William Francis, b. March 3, 1809, in Canton; m. 
Philena Lee, of Boston ; he d. in North Easton, May 
14, 1872. 

268 Upham Genealogy. 

III Mary Tilden, b. Dec. 3, 18 to, in Canton; m. May 22, 

1833, Henry Fisher, of Canton; she d. Feb. 11, 
1862. They had (b. in Canton): 

A Hervey Fisher, b. May 24, 1834; d. May 14, 

B Mary Curtis Fisher, b. July 16, 1836. 
C Susan Fisher, b. Jan. 14, 1839. 
D Son, b. April 6, 1841. 
E Ebenezer Fisher, b. Dec. 22, 1846 ; d, Jan. 

29, 1867. 
F George Fisher, b. Dec. 22, 1846. 
G Charles Henry Fisher, b. Feb. 9, 1851. 
H Samuel Tucker Fisher, b. Feb. 12, 1855. 

IV Abner Tilden, b. April 24, 1813, in Canton; m. April 

9, 1839, in Canton, Evalina Endicott; he d. July 3, 

V Sarah White, b. Aug. 30, 1815, in Canton; m. in Can- 
ton, Oct. 4, 1838, Timothy Kaley, of Concord, N. 
H.; she d. in Canton, April 4, 1850. They had: 
A Emeline Babcock Kaley, b. July 16, 1839, in 
Concord; m. Louis C. Billings, of Milford, 
N. H.; she d. Feb. 6, 1874. 
B George Augustus Kaley, b. 184-, in N. Easton, 

d. 1 84-. 
C Harriet Louisa Kaley, b. June 10, 1844, in N. 
Easton, d. Dec. 29, 1848. 
VI Laura Ann, b. Oct. 24, 1817, in Canton; m. in Canton, 
1843, Benjamin Hersey, of Mechanics Falls, Me.; 
she d. June 18, 1854, in Lewiston, Me.; no children. 
VII Ezra Tilden, b. Dec. 25, 1819, in Stoughton; m. Sept. 
I, 1844, in Stoughton, Drusilla E. Bickford, of Con- 
way, N. H.; m. (2) in North Easton, Feb. 22, 1865, 
Sarah F. Hunt, of Randolph, Mass. 
VIII Clara Ruth, b. Dec. 4, 1822, in Stoughton; m. in 
Taunton, 1848, Ramoth G. Randall, of N. Easton; 
she d. Sept. 17, 1876. 
IX Enos, b. March 27, 1825, in Canton; d. Jan. 22, 1849. 

236. Charles' Upham (Abijah^ Abijah", Abijah^ Thomas^ 
Phineas^ John'), of Canton and Stoughton, Mass., b. Jan. 25, 
1786; m. Polly Tilden; he d. in Stoughton, Feb., 1825. They 

396 I Abel T., b. Aug. 26, 1806; m. Ann May; was in the 

Massachusetts Legislature. 

Upham Genealogy. 269 

397 II Enos, b. Sept. 14, 1808; m. Mary Shepard, and (2) 

Ann M. Shepard. 

398 III Charles, b. Oct. 21, 1810; m. Abigail R. Hawes. 

IV Polly, b. Jan. 13, 18 14; m. Isaac May. They had: 
(i) Eliza Frances May, b. Sept. 30, 1836; d. June 
3, 1850. (2) James Herbert May, b. Feb. 18, 1845; 
m. Mary Adno French, Oct. 17, 1870. 
V Ruth, b. May 14, 18 15; d. unm. 

VI Amanda, b. May 25, t8i8; m. George VVaugh, of 
Boston, Oct. 3, 1837. They had: 

A Henry Hervey Waugh, b. Dec. 28, 1838. 
B Charles William Waugh, b. March 22, 1842. 
C WilHam Wallace Waugh, b. Aug. 18, 1844. 
D Agnes Ellen Waugh, b. Feb. 3, 1847; d. in 

E Henry H. Waugh, m. Lorina Milliken, of Ells- 
worth, Me., June 12, 1859. They had: (i) 
Jennie Bell Waugh, b. May 9, i860; d. ae. 5 
mos. (2) Henry Ellsworth Waugh, b. Dec. 
27, 1 86 1. (3) Grace Adaline Waugh, b. 
March 6, 1864. (4) Agnes Gertrude Waugh, 
b. Sept. 8, 1866. 
F Charles W. Waugh, m. Anna Maria Fears, Dec. 
24, 1865. They had: (i) Charles Francis 
Waugh, b. April 9, 1867. (2) Wallace Percy 
Waugh, b. May, 1873. (3) George Everett 
Waugh, b. Feb. 3, 1879. 
G William W. Waugh, m. Edna Drake, July, 1861. 
They had: Effie Payson Waugh, b. Oct. 17, 

399 VII Artemas Gay, b. May 23, 1818; m. Abigail H. Dexter; 

lived in Ashburnham, Mass. 
VIII Sarah W., b. May 10, 182 1 ; m. Luther Hayden, March 
5, 1839; she d. Dec, 1853. They had: (i) William 
Harrington Hayden, b. about 1840. (2) Ellen 
Augusta Hayden, b. Sept. 17, 1841; d. March 8, 
^^45' (3) Lewis Manly Hayden. (4) Harriet 
Melissa Hayden, b. Nov. 13, 1844. 
IX Joel, b, March i, 1825; m. Mary E. Abbott; he d. 
June, 185 1 ; no children. 

237. Amos^ Upham (Amos^ Abijah^ Abijah*, Thomas', Phin- 
eas'^, John'), of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, b. in Canton, Mass., 1787; 

270 ' Upham Genealogy. 

m. Margaret Tucker; he went to Ohio about 1820, and lived first 
at Newbury; d. at Chagrin Falls, 1859. They had: 
400 I Amos, b, about 1816, in Canton; m. Martha Cutler;^ 

lived at Chagrin Falls. 
II Phineas, b. Aug. 26, 1819, in Canton; m. Betsey Cut- 
ler, who was b. Feb. 21, 181 1, and d. at Palmyra, 
N. Y.; m. (2) at Ontario, N. Y., Sally Cutler (sister 
to first wife), b. April 25, 1816 ; they lived in Fulton, 

III Elizabeth, b. in Canton; m. William Webster, of Pine 

River, Mich. 

IV Lucy Ann, b. at Chagrin Falls; m. Crane. 

V William T., b. at Chagrin Falls; was a speculator and 
dealer in live stock; living at Chagrin Falls, 1879. 
VI Edmond, b. at Chagrin Falls; a farmer. 

238. Josiah Sneir Upham (Jonathan^ Abijah^, Abijah", 
Thomas^ Phineas', John'), of Boston, Roxbury, Mass., etc., b. 
Nov. 21, 1802, in Canton, Mass.; m. Emeline, dau. of Pliny and 
Jerusha (Avery) Bingham, July 2, 1830, at Dedham, Mass., who 
was b. in Dedham, Aug. 7, 1810, and d. in Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 
23, 1878 ; he was a manufacturer, and went to Elbeauf, France, 
in 1828, for the purpose of putting American machinery in some 
woolen mills, and where he afterward became a partner in the 
establishment ; he also introduced new machinery for the produc- 
tion of silk fabrics ; he remained in business in France for a term 
of years, both before and after his marriage, during which time 
his first three children were born; he d. Nov. 6, 1848, in Stough- 
ton, Mass.; both he and his wife were buried in Greenwood Ceme- 
tery, Brooklyn. They had: 

I Victor Grandin, b. at Elbeauf, France, Feb. 16, 1831 ; 

d. at Elbeauf, April 27, 1831. 
II Victor DeMontfleury, b. at Elbeauf, April 7, 1832; 
he was a partner in the Empire Rivet Works, Jay 
and John streets, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1888, unm. 

III Emeline Celenah, b. at Elbeauf, July 17, 1834; she 

was educated in Massachusetts, and in 1858, went 
to New York city, where she was a teacher five 
years ; then entered the profession of journalism ; 
in 1888, she was living in Washington, D. C. (12 14 
H street, N. W.), connected with the press. 

IV Jane Josephine, b. in Boston, May 15, 1837 ; m. in 

Chatham, N. Y., Jan. 12, 1859, Cornelius Emerson 

Upham Genealogy. 271 

Durkee, of Saratoga, N. Y., who was b. May 22, 
1837, at Shoreham, Vt. (His lineage in Munsell's 
American Ancestry, Vol. III.) 
V Josiah Virgil, b. Sept. 29, 1840, at Roxbury, Mass. ; 
he enlisted in the U. S. service, April 7, 1862, and 
was made first lieut. and adjutant of the io2d New 
York Infantry; he was killed in the battle of Get- 
tysburg, July 2, 1863. 

401 VI Vernon Bingham, b. Sept. 25, 1845, at Roxbury; m. 

Elizabeth Teresa Murray; he was living in Brook- 
lyn, 1889. 

239. Joer Upham (Abijah^ Phineas^ Abijah*, Thomas^ 
Phineas^, John'), of Weston, Mass., b. there Jan. 18, 1803; m. 
April 19, 1829, Mary Ann Roberts, dau. of William and Margaret 
(Montgomery) Roberts, of Weston; she d. Dec. 29, 1840; m. (2) 
June 25, 1842, Elizabeth Tenney Emerson, dau. of James and 
Elizabeth T. Emerson, of New Ipswich, N. H.; Joel Upham was 
a farmer, and deacon in the Baptist church; living at Weston in 
1890. He had by wife, Mary Ann Roberts : 

402 I Thomas Abijah, b. Sept. 29, 1830; m. Lucetta D. 

Averill, and lived in Cambridge, Mass, 
II Margaret Elizabeth, b. July 8, 1833; d. March 19, 
1834, of whooping cough. 
Ill Sarah Jane, b. Feb. 6, 1836; m. Nov. 28, 1858, Henry 
B. Chamberlain, son of Nathan B. Chamberlain, of 
By wife Elizabeth T. Emerson : 

403 IV Edwin Porter, b. March 26, 1845; ^'^'^' Flora Louisa 

Ellis, and lived in Washington, D. C. 

404 V Joel Herbert, b. Sept. 26, 1856 (twin); m, Lizzie 

Marian Burrage, and lived in Boston. 
VI Carrie Elizabeth, b. Sept. 26, 1856 (twin); m. Jan. 19, 
1884, Arthur S. Burrage, son of Joseph and Frances 
S. Burrage, of Arlington, Mass. They had: (i) 
Constance Emerson Burrage, b. May 23, 1885. 
(2) Mabel Gertrude Burrage, b. Oct. 8, 1S86. 
VII Arthur Emerson, b. March 12, 1858; in 1890, he was 
book-keeper with W. B. Witherell & Co., 84 Sumner 
street, Boston. 

240. Myrick' Upham (Abijah*^, Phineas', Abijah'', Thomas^ 
Phineas'^, John'), of Weston, Mass., b. there Feb. 22, 1805; m. 
April 22, 1829, in Needham, Mass., Mary, dau. of Jacob and 

272 Upham Genealogy. 

Mary Pierce, of Needham, b. in Needham, June 4, 1803; d. in 
Weston, Feb. 29, i860; he was a farmer, and d. in Newton, Mass., 
April 23, 1888. They had: 

I Mary Elizabeth, b. in Weston, Aug. 30, 1835; m. in 
Weston, Sept. 13, 1854, John Ayres Lamson (son 
of Deacon John Ayres Lamson, of Weston, and wife 
Mary Francis); living in Newton, 1890. 

405 II James Myrick, b. in Weston, Oct, 22, 1844; m. Emma 

Jane Cooper. 

241. Abijah' Upham (Abijah', Phineas', Abijah*, Thomas', 
Phineas", John'), of Tewksbury, Mass., b. in Weston, Mass., 
Oct. 31, 1808; m. 1837, Frances, dau. of Warren Wood, of North 
Tewksbury; she was b. in Newfane, Vt., May 19, 181 1, and in 
1890, was living at Dorchester, Mass., a member of the Stoughton 
Street Baptist Church; he was one of the founders of the North 
Tewksbury Baptist Church, of which he was deacon, and also 
clerk for many years; he died at the residence of his son E. P. 
Upham, Humphrey's Place, Dorchester, March 17, 1885, of pneu- 
monia, and was buried in the cemetery at Weston. They 

I Welthea Ann, b. July 18, 1841, in Lowell, Mass.; 

d. at Dorchester, Aug. 13, 1889, unm. ; buried in 


406 II Warren Abijah, b. Aug. 17, 1843, in North Tewksbury; 

m. Elizabeth K. Webb; lived at Atlantic City, 
N. J. 

III Horace Manford, b. March 30, 1845, in North Tewks- 

bury; d. Aug. 15, 1845. 

IV Sarah Frances, b. Aug. 23, 1847, in North Tewksbury; 

d. Oct. 13, 1847. 

407 V Edward Payson, b. June 24, 1S50, in North Tewksbury; 

m. Mrs. Maria T. Humphreys, and lived in Dor- 
VI Ella Sophia, b. Sept. 27, 185 1, in North Tewksbury; 
m. Feb. 14, 1869, in Philadelphia, Pa., Dr. Thomas 
C. Hammond, of Piatt City, Mo., where they were 
living in 1890; she was a member of the Baptist 
church. They had: (i) Samuel R. Hammond, b. 
Dec. 24, 1869. (2) Richard Hughes Hammond, b. 
Nov. 16, 1 87 1. (3) Edward A. Hammond, b. Jan. 
4, 1874. (4) Sydney Hammond, b. Feb. 20, 1876; 
d. Jan., 1881. (5) Mary F. Hammond, b. June 28, 
1878. (6) Lilly Hammond, b. Oct. 3, 1880. (7) 

Upham Genealogy. 273 

Jessie May Hammond, b. March 27, 1884. (8) Wel- 
thea A. Hammond, b. Dec. 10, 1885. (9) Ella S. 
Hammond, b. July 3, 1888. 
All bom in Platte City. 

242. Luther Sanderson' Upham (Abijah^ Phineas^ Abijah^ 
Thomas", Phineas', John'), of Weston, Mass., b. there, Oct. 2^, 
1810; m. Isabella Leaverus; he was a farmer; d. suddenly, Aug. 
13, 1891. They had: 

I Henry, b. March 7, 1836. 
H Luther F., b. March 7, 1838. 

HI George A., b. June 19, 1840; d. in Roxbury, Mass., 
Oct. T, 1889; funeral from residence, 37 Dale 
IV Harriet E., b. Dec. 16, 1843. 

243. George' Upham (Abijah^ Phineas', Abijah^ Thomas^, 
Phineas", John'), of Weston, Mass., b. Oct. 8, 1813; m. May 29, 
1839, Lucy Maria Jones, dau. of Capt. Samuel and wife, Lucy 
Phelps, of Sudbury, Mass.; she was b. May 30, 181 2, and d. April 
4, 1887. He was a farmer, and was living in Weston in 1889; 
both were members of the Baptist church at Weston. They had 
an only child: 

I Albert George, b. Dec. 28, 1850. He was graduated 
at the Boston Public Latin School in 1870, at Brown 
University 1874, and at Newton Theological Insti- 
tute 1877. He m. Sept. 11, 1877, at Providence, 
R. I., Emily Martin Hill, b. Aug. 16, 1852, in Provi- 
dence, dau. of Baxter Martin Hill (d. April 24, 1880) 
and wife, Anne Brownell Hopkins. The Rev. A. G. 
Upham was ordained pastor of the Central Church, 
at Southbridge, Mass., July 31, 1877; remained there 
until Dec. i, 1883, after which he became pastor of 
Olivet Baptist Church at Montreal, Canada, where 
he was in 1891. Residence, 1134 Dorchester 

244. Nathan' Upham (Abijah^ Phineas^ Abijah'*, Thomas^ 
Phineas", John'), of Weston, Mass., b. there, Sept. 23, 1815; m. 
Amanda Holbrook, Aug. 27, 1839, dau. of Sabin Holbrook, of 
Bellingham, and wife, Mary Whittemore, of Roxbury, Mass.), b. 
in Roxbury, June 2, 1819; d. in Weston, March 27, 1874. He 
m. (2) Nov. 18, 1880, Eliza (Jellison) Beltcher, widow of George 
Beltcher, of Cambridge. At the age of 23 Nathan Upham bought 
a farm adjoining the homestead at Weston, where he has always 


274 Upham Genealogy. 

lived. He has been a member of the First Baptist Church at 
Weston since June 7, 1835. He had (by wife Amanda): 

I Charles Holbrook, b. in Weston, Dec. 25, 1853; living 

in Weston, unm., 1890; a teacher and musician. 
II Nathan Eugene, b. in Weston, Sept. 25, 1859; living 
on the homestead in 1890, unm. 

245. Marshall Lafayette' Upham (Abijah^ Phineas\ 
Abijah"*, Thomas^ Phineas^ John'), of Weston, Mass., b. there, 
July 28, 1824; m. Nov. 6, 1853, Mrs. Anna Maria (White) Jones, 
b. in Taunton, Mass., May 31, 1824, dau. of Capt. Saul White and 
wife, Julia Ann Maria Warren; she d. at Weston, Dec. 18, 1878. 
He was a farmer, living at Weston 1890, where he was road com- 
missioner, and a member of the Baptist church. They had (all 
b. in Weston): 

408 I Augustus Marshall, b. Dec. 8, 1854; m. Emma Cruik- 

shank, and lived in Weston. 
II Frank Henry, b. July 12, 1857; m. Dec. 5, 1888, Alice 
Simmons Littlefield, b. in Wells, Me., dau. of Wood- 
bury and Susan Littlefield; living at Waltham, Mass., 

409 III William Warren, b. May 31, i860; m. Dec. 22, 1881, 

Mary Littlefield, and lived in Weston. 
IV Julia Anna Maria, b. March 11, 1864; living at Wes- 
ton, 1890, unm. 

246. Edward' Upham (John Myrick'^, Phineas^ Abijah", 
Thomas^, Phineas", John'), of West Newton, Mass, b. there, Dec. 
23, 1818 ; m. Oct. 22, 1840, Abba Tappan Cunningham, of 
Brighton, who d. June 29, 1848, ?s. 28; m. (2) Sept. 12, 1849, 
Caroline Fernall, of Portsmouth, N. H., who d. Aug. 21, 1852, 
ae. 27; m. (3) Lucy S. Brewster, of Boston, Nov. 8, 1853. In 
1889 he was in business at 256 Devonshire st., Boston; living in 
West Newton. He had (by first wife): 

410 I Edward W., b. Oct. 18, 1841, in Boston; m. Georgi- 

ana F. Lord ; living in Dorchester, Mass., 1889. 
II Sarah Elizabeth, b. Jan. 7, 1843, in Watertown, Mass.; 
d. June 29, 1844. 

411 HI Charles Henry, b. June 4, 1844, in Newton ; m. Laura 

Isabella Snow; living in Newton, 1889. 

By second wife : 

IV Anna Leavett, b. Aug. 7, 1850, in Boston; d. Aug. 
II, 1852. 

Upham Genealogy. 275 

By third wife : 

V Caroline Frances, b. Aug. 25, 1854, in Chelsea, Mass.; 
d. June 6, 1856. 
VI Lucy Brewster, b. March 31, 1856, in Chelsea; d. Oct. 

II, 1857. 
VII William Ezra, b. Aug. 31, 1858, in Chelsea; d. Nov. 

22, 1865. 
VIII Emma Elizabeth, b. Nov. 17, i86i,in Chelsea; living 
in Newton, 1889, unm. 
IX Anna Corey, b. Dec. 17, 1864, in West Newton; living 

in Newton, 1889, unm. 
X George Arthur, b. March 2, 1868, in West Newton; 

d. April 20, 1868. 
XI Albert Dexter, b. Sept. 27, 1870, in West Newton. 

247. Hon. James Humphreys' Upham (Amos^ Phineas', 
Abijah^ Thomas^, Phineas', John^), of Dorchester, Mass.,b. there, 
Sept. 25, 1820; m. Mary Bird, of Dorchester, June 19, 1845. 
He was educated in the public schools of Dorchester, and became 
a prominent citizen of that place and of Dorchester District after 
it became a part of Boston. He served three terms as a member 
of the Massachusetts House of Representatives; was a justice of 
the peace; five years elected, and served as chairman of the board 
of selectmen, assessors and overseers of the poor at Dorchester; 
chief engineer of the fire department; one year a member of the 
common council of the city of Boston; two years one of the trus- 
tees of Boston City Hospital; two years master of a Masonic 
lodge in Dorchester; two years eminent commander of Boston 
Commandery of Knights Templar; often administrator and ex- 
ecutor of wills of deceased persons; engaged in wholesale and 
retail grocery business at " Upham's Corner," Dorchester District, 
Boston, in 1 889, and for many years previous to that time. They had: 

I Mary C, b. Nov. 24, 1849; died. 
II Clarence, b. July 7, 185 1 ; d. Nov., 185 1. 

248. Charles Amos' Upham (Amos^ Phineas', Abijah^ 
Thomas', Phineas^ John'), of Dorchester, Mass., b. there, March 
ID, 1822; m. Sept. 25, 1849, Eliza Ann Kelton, of Dorchester, 
who was b. Jan. 30, 1828, in Dorchester. He owned a carriage 
building establishment, and carried on that business. in EJorches- 
ter thirty-two years, but retired from business and was living in 
Dorchester, 1888. They had: 

I Thomas Edward, b. Feb. 17, 185 1. 
II Abigail, b. Aug. 6, 1854; d. Oct. 8, 1869. 

276 Upham Genealogy. 

III Charles James, b. Nov. 25, 1856; m. March 12, 1890, 

in Dorchester, Emma I. Sellon ; he is an engraver 
in Boston. 

IV Eliza Annie, b. Oct. 18, 1862. 

V James Amos, b. Jan. 12, 1870; d. Aug. 9, 1870. 

249. Jabez' Upham (Isaac^ Jabez^, Josiah'', Thomas', Phin- 
eas^ John'), of Moore's Station, Butte Co., Cal., b. in North 
Union, Me., May 18, 1808; m. Lydia McFarland, dau. of a Scotch 
sea captain; she was not living in 1S91. In early life he was in 
mercantile business and kept a hotel at South Liberty, Me.; went 
to California in 1856, first locating at Poverty Hill, Plumas Co., 
where, and in that vicinity, he was some years engaged in mining, 
later in the cattle business and ranching; about 1875 he went to 
Moore's Station, where he has since remained. In 1891 he had 
retired from business, and was the owner of 320 acres of valuable 
land adjacent to the town. They had (all b. in Maine): 

I Abagail, m. Asa Keene, in Maine, and in 1891 was 
living at Gridley, Butte Co., Cal., having a family of 
II Harriet Bradford, m. Andrew Pickering, of Newbury- 
port, Mass., who d. leaving three sons, the family 
living in San Francisco in 1891. 

III Ellen Hodgkins, living with her father at Moore's 

Station in 1891, unm. 

IV Maria, m. Luther H. Phillips, and living near Moore's 

Station in 1891, where he was keeping the " Honcut 
Store;" one child. 

V Charles Simeon, had been twice married, and was a 

widower without children in 1891. In the real 
estate and insurance business at Moore's Station. 

250. Benjamin Prince' Upham (Isaac^ JabezS Josiah", 
Thomas^ Phineas", John'), of Union, Appleton and South Liberty, 
Me., b. Dec. 25, 181 1, in Union, Me.; m. at Appleton, Dec. 31, 
1835, Julia Hodgkins, who was b. in Nobleboro, Dec. 19, 1813, 
and d. in Appleton, Aug. 3, 1853; m. (2) Harriet E. Overlock, 
who was b. in Washington, Me., July 15, 1835, and m. at South 
Liberty, Dec. 31, 1857; he was successfully engaged in mercantile 
business for many years. He had (by first wife) : 

412 I Isaac, b. May 23, 1837, in Union; m. Nancy R. R. 

Delzell; in 1889, and for many years previously, in 
wholesale book and stationery business in San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. 

Upham Genealogy. 277 

II Sarah E., b. Sept. 30, 1839, in Union; d. Aug. 19, 1866. 

III Martha A., b. Nov. 23, 1841, in Appleton. 

IV Charles H., b. May 22, 1844, in Appleton; d. Feb. 22, 

V Julia I., b. Sept. 6, 1849, ^^ Appleton. 
By second wife: 

VI Frank B., b. Sept. 20, 1858, in South Liberty. 

251. John^ Upham (Isaac^ Jabez^ Josiah^ Thomas^ Phineas', 
John'), of Union, Me., b, Dec. 13, 1818; m. at Union, Sept. 16, 
1847, Mary A. Skidmore, b. Nov, 14, 1823, in Union; d. in North 
Union, Sept. 27, 1887. He was a farmer, and had the old place, 
his parents living with him during the latter years of their lives. 
They had (all b. in Union): 

I Euphemia Adelaide, b. Oct. 14, 1848; m. George E. 
Fossett, June 23, 1867. They had: John Edgar 
Fossett, b. Feb. 2, 1868, and were living at Union in 
II Harriet Selina, b. Dec. 8, 1850; d. March 27, 1877. 

III Mary Eliza, b. April 25, 1852; d. July 25, 1853. 

IV Reuben Benner, b. Feb. 16, 1856; living in Liberty, 

Me., 1890, unm. 

413 V John Frank, b. Nov. g, 1858; m. Carrie E. Fossett, 

and lived in Union. 

414 VI Isaac Francis, b. Dec. 15, i860; m. Emma A. Ball, 

and lived in Camden, Me. 
VII Sarah Emma, b. Aug. 28, 1862; living in Union; 

unm. 1890. 
VIII Linnie Maria, b. Nov. 7, 1864; m. Fred E. Burkett, 
March 2, 1886. They had: Franz Upham, b. Oct. 
27, 1888, and were living at Union 1890. 

252. John^ Upham (John^ Jabez^, Josiah*, Thomas^, Phineas^ 
John'), of Bristol, Lincoln Co., Me., b. there, Oct. 27, 1806; m. 
Mary Martin in 1829, who d. in Bristol, April 24, i860, the same 
day that her husband d. at sea. He was a sea captain, and was 
master of the ship on which he d. April 24, i860. His remains 
were brought home and buried beside his wife, near the '* Old 
Fort" at Pemaquid Beach. They had: 

I Susan Ann, b. Sept. 10, 1830; m. Peter Carlton in 
1854, who d. the same year without children; she 
m. (2) Jonathan Bryant in 1859. They had: 

A John U. Bryant, drowned at Bristol, Aug., 

278 Upham Genealogy. 

B William L. Bryant. 
C David L. Bryant, d. in Boston, Oct., i! 
D Ruth A. Bryant. 
II Selina Keene, b. Dec. 13, 1833; living unm., 1889. 

III Sarah Maria, b. June 11, 1835; m. Charles H. Fuller, 

Aug. 19, 1868. They had Susan P. and F. A. 

IV Weston Hardy, b. Jan., 1837; d. 1844. 
V Jane, b. June 20, 1841; d. 1845. 

VI Margaret Jane, b. April 23, 1844; m. Austin Lewis. 
They had: 

A Douglas Lewis, d. young. 

B Cleveland L. Lewis. 

C Wilder H. Lewis, d. 1887. 

D Clara A. Lewis, m. Frank W. Bowen, 187 1, 

and had Frank U. Bowen. 
E Charles F. Lewis. 
F Frank Lewis. 
G William U. Lewis. 
H Frank Lewis. 
I Ada Lewis. 
VII Mary Ann, b. Oct. i, 1845; "^' William O. Stevens, of 
Manchester, N. H.; no children. 
VIII Weston Hardy, b. Dec. 24, 1846; living, 1889, unm. 
IX Clara Adelaide, b. Feb. 22, 1850; m. Frederick Wil- 
liam Bowen, Feb. 20, 187 1. They had Frederick 
Upham Bowen, b. Sept. 18, 1878. 
415 X William Melvin, b. Oct. 29, 1852, in Bristol; m. 

Florence Cecelia Allison; living in Boston, 1889. 

253. Eliphaz Weston' Upham (John^ Jabez^ Josiah^ 
Thomas^ Phineas^ John"), of Nashua, N. H., b. March 22, 1808, 
in Bristol (since called Bremen), Me.; m. Nancy, dau. of Dea. 
Aaron Tuttle, of Littleton, Mass., Sept. i, 1835, who d. in 
Nashua, Nov. 24, 1862, 3e. 50 years and 10 months; m. (2) Sept. 
10, 1863, Gabriella Spring. He was captain in the New Hamp- 
shire Militia; justice of the peace for Merrimac and Hillsboro 
counties for many years; also deacon in the First Baptist Church 
at Nashua, which office he still held in 1888. In earlier years he 
was in the leather business and owned a tannery. Later was sta- 
tion agent on the B. C. & M. railroad, and afterward agent for the 
Concord railroad at the junction of the Concord and Nashua, and 
Lowell and Nashua and Worcester railroads, at Nashua, in which 
position he remained a term of years, but finally retired from 

Upham Genealogy. 279 

business, and in 1888 was living in Nashua. In Dec, 1886, he 
contributed some very interesting historical '^Reminiscences," 
published in the Pemaquid Messenger, relating to the early history 
of Bristol and the days of the war of 181 2, and in Oct., 1888, he 
contributed to a Nashua paper an equally interesting article called 
" Sixty-two Years a Voter," in which he reviewed in a graphic 
style the various political conditions which had come under his 
observation in all the years which had gone, comparing them with 
the present, and, as a deduction, recommending every **well 
wisher of this country " to cast his vote for Harrison and Morton. 
He d. at Nashua, June 14, 1889. 

Eliphaz Weston Upham and wife, Nancy Tuttle, had: 

I Sarah, who was a graduate of New London, N. H., 
Literary and Scientific Institute, and was a teacher; 
she d. at her father's home, March 14, 1861, 3e. 24. 
II Charles H., who was educated at the same institution 
as above; he d. Jan. 11, 1863, se. 24 years and 6 
months, at Nashua. 
He had by second wife : 

HI Charles H. (named for Charles H. above), who d., ce. 
3 days. 

254. Simeon' Upham (John", Jabez', Josiah"*, Thomas^ Phin- 
eas'"*, John'), of Gloucester, Mass., b. March 24, 1816, in Bristol, 
Me.; m. Mary P. Wonson, of Gloucester, Nov. 29, 1845, ^^'^''o was 
b. Sept. 12, 1829. They had: 

I John Wonson, b. April 2, 1850; m. Edith, dau. of 
Capt. Henry B. and Mary Thomas, of Gloucester, 
Oct. 31, 1882 ; in 1888, he was in business at Glou- 
II Helen, b. March 4, 1852, who was a teacher in the 
High School at Gloucester before marriage; she m. 
E. G. Friend, a merchant of Gloucester. They had: 
Alice P. Friend, b. June 17, 1879; and Weston U. 
Friend, b. June 13, 1887. 
HI Ida May, b. Jan. 28, 1855; in 1888, she had been some 
years principal of the Babson School, at Gloucester. 

255. Sylvanus' Upham (Joseph'' , Joseph^ Joseph^ Thomas^ 
Phineas', John'), of Erwin Centre, Steuben Co., N. Y. , b. 1796, 
in Milford, Otsego Co., N. Y.; m. Lucy Adams, who d. at Hart- 
wick, Otsego Co., N. Y. ; m. (2) Betsey Hill; he d. at Erwin 
Centre, Dec, 1873. ^^^ ^^^^ by wife Lucy : 

I Diana, who m. George M. Augur, April 25, 1839; she 
d. Jan. 20, 1887, ce. 67 years. They had: (i) Charles 

28o Upham Genealogy. 

M. Augur, b. March 17, 1840, who was connected 
with Hartwick Seminary in 1888, and had five chil- 
dren. (2) Adaline Todd Augur. (3) Austin H. Au- 
gur. (4) Abner A. Augur, d. se. 14. (5) George 
McClean Augur. 

416 II James Austin, b. Sept. 18, 1823, near Cooperstown, 

N. Y.; m. Almira J. Carpenter, and in 1890, living 
in Albany, Oregon. 

417 III Albe, b. July i, 1832, in Steuben Co., N. Y. ; m. Alice 

F. Wells, and in 1890, living in Northfield, Minn. 
By wife Betsey: 

IV Ella, who m. and d. in Bradford, Pa. 

256. Joseph' Upham (Joseph^ Joseph^, Joseph*, Thomas^ 
Phineas', John'), of Black Creek, Allegany Co., N. Y., b. April 
5, 1809, in Milford, Otsego Co., N. Y. ; m. Harriet Baker; he was 
a farmer. They had: 

I Diana, b. Jan. 24, 1832, at Erwin Centre, N. Y. 
II Susan Maria, b. May 2, 1836, at Erwin Centre. 

III Martha, b. about 1838. 

IV Gratia, b. June 8, 1840, at Portage, Livingston Co., 

N. Y. 
V Jared Jewell, b. Sept. 28, 1841, at Portage; he enlisted 
in 1 86 1, in Co. F, 85th New York Inf., and served in 
the army of the Potomac, was with McClellan before 
Yorktown, at the battle of Fair Oaks, Malvern Hill, 
and other general engagements; was discharged at 
the expiration of his enlistment, and immediately 
re-enlisted ; he was taken prisoner at the capture of 
Newburn, N. C, and taken to Andersonville, where 
he was kept about one year, and died in prison in 

418 VI Andrew Jackson, b. June 22, 1847, ^^ Portage; m. 

Adell Wakely; living in Sycamore, III, 1889; he 
was in the army during the war. 
VII James Jerome, b. Oct. 15, 1849, at Portage; he was in 
business at Black Creek, 1889; unm. 

257. Jared' Upham (Joseph^, Joseph^, Joseph*, Thomas^ 
Phineas", John'), of Farmington, Tioga Co., Penn., b. Dec 22, 

1812, in Milford, Otsego Co., N. Y. ; m. Hannah , who was 

b. May 5, 181 7, in Middlebury, Schoharie Co., N. Y. They had: 

I Henry, b. Feb. 24, 1839, in Portage, Livingston Co., 
N. Y.; m, Annie Landis, and was living at Erwin 
Centre, Steuben Co., N. Y., 1881. 

Upham Genealogy. 281 

II Mary E., b. Oct. 10, 1840, in Lindley, Steuben Co., 
N. Y.; m. George Popper, of Erwin. 

III Joseph, b. June 30, 1842, in Lindley; m. Emerita 
Vandusen, living in Farmington, 1881. 

IV William Sylvanus, b. March 14, 1844, in Lindley; m. 

Viola Gleason; living in Farmington, 1881. 
V Alhanon, b. Oct. 15, 1846, in Portage. 
VI Clarinda, b. Sept. 5, 1848, in Allen, Allegany Co., 

N. Y. 
VII Addie Almira, b. Sept. 17, 1855, in Farmington; m. 
Edgar Cady, of Farmington. 
VIII Adalbert, b. April 9, 1859, in Farmington; m. Addie 
Tyler, living in Farmington, 1881. 
The Uphams at Farmington, Pa., were all farmers. 

258. Jeremiah' Upham (Sylvanus*^, Joseph', Joseph'', 
Thomas^ Phineas*, John'), of Castine, Me., b. there, 1804; m. 
Cornelia Crawford, at Castine, Oct. 27, 1831, who was b. in 
Brewer, Me., Oct. 31, 1809, and d. at Castine, Aug. 30, 1S65. 
He went to sea at a very early age and had command of a vessel, 
but died when his children were so young that but little memory 
of him was preserved; his eldest daughter remembered him as 
quiet and reserved in his habits, and of a sensitive and refined 
nature, though nearly his whole life was spent at sea. He was 
in the barque ''Fredonia," and was taken ill while on the passage 
from St. Helena to Zanzibar, Africa; at Zanzibar he was placed 
under the charge of a native physician, but did not recover, and 
died there, Feb. 14, 1846. His remains were buried on the island 
of Zanzibar, where the grave was afterward visited and identified 
by one of his relatives. They had: 

I Cornelia Adams, b. May 17, 1833, in Castine; m. in 
Castine, Nov. 26, 1855, James B. Osgood, of Ells- 
worth, Me. They lived in Washington, D. C, many 
years, where he was connected with the U. S. 
treasury. They had: 

A William James Osgood, b. Feb. 3, 1857; m. 
Delia Agnes Malloy, June 6, 1886, and had: 
Mary Osgood, b. April 29, 1887. 
B Kate Clifton Osgood, b. Oct. i, 1858; m. in 
Washington, Oct. 17, 1883, William H. 
Holmes, of Cadiz, O., and lived in Wash- 
ington. They had: Osgood Holmes, b. Sept. 
12, 1884. 

282 Upham Genealogy. 

C Clarence Whitman Osgood, b. Nov. 12, 1865; 
m. March 6, 1888, Marie Lawrence Foppiani, 
of Memphis, Tenn., at Watertown, Dak. 
D Agnes Mary Osgood, b. Jan. i, 1868; m. 
Claude E. Clifton, at Washington, D. C, May 
9, 1889. 
E Cornelia Lovica Osgood, b. Jan. 29, 1870. 
II Susan Rich, b. March 29, 1835, in Castinc; d. in 

Boston, June 8, 1879, unm. 
Ill James Crawford, b. Aug. 13, 1839, in Castine; m. 
Sarah Corey, of Winthrop, Me. In 1889 he was 
living at Hazel Hill, Guysboro Co., Nova Scotia. 
They had a family of children, among whom, Win- 
ston, who m. Annie Clark, of Rockport, Mass., July 
19, 1887. 

259. Sylvanus Kidder^ Upham (Sylvanus^ Joseph^ Joseph", 
Thomas^, Phineas'^, John'), of Dixon, 111., b. March 11, 181 1, in 
Castine, Me.; m. in Castine, Jan. i, 1839, Marianne Brooks, who 
was b. in Castine, Jan. 11, 1819, and d. in Dixon, Dec. 30, 1870; 
he m. (2) Mrs. Angelina (Brown) Sewell, widow of the Rev. 
Daniel Sewell, of Maine, who survived his death, and died in 

When a boy, he went one voyage to sea, in the ship with his 
brother, but he did not like a sea-faring life. He was first en- 
gaged in business at Castine, but finding it unprofitable with 
the decline of trade in that town, about 1843-4, he moved to 
Boston with his family, which then consisted of a wife and two 
children. At Boston he formed a partnership with his brother-in- 
law, J. B. Brooks, and engaged in the West India goods business 
on Long Wharf. Later he was in the commission business in 
connection with a partner who remained in St. John, N. B. On 
the discovery of gold in California, he became one of a Boston 
company, of ten members, which purchased the brig " Col.Tayloe," 
loaded it with merchandise intended for the mining trade, and on 
the 14th of February, 1849, sailed from Boston, via Cape Horn, 
for California. After a voyage of more than seven months, they 
reached San Francisco on the 21st of September, 1849. He was 
engaged in mercantile business in California about eighteen 
months, with fair success, at Sacramento, Colomaand Georgetown, 
and then returned to his family, which had been living at Salem 
during his absence. He then purchased a place in Woburn, and 
was for a short time engaged in business in Boston, but found it 
not quite satisfactory. In 1853 he sold out, went West, and set- 

Upham Genealogy. 283 

tied in Dixon, 111., where his brother-in-law, J. B. Brooks, and 
several others from Castine, who were friends and relatives of 
both himself and wife, had preceded him and located. At Dixon 
he engaged in the lumber business, at that time being obliged to 
have his entire stock brought in rafts down Rock river,_ as no rail- 
road had yet reached Dixon. He continued in this business many 
years, and up to within a few years of his death, which occurred 
at Dixon, February 13, 1883, at the age of nearly seventy-three, 
caused by an abscess of the bowels, from which he had been suf- 
fering some time, but had been unable to determine the cause. 
The doctor who attended him gave the cause of his death as 
epididimitis, or inflammation and perforation of the caecum. 
In the earlier years at Dixon he was active in the organization of 
the Congregational church, of which he was a deacon, but the 
membership was so small they combined with the Presbyterians, 
and formed one church of the latter denomination a few years 
later; in the Presbyterian church he continued his interest and 
membership during the life-time of his wife, but afterward was 
not active in church matters. At his death the following obituary 
notice was published by the editor of the Dixon Daily Telegraph, 
of February 15, 1883: 

"Again we are called upon to record the death of an old_ resi- 
dent and highly-respected and much-beloved citizen of Dixon. 
S. K. Upham died at his home in North Dixon, Tuesday morning, 
after a protracted illness, extending over many months. _ The 
funeral services will take place at the residence this morning at 
ten o'clock. Mr. Upham was born at Castine, Me., March 11, 
181 1, and became a citizen of Dixon about thirty years ago. He 
was a number of years in the lumber trade here, a partner at the 
time of Mr. Charles F. Emerson, of this city ; the firm name was 
Upham «& Emerson ; but he retired from business some time 
since. Last summer he took a trip to the South-west in hopes to 
improve his failing health, but receiving no benefit, returned in a 
few weeks, and was confined to his house after that time. S. K. 
Upham had the respect and esteem of all who knew him. He was 
a gentleman of excellent literary taste, well educated, and possessed 
of a mind cultured much above the average business man. We 
have read several bright and sparkling productions from his pen, 
and we have often thought that had it not been for a peculiar 
modesty wdiich characterized him, he would have made his mark 
in the literary world. Genial and generous in his nature, he was 
a pleasant companion, a good neighbor and a valued citizen. The 
deceased leaves a widow and three children : Capt. Frank K. 

284 Upham Genealogy. 

Upham, Mr. Charles C. Upham, and Mrs. Margaret Wright. The 
latter has been several years in Europe engaged in literary pur- 
suits; and the two sons are in the West, one in the army, and the 
other engaged as a civil engineer for the Atchison, Topeka and 
Santa Fe railroad. The death of Mr. Upham will cause a pang 
of regret in many a heart, and his good cheer will be missed on 
our streets." 

In the Dixon Daily Sun, of the 14th of February, 1883, also 
appeared the following similar notice of his death : 

" After a long and painful illness, Mr. S. K. Upham died yes- 
terday morning of internal tumor, at the age of 72. He was born 
in Castine, Me., March 11, 181 1. He went to California in 1849, 
and, after a year and a half spent there, returned to his home in 
the East. He came with his family, consisting of a wife and four 
children, to Dixon in 1853, and has been actively engaged in 
business up to within the past few years. Several years ago he 
lost a married daughter, and subsequently his first wife. He 
leaves a widow, two sons and a daughter. During his long busi- 
ness career no man in Dixon has made more sincere friends and 
fewer enemies. His kindness of heart and sterling good qualities 
have endeared him to the hearts of all who came into close rela- 
tion with him. The funeral services will be conducted at the 
family residence, in North Dixon, at ten o'clock to-morrow.'^ 

Marianne Brooks, the wife of S. K. Upham, was the daughter 
of Barker and Margaret (Perkins) Brooks, of Castine, and a de- 
scendant (in the sixth generation) of William Brooks, who came to 
Scituate, Mass., from England, in 1635, in the ship "Blessing." 
His descendants have continued at Scituate, Dorchester and 
South Boston until the present time; the male representatives 
through various generations being mostly either sea captains or ship- 
builders. Barker Brooks, the father of Marianne, was a ship- 
builder and owned the Brooks Ship-Yard at Castine, where some 
fine ships were built in former times. (The Brooks lineage ap- 
pears in Munsell's American Ancestry, vol. HI, p. 77.) Margaret 
Perkins, the mother of Marianne Brooks, was the daughter of 
Capt. Joseph Perkins, of Castine, a wealthy man and ship-owner, 
an account of whom, with a record of his family, is published in 
Wheeler's History of Castine. At the death of Marianne Up- 
ham, the following obituary notice appeared in one of the papers 
at Dixon, written by the Rev. E. C. Sickles, for many years pas- 
tor of the church of which she was a member : 

*' Died — Friday, December 30th, of acute enteritis, Mrs. Mari- 
anne Upham, wife of S, K. Upham, Esq., aged nearly 52 years. 

Upham Genealogy. 285 

" Mrs. Upham was born in Castine, Me., where she passed the 
greater part of her life before her removal to this place in 1853. 
For nearly eighteen years, therefore, she has been known among 
us, winning by her graces of character and person a large number 
of loving friends. She was gifted by nature with a strong mind 
and a lovely disposition, and had attained a high degree of cul- 
ture, so that her loss is deeply felt by all who knew her. It was 
religion, however, that invested her character with its greatest 
charm. For many years she was a member of the Congregational 
church in her native place, and latterly of the Presbyterian church 
here, and she was more than a consistent Christian — she was a 
cheerful, happy one, adorning her profession and commending, by 
her beautiful life, religion to all. 

" Her mind readily received the truths of revelation, and her 
heart fully rested in them. The result was a strong Christian 
character, peace and cheerfulness constantly. At home she dif- 
fused happiness. ' The heart of her husband trusted in her, and 
her children rise up and call her blessed.' Of her numerous 
friends and acquaintances, many were in the habit of resorting to 
her for counsel and comfort in times of perplexity and trouble, so 
reliable was her judgment, and so full of sympathy her heart. 

" Some three years since the shadow of a great affliction rested 
upon her and hers, in the loss of a lovely daughter, a favorite, too, 
in the church and community, but resultant, as all her friends 
could see, were the ' peaceable fruits of righteousness,' and a 
rapid ripening for glory. 

'' During her short illness her entire household were present. 
The elder son, an officer in the regular army, after an absence of 
more than eleven years on the western frontier, had returned on 
leave of absence but a few weeks previous ; and a younger son, 
absent for several months, had come to pass the holidays. Cer- 
tainly, it was a remarkable providence that, after so long a sepa- 
ration, brought them together around the sick and dying bed of 
a mother, and it was a source of great comfort to her. 

" The nature of her illness was such as to produce much suffer- 
ing and extreme prostration, but she retained the use of her fac- 
ulties to the end. She gathered the family around her, and gave 
to each words of counsel and blessing. Frequent were her ex- 
pressions of peace and joy during the hours of her waning strength, 
rendering her dying like her life, calm and beautiful. To one 
who asked if the Saviour were present, she replied: 'Oh, yes! 
I have trusted him long, and he is no stranger to me now." To 
another, who, when near her end, remarked : ' You are almost 

286 Upham Genealogy. 

there, aren't you ? ' she said : ' Yes, and it fills me with joy when 
I can fully realize it,' 

" Much more she said of like import, until, at last, quietly and 
gently she ' fell on sleep." 

' She is not tasting death, but taking rest 
On the same holy couch where Jesus lay; 
;•• Soon to awake all glorified and blest, 

Where day is broke, and shadows fled away,' 

" Sabbath, the first inst., was the 32d anniversary of her mar- 
riage. On that day, her funeral was attended from the Presby- 
terian church, which was filled to overflowing with sincere 

Sylvan us Kidder Upham, and his wife, Marianne Brooks, were 
both buried in the cemetery at Dixon, where a single stone marks 
their grave. They had : 

I Margaret Barker, b. Nov. 19, 1839, in Castine. She 
m. at Dixon, Nov. 22, 1859, Dr. Zalmon James Mc- 
Master, of Chicago, who was from Auburn, N. 
Y. He d. 86. 31, while surgeon of an Illinois 
regiment, in the war of the Rebellion, from the effect 
of exposure in the line of duty, while caring for the 
wounded on the battle-field, after Pittsburg Landing, 
on account of which a pension was granted by the 
United States to his wife and child. He was the 
son of Hugh J. McMaster, who died in Auburn, 
March 31, 1876, ce. 75. The family of Scotch 
descent, and settled in the Mohawk valley before 
the Revolution. Margaret B, m. (2) June 24, 1868, 
Charles Henry Wright, of Chicago, who was b. in 
Deposit, Delaware Co., N. Y., June 24, 1838. He 
was a journalist, and at the time of his death at 
Chicago, on the loth of Sept., 1869, was city editor 
of the Chicago Times. The members of the Chicago 
press published a pamphlet '" in Memoriam " at his 
death. Mrs. Wright has been a contributor to cur- 
rent literature — more especially, art publications; 
she passed a number of years in Europe, and for a 
time represented the Art Amateur, and was a corre- 
spondent of other American publications. She re- 
turned to America, and while her son was a student 
at Harvard University, she was located at Cambridge, 
Mass., where she was a member of the editorial 
staff of the Cambridge Tribime, and supported her- 

Of Lincoln, Neb. 

tJpHAM Genealogy. 287 

self by freneral literary work. In July, 189 1, she 
went to England, and has since that time been living 
in London, where she is engaged in general literary 
work, and represents several American publications. 
They had : 

A Marian Lois, dau. of Dr. McMaster, b. July 21, 
1 86 1, at Eureka, 111., who had her name 
legally changed to Marian Lois Wright. She 
was an artist in oil painting, having studied 
art in Europe, and had a studio before mar- 
riage. She m. at Cambridge, Mass., April 6, 
1887, Prof. Isaac Adolphe Cohn, of Harvard 
University, who was b. in Paris, France, May 
29, 185 1, the son of Albert and Mathilde L. 
Cohn. Marian Lois Cohn d. Feb. 19, 1S88, 
at Cambridge. They had: Albert Cohn, b. 
Feb. 10, 1888, in Cambridge. 
B Charles Henry Conrad, son of Charles H. 
Wright, b. Nov. 16, 1869, in Chicago, 111., 
after the death of his father. He was gradu- 
ated at Harvard University, at the head of 
the class of 1891, and in July, 1S91, went to 
England for the purpose of continuing his 
studies in mediosval French at Oxford Uni- 
versity. He is now a student at Trinity Col- 
lege, Oxford. 
419 H Frank Kidder, b. May 30, 1841, in Castine; m. Sarah 

Elvira Camp. He was a captain in the First Regi- 
ment of U. S. Cavalry, and is now on the retired 
list of the regular army. 
HI Annie Gay, b. Aug. 20, 1845, in East Boston, Mass.; 
m. Edward Utley, Nov. 27, 1S66, at Dixon. She 
d. in Dixon, June 12, 1867. 
IV Charles Clifton, b. May 5, 1852, in Woburn, Mass.; m. 
at Dixon, Dec. 18, 1883, Anna St. John Eells, who 
was b. in Dixon, Nov. 6, i860, dau. of Samuel Cook 
Eells, and wife, Anna Moore. S. C. Eells, b. in 
Walton, Delaware Co., N. Y., March 19, 1822, and 
a descendant of Nathaniel, who came from England 
1634, and settled at Dorchester, Mass. Charles 
Clifton Upham, a civil engineer. He has been con- 
nected with the construction and management of 
various railroads in the West and South-west, and 

288 Upham Genealogy. 

was for a time engaged as a mining engineer in 
Colorado. He was with the Grand Junction, Bell- 
ville and North Hastings railroad in Ontario, Canada; 
with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, and Mexi- 
can Central roads; with the Chicago, Burlington 
and Quincy; in 1885 was appointed Chief Engi- 
neer of the Chicago, Burlington and Northern, 
then in course of construction, with its head-quarters 
at St. Paul, Minn. After the completion of the 
latter he was made Superintendent of all lines of 
railroad belonging to the C. B. and Q. Co. within 
the State of Illinois, head-quarters at Galesburg, 
which position he resigned on account of a tem- 
porary loss of health. Later he was engaged in con- 
struction of a line of electric street cars at Salt Lake 
City, Utah, known as the Rapid Transit Company. 
In the spring of 1891 he became general manager of 
an electric street car company at Lincoln, Neb., in 
which line he is also a stockholder. 
Charles C. Upham is one of those who have had the opportunity 
of reading their own obituary notices. Some years ago while he 
was in the South-west, some of his men were massacred by Indians, 
and it was thought at first he was with the party; fortunately he 
was temporarily absent on some business, and so escaped. The 
following notice appeared in a Denver, Col., paper on the occa- 
sion of the news reaching there. It contains numerous inac- 
curacies, which no attempt has been made to correct, and is given 
just as it appeared: 

"Butcheries on the Border. — Further Details of the 
Murder of the Mexican Central Party of Engineers. — 
Charles C. Upham, a Well-known Colorado Engineer, 
is Found among the Dead. 

(Special Dispatch to Daily Republican.) 

'' ' Santa Fe, July 6. 

" ' Further information from El Paso is to the effect that the Mexi- 
can Central surveyors, killed forty miles south of El Paso, were 
Engineer C. C. Upham and his men. The bodies were found by 
Colonel J. F. Bennett, of Silver City, and some Denver men, who 
were going south to look at property in Chihuahua, preparatory 
to purchasing. They report that three bodies were burned, so as 
to be beyond recognition, but others could have been recognized 

Upham Genealogy. 289 

by parties knowing the men. It is supposed that Upham was one 
of the men burned. This party of surveyors numbered thirteen 
with himself. They were near Candelaria mountains. The bodies 
are now en route to El Paso to be identified and buried.' 

" Mr. Charles C. Upham, one of the victims of the horrible trag- 
edy, was well known throughout the State. He was born in 
Maine, but in later years resided with his parents in Dixon, 111., 
where his father retired as one of the most successful lumber 
merchants in that section. After graduating at the Troy (N. Y.) 
Polytechnic Institute and serving an engineering apprenticeship 
on the Illinois river, he came to Colorado in 1875, locating at Del 
Norte. There he was afterward elected county surveyor of Rio 
Grande county. In 1878, he abandoned a lucrative business to 
join the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe engineering party, then 
at work in the Royal Gorge. As locating engineer he remained 
with the company until the line was completed to Leadville. 

" Locating in the latter place, he did private work, meeting with 
the best of success in a business sense, but becoming fascinated 
with the prospects of a journey through New Mexico he accepted 
a position with the Santa Fe party moving south, in the spring of 
1879. He became distinguished as a locating engineer, in this 
line his abilities being such as to give him a reputation that would 
have followed him for years had he lived. A few months ago, 
after the completion of the main line to Deming, he was offered 
the position of Chief Engineer on the Mexican Central, but being 
engaged at the time in settling a business proposition vrith Denver 
parties, which if successful would have occasioned his return and 
permanent residence in the State, he requested that the offer be 
allowed to remain open until he could give a final answer. The 
company acquiesced in this. He came to Denver some four or 
five weeks since, hoping to complete the negotiations that were 
pending. The trip did not result as expected, and .he returned to 
await developments, with the sad and untimely result chronicled. 

" Mr. Upham was 29 years of age, a young man of manly phy- 
sique and most prepossessing appearance. He was of a very kindly 
disposition, courteous and gentlemanly, and beloved by everybody 
with whom he came in contact, either in the business or social 
circle. Possessed of none but the noblest impulses, he was never 
known to do a single wrong during his long sojourn in the State, 
and leaves behind a memory among his old associates — especially 
those of his earlier days in the San Juan — that will live, and liv- 
ing, thrive and gain strength with each succeeding year, A count- 
less host will mourn his death. 


290 Upham Genealogy. 

" The deceased leaves a brother, Captain Frank Upham, present 
commander of Walla Walla, Oregon, and a sister of some renown 
as a writer; besides a father. Mr. Noah Brooks, one of the most 
talented of the New York editors, is an uncle." 

260. William' Upham (Amos", Benjamin*, Joseph^ Thomas', 
Phineas'^, John'), of Dudley, Mass., b. there Nov. 21, 181 7; m. 
Mary Larned, May 29, 1843. He d. June 25, 1855. She d. Sept. 
I, 1874. They had: 

I Amos, b. May 11, 1846; d. May 12, 1847, 
II Frank L., b. Sept. 15, 1848. 
Ill William H., b. Dec. 4, 1852. 

261. Edwin' Upham (Elihu Larned^ Simeon^ Joseph^ 
Thomas^, Phineas*, John'), of Providence, R. L, b. Jan. 6, 1827, 
in Dudley, Mass.; m. Nov. 5, 1850, Adaline Frances Kingsley, of 
Swansey, Mass. He went to Providence in 1839, where he en- 
tered a broker's office, and in the business of a broker he remained 
until 1864, when he retired from business, and was living in Provi- 
dence in 1889 (10 Vernon st.). They had: 

I Edwin Augustus, b. Dec. 21, 1856, in Providence; d. 
Jan. 6, 1857. 
II Ada Florence, b. April 22, 1864; m. Earnest A. Church- 
ill, July 10, 1882. She d. Feb. 26, 1885. 
Ill Clark Dalrymple, b. Nov. 6, 1865, in Providence. He 
was in the insurance business at Providence, 1889. 

262. Hon. Lucian' Upham (Elihu Earned^, Simeon\ Joseph*, 
Thomas^, Phineas''', John'), of Pawtucket, R. I., b. Feb. 7, 1829, 
in Dudley, Mass.; m. May 2, 1854, in Pawtucket, Amy Mason 
Kelton, of Johnstown, R. I. He went from Dudley to Pawtucket 
in 1853, and was living there in 1889, engaged in cabinet manu- 
facturing, employing about one hundred persons in his establish- 
ment. He served a term in the R. I. legislature, and was also 
one year senator from Pawtucket. When Pawtucket became a 
city, in 1886, he was one of the candidates for its first mayor, but 
lacked 50 votes of being elected. They had (all b. in Pawtucket): 

I Frederick Pierce, b. May 19, 1855. In 1889 he was 
living at Melbourne, Australia, where he had been 
six years, and was connected with the Hudson Ma- 
chine Company, at Melbourne, as a draftsman. 
II Lester Wayland, b. June 22, 1858; m. May, 1880, Ella 
A. Atwood, of Pawtucket. In 1889 he was foreman 
of the Pawtucket Gazette and Chronicle printing- 

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III Anna Judson, b. Feb. 10, 1862; m. Sept., 1887, Ralph 

E. Thompson, supt. of the Loraine Worsted Mills, 
at Pawtucket. 

IV Nelson Loyd, b. May 21, 1864; m. Nov., 1886, May L. 

Brown, at Elgin, 111. In 1889 he was head book- 
keeper in his father's establishment at Pawtucket. 

V Liician, b. March 25, 1866; d. Aug. 19, 1866. 

263. Elihu Larned' Upham (Elihu', Larned^ Simeon^ 
Joseph-', Thomas^, Phineas^, Johni), of Dudley, Mass., b. there 
Oct. 3, 183 1 ; m. Janette Bates, of Dudley, March 16, 1853. He 
was a farmer and dealer in stock, and in 1889 both he and his 
wife were living on the homestead at Dudley, which had been his 
grandfather Simeon's. They had (all born in Dudley) : 

I Frank Alonzo, b. Feb. 24, 1854 ; m. May 9, 1883, 
Ella Baker. A contractor and builder, living in 
Webster, Mass., 1889. 
II Frederick William, b. Sept. 2, 1855. In 1889 he had 
been in the employment of Adams Express Co. 15 
years, and had the route between Boston and Wash- 

III Byron Augustus, b. Sept. 6, 1857. 

IV Zorada Miriam, b. Dec. 13, 1859. 

V Emma Janette, b. Oct. 30, 1861; m. Dec. 14, 1887, 

Oscar H. Newhaus, and in 1889 was living in Minne- 
apolis, Minn. 
VI Chester Franklin, b. May 16, 1864 ; m. May Ellen 
Warren, Nov. 28, 1885. In 1889 he was local man- 
ager for Adams Express Co., at Webster. 
VII Esther Generva, b. Nov. 15, 1868. 
VIII Jennie Frances, b. July 22, 187 1. 
IX Everett Earned, b. Oct. 24, 1873. 
X Eliza Stevens, b. July 2, 1876. 

264. L. Wesley^ Upham (Cyrus W.^ Nathan^ Joseph^ 
Thomas^, Phineas^ John'), of Neath, Pennsylvania, b. Nov. 2, 
1837; m. Catherine Thomas, Sept. 2, 1868, in Le Raysville, Pa. 
They had: 

I Mary, b. April 15, 1869. 
II Carrie, b. May 22, 1870. 

III Walter, b. July 8, 1872. 

IV Katie, b. Feb. 10, 1875. 

265. Nathaniel^ Upham (NathanieK IvoryS Ivory4, Rlch- 
arda, Phineas', JohnO, of Port Byron, N. Y., b. Oct. 16, 1792, in 

292 Upham Genealogy. 

Cayuga Co., N. Y. ; m. Eleanor Scouton, Jan. 7, 1814. He d. 
Aug. 23, 1864. They had : 
I Catherine. 
II Hannah. 
Ill Ada. 
420 IV Isaac L., b. Oct. 9, 1819, in Victoria, Cayuga Co., N. 

Y. ; m. Amanda W. , lived in Port Byron. 

V Emily. 
VI David. 
VII John. 
VIII Nathaniel, who was living in Westbury, Wayne Co., 
N. Y., 1879. 

266. Abijah^ Upham (Nathaniel\ Ivory^ Ivory*, Richard^ 
Phineas^ John^), of Butler, Wayne Co., N. Y., b. July 16, 1795, 
in Half Moon, Saratoga Co., N. Y.; m. Margaret Scouton, 1819, 
in Victory, Cayuga Co., N. Y., who d. Aug. 28, 1829. (Either 
this should be 1839, or he had a second wife.) He went to Vic- 
tory about 1 8 19, but after some years moved to Butler, and was, 
in 1879, living on the same farm at Butler, that he had obtained 
when he was there as a young man. They had: 

I George W., b. Aug. 29, 1821, in Victory; m. Melissa 

Daniels, and had Ellen and Theressa. He d. Aug. 

5, i860. 

II Daniel K., b. Jan. 14, 1824 ; m. Louisa Young, and 

lived in Westbury, Wayne Co., N. Y., 1879. They 

had : Isaac and Vila. 

III Maria, b. June 26, 1826, in Butler; m. Daniel Vaught. 

They had (i) Abijah Upham Vaught, who settled in 
Sutton, Clay Co., Neb. (2) Nicholas Vaught. (3) 
Mary Vaught. (4) Almira Vaught. 

IV Silas S., b. Jan. 9, 1836. He was wounded at the 

battle of Gettysburg, July 3, and died from his 
wound, July 12, 1863. 

267. Gardner^ Upham (Jonathan^ Ivory*, Ivory*, Richard^ 
Phineas^ John'), of Windham, Vt., b. May 2, 1798, in Guilford, 
Vt. ; m. Eunice A. Emery, Oct. 17, 1827, at Windham; she d. June 
23, 1848; m. (2) widow Merilla Wyman, Jan. 15, 1850; she d. 
March 4, 1867; m. (3) widow Eliza Abbott, Feb. 20, 1872; she d. 
June 17, 1879. In 1889 he was living in good health in his 91st 
year. He had by wife Eunice: 

I James Hervey, b. June 5, 1828; m. Harriet K. Hitch- 
cock, of Spencer, Mass., Dec. 12, 1854. He was a 

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graduate of Oberlin College, Ohio, and had he lived 
two or three days longer would have graduated at 
the Theological Seminary at Bangor, Me. He d. 

there July 17, 1856. (She m. [2] Andrews, of 

Fall River, Mass.) They had: Harriet James, b. 
Dec. 26, 1856, at Taunton, Mass.; she was graduated 
at Wesleyan Seminary and Female College, 1875; "i. 
July 8, 1880, J. Fred. Spofford. Living at Brook- 
line, Mass., 1889. 
II Francelona Melissa, b. Sept. 21, 1831; m. Henry M. 
Bemis, July 12, 1859. Living at Windham, 1888; 
no children, 

III Hannah Elvira, b. Dec. 15, 1833. Living with her 

father, in Windham, 1889; unm. 

IV Sophia Mehitable, b. March 30, 1835-6; d. Oct. 9, 

V Maria Amelia, b. June 11, 1838; d. Sept. 22, 185 1. 
VI Eugenia Elliot, b. March 4, 1843; "i. Warren T. 
Dodge, of Malta, DuPage Co., Ill, July i, 1867. 
They had: 

A JameS Warren Dodge, b. July 25, 1868. 
B Mabel Eugenia Dodge, b. May i, 187 1. 
C Arthur Upham Dodge, b. Aug. 3, 1874. 
D Roy E. Dodge, b. Dec. 29, 1879. 
E Nellie Dodge, b. April 10, 1882. 
VII Edward Young, b. Aug. 20, 1846; d. Nov. 21, 1846. 

268. Jonathan' Upham (Jonathan", Ivory\ Ivory'', Richard', 
Phineas^ John'), of Windham, Vt., b. May 30, 1800, in Guilford, 
Vt. ; m. Sarah Moore, Sept., 1832, who d. Sept. 6, 1874. He was 
a farmer, and d. May 6, 1878. They had: 

421 I Asahel, b. Feb. 19, 1834, in Windham; m. Amanda 

Whitney, and lived on the old place at Windham. 
II Harriet, b. Sept. 13, 1837; d. Sept. 19, 18S1. 

269. Ebenezer' Upham (Jonathan', Ivory', Ivory'', RichardV^' 
Phineas'"' John'), of Chesterfield, Macoupin Co., 111., and of New \ 
York, Wayne Co., la., b. March 24, 1805, in Windham, Vt.; m. ! 
at Alton, 111., Sept. 6, 1837, Susan D. Grout, of Westboro, Mass., 
who was b. in Boston. They lived in Chesterfield until 1864, 
then moved to New York, la., where he d. March 2, 1876. He 
was a merchant and farmer. They had: 

I Mary Augusta, b. May 9, 1840, in Chesterfield; m. 
William B. Burton, at Chesterfield, Sept. 22, 1859, 
from South Windham, Vt. They had: 

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A Frederick Herbert Burton, b. in Chesterfield, 
Nov. 29, 1 861; m. at Corydon, la., Jan. 
20, 1884, Mattie M. McClanahan. 
B Charles Gilbert Burton, b. Sept, 7, 1863, in 

C George Pierce Burton, b. Feb. 28, 1866, in 

New York, la.; d. March 23, 1888. 
D Ella Cornelia Burton, b. Nov. 26, 1867. 
E Francis Alson Burton, b. Oct. 20, 1870. 
F Warren Henry Burton, b. April 11, 1874. 
G Ida Augusta Burton, b. Dec. i, 1877. 
H Frances Adelaide, b. March 21, 1842, in Chesterfield; 
m. her cousin, Henry Carter Miller (son of Sophia 
Upham), April 13, 1865, in New York, la. They 
were living in Corydon, la. , 1 889. Their children are 
shown with the family of their grandfather, Jona- 
HI Herbert Eugene, b. Feb. 20, 1846; d. Jan. 21, 1850. 

270. Zenas Hervey^ Upham (Jonathan^ Ivory^, Ivory", 
Richard^ Phineas^ John'), of Stillwater, Mitchell Co., la., b. 
Oct. 19, 181 1, in Chester, Vt. ; m. at Windham, Vt., Nov., 1838, 
Harriet Louisa Putnam, the dau. of Capt. Abel, and a direct de- 
scendant of Gen. Isreal Putnam, '' 76." She d. at Windham, Aug. 
29, 1850, age 31. He m. (2) Jane Elzira Pierce, of Londonderry, 
Vt., April 30, 185 1, who died at Stillwater, July 20, 1872. His 
early life was on the homestead at Windham, which his father had 
purchased in 1819. At the age of 20 went to Boston, as a clerk 
for Hayden & Upham, in the temperance grocery business, but 
returned to Windham, and later was engaged in the manufacture 
of trunks and valises at that place. In 1837, engaged in the manu- 
facture of leather, boots and shoes, harness, etc, remaining in this 
business 13 years, then engaged in farming. During this period 
he was connected with the Congregational church at Windham, 
and was justice of the peace. In 1869 he sold his interests at 
Windham, and moved to Stillwater, la., where he purchased 
land, and where many of his descendants settled. In 1889 he was 
living in Stillwater, was justice of the peace, and had been post- 
master since 187 1. He had (by first wife): 
422 I Bradford Hervey, b. March 25, 1843, in Windham; 

he was in the army during the War of the Rebellion ; 

m. Gertrude Ryer, and was living in Oakland, Cal., 


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423 II Abel Putnam, b. March 5, 1846, in Windham; m. 

Frances A. Brown. Living in Chicago, 1889. 

III Mary Louisa, b. Feb. 3, 1848; m. George F. Moore, 

of Athol, Mass., where they were living 1889. They 
had a son and a daughter. 
By second wife : 

IV Ellen Jane, b, Dec. 25, 1852, in Windham; m. Sylves- 

ter F. Whitcomb, of Stillwater, March, 1874. They 
had Charles, Warren and Willie. 

424 V James Herbert, b. April 19, 1855, in Windham; ra. 

Adelia H. Sweet. Living at Stillwater, 1889. 

425 VI William Pierce, b. March 3, 1863, in Windham ; m. 

Alice Jones. Living at Stillwater, 1889. 
(In 1889, Zenas Hervey Upham had 17 grandchildren.) 

271. Ransom^ Upham (Joseph*, Ivory'', Ivory^, Richard^ 
Phineas^ John'), of i'hompson. Conn.; m. Ruth Stone, Feb. 26, 
1812. She d. Aug. 9, 1875. They had: 

I Erastus, b. Oct. 11, 1812; d. May, 1865. 
II Emeline, b. Sept. 27, 1814 ; m. Phineas Copeland. 

She d. 1883. 
Ill Orrin, b. Dec. 13, 1816; d. April 29, 1859. 
IV Hamilton, b. March 2, 1819 ; d. June 6, 1846. 

V Angelina, b. Aug. 28, 1821; d. Nov. 26, 1842. 
VI Almira M., b. Jan. 3, 1824; m. Daniel Arnold. 

VII Carlos C, b. Aug. 25, 1827. 
VIII Joseph N., b. Nov. 9, 1829. 

272. Archelaus White^ Upham (Nehemiah*, Luke*, Ivory", 
Richard^ Phineas", John'), of Killingly, Conn., b. June 14, 1792 ; 
m. Betsey Richmond, May 14, 181 7, who d. Sept. 17, 1845; m. 
(2) Feb. 29, 1848, Nancy Morris, who survived his death June 
19 (year not given). He had (by his first wife): 

426 I Nehemiah, b. March 22, 1818, in Thompson ; m. 

Sarah T. Howe, and (2) Augusta S. Whitmore, 
Lived in Norwich, Conn. 
II Phebe H., b. Jan. 14, 1820 ; d. Oct. 25, 1835. 

III Maria C-, b. April 14, 1822; m. Allen Chaffee. They 

had : Betsey M., who m. Hatch, and lived in 

Humboldt, Allen Co., Kans. Maria C. d. Oct. 28, 

IV Esther A., b. Sept. 6, 1824; m. Hylon Perry, of Athol, 

Mass., and had Frederick and Charles. 

V Lyman, b. Sept. 5, 1826; m. Ellen E. Whitmore, of 

East Haddam, and had Herbert, who d. ae. 11. 

296 Upham Genealogy. 

VI Benjamin M., b. Nov. 10, 1828; m, Adaline Perry. 

Living in Norwich, 1879. 

VII Archelaus P., b. March 30, 1830; d. Aug. [3, 1832. 
VIII George R., b. Feb. 19, 1833, in Webster ; m. Sarah 

Soule, and had three children, all of whom d. young. 
He was in the army, and she d. soon after his re- 
turn. He m. (2) Lucy Kemp. They had : Charles, 
Eva and Minna, living at Athol, 1889. 

273. Dyer^ Upham (Nehemiah*, Luke\ Ivory\ Richard^ 
Phineas'^, John'), of I'hompson, Conn., b. Nov. 25, 1795, in Kill- 
ingly. Conn.; m. Esther Arnold, March 19, 1820, who d. in 
Thompson, Sept. 7, 1824; m. (2) Nov. 20, 1827, Cynthia Arnold, 
who d. in Thompson, Feb. 13, 1875. He was a farmer, and d. at 
his son Dyer Arnold's house, in Thompson, Jan. 17, 1885. He 
had, by wife Esther: 

427 I George Preston, b. June 23, 182 1, in Hampton, Conn. ; 

m. Mercy T. Morris. 

428 11 Dyer Arnold, b. Aug. 7, 1824; m. Lucy Stone, and 

lived in Thompson. 

274. Ichabod^ Upham (Nehemiah^ Luke% IvoryS Richard^, 
Phineas^ John'), of Union, Conn., b. in Killingly, Conn., April 
29, 1798; m. Abigail Copeland, March 3, 1822, who was b. 
April 19, 1800. They moved from Thompson to Union, Conn., 
March 13, 1822. They had: 

I Edwin W., b. May 31, 1823, in LTnion; m. Nancy D. 
Corbin, of Union, Nov. 12, 1848. They had: (i) 
Francis L., b. April 30, 1853 ; m. Ella A. Colburn, 
April 12, 1875. {2) Elizabeth A., b. April 21, 1861. 
II Jonathan C, b. Aug. 16, 1828; m. Oct., 1857, Maria 
F. Arnold, of Danielsonville, Conn. They had: (i) 
George W., b. Sept. 2, 1859. (2) Sarah E., b. April 
15, 1861. Both were living on the old place with 
their parents and grandparents, 1879. 
Ill Sarah E., b. Oct. 22, 1830; d. March 2, 1856. 

275. Alexander McCurdy^ Upham (Luke", Nathan^ Rich- 
ard'*, Richard^ Phineas", John'), of Onslow, Nova Scotia, b. there 
1802; m. Mary Cutten, 1826, who was living in Newtonville, Mass., 
1889. He was engaged in a general mercantile business at Onslow 
from the time of his marriage until his death. He was also in 
politics, and had been elected to the Legislature a second term of 
four years but a few weeks prior to his death. He d. in Onslow, 
184T, se. 39, leaving a widow and large family of children, the 

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eldest of whom was but 14 years old. They had (all b. at On- 
slow) : 

429 I Henry Clinton, b. July 10, 1827 ; m. Charlotte Pep- 

pard ; living in Grafton, Walsh Co., Dak., 1889. 
II Jane Guthrie, b. 1829; m. William J. Wills, who be- 
came an officer of a New York regiment, and was 
killed early in the war of the Rebellion; m (2) Dr. 
John Stickel, who d. a few years later. She d. in 
Newtonville, Mass. She had, by first husband: 
A Harriet Wills, who m. A. R. Eaton, and d. at 
Newtonville, 1887,, leaving children, Mary 
Eaton, v/ho m. Frederick Davis, who had a 
son and a daughter. Mrs. Mary Eaton Davis 
m. (2) Nelson Hyde, supt. of water-works at 
Newtonville. And William Henry Wills, 
who was educated by his uncle, Proctor of 
By second husband : 
B Jessie Stickel. 

III Joanna, b. 1830; d. 1849. 

IV George, b. 1831; d. infant. 
V Anna, b. 1833; d. 1852. 

VI Harriet, b. 1835 ; m. Alexander McDonald, 1856; they 
had two children, who d. in infancy. She d. 
VII Mary, b. 1837; d. 1856. 

VIII Alexander M., b. 1839; living in Newtonville, 1889. 
IX Sarah, b. 1841; living in Newtonville, 1889. 

276. Samuel Davis' Upham (Robert'', Richard\ Richard*, 
Richard^, Phineas'\ John'), of Mattapan, Mass., b. Nov. 10, 1846, at 
Folly Mountain, near the Acadian Mines, Nova Scotia; m. Georgia 
A. Clark, March 26, 1879, b. at Wells, Me., Nov. 14, 1859, the 
dau. of Lorin and Susan J. Clark. He lived in Nova Scotia until 
1871, then moved to Boston. In 1890 he had a position with a 
manufacturing establishment in Boston and was living at Mattapan. 
They had: 

I Clara May, b. Dec. 14, 1879, in Boston. 
II Earnest Truman, b. July 7, 1882, in Boston. 

277. Robert' Upham (Robert^ Richard', Richard^ Richard^ 
Phineasl John') of Mattapan, Mass., b. Nov. 3, 1857, at Folly 
Mountain, near the Acadian Mines, Nova Scotia; m. Feb. 21, 1887, 
Annie Jane Plummer, dau. of Albert H. and Sarah Jane Plum- 


298 Upham Genealogy. 

mer, of Boston. In 1890 he was living at Mattapan and had a 
position with a manufacturing company in Boston. They had: 
I Albert Lewis, b. Jan. 19, 1888. 
II Marion Davis, b. Nov. 23, 1889. 

278. Joshua- Upham (Ezra\ Jesse^ Timothy^ Phineas^ 
Phineas^ Phineas^, John'), of Saugus, Mass., b. in Herkimer, N. 
Y., Oct. 14, 1804 ; m. at East Cambridge, Mass., May 5, 1831, 
Mary Cheever Boardman, dau. of Abijah and Sally Boardman, of 
Chelsea, Mass. She was b. in a part of Saugus which was then 
Chelsea, June 13, 1808, and d. in Saugus, Feb. 9, 1872. Joshua 
Upham came with his parents from Herkimer to North Maiden 
(now Melrose) when he was a child, where he lived on his father's 
farm until he was married, then engaged in farming with his wife's 
father at Saugus, later he bought a portion of the place and made 
a home upon which he lived and died. He d. Jan. 19, 1875, 
suddenly, of heart trouble. They had: 

I George Winslow, b. at Saugus, Dec. 27, 1835; ^' there, 

Jan. 20, 1855. 
II Henry Boardman, b. at Saugus, Sept. 25, 1838 ; m. 
Mary Louise Bradish, at Lowell, Mass., May 4, 
1 86 1, b. in Norfolk, St. Lawrence Co., N, Y., where 
she d. Oct. 31, 1864. They had George Henry, b. 
May 16, 1862, at Lowell, Mass., d. at Saugus, Jan. 
18, 1865. He m. (2) at Dover, N. H., Sept. 10, 
1867, Mary Helen Clark, dau. of Greenleaf Clark, 
of Dover; she d. at Melrose, Dec. 2, 1889. 
Ill Elbridge Smith, b. at Saugus, Jan. 18, 1843 ; m. 
March 20, 1867, at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Louisiana 
Wilson Thatcher, b. at Poughkeepsie, Feb. 10, 1844, 
dau. of Charles Augustus and Jane (Holmes) 
Thatcher. Elbridge S. Upham served in the army 
during the War of the Rebellion, enlisted at the age 
of 19, Aug., 1862, in Co. K, 23d Mass. Inf., served 
with his regiment in North Carolina, South Caro- 
lina and Virginia; re-enlisted in same company Jan., 
1864, and served until he was discharged at the 
close of the war, July, 1865; was in engagements at 
South West Creek, Kingston, Whitehall, Goldsboro 
and Weldon Railroad, N. C. ; then went to Pough- 
keepsie ; afterward, and until Feb., 1876, he was 
supervisor of the McLean Insane Asylum at Somer- 
ville, Mass. ; he then bought the farm on which he 

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was born ; in 1883 he went to South Lake Weir, 
Fla., and has since made a winter home there, en- 
gaged in orange and lemon raising. 

279. Ezra Smith^ Upham (Ezra^ Jesse^ Timothy^ Phineas*, 
Phineas^ Phineas'^ John'), of Wakefield, Mass., b. Dec. 20, 1814, 
in North Maiden, now Melrose, Mass.; m. Hannah B., dau. of 
Caleb Eaton, of Wakefield, 1840, who survived his death. He was 
for many years in the grocery business in the basement of the old 
Baptist Church at Wakefield; was also, for several years, ticket 
master at the upper depot of the B. & M. R. R. He was 43 
years a member of the Baptist Church at Wakefield. He d. sud- 
denly, in Wakefield, from heart disease. They had: 

I Elizabeth R.; m. Robert J. Morrill, of Newfield, N. J. 
430 II Albert S., b. Aug. 26, 1852; of Indianapolis, Ind., 

III Emma L.; m. Rev. J. B. Thomas, who was a mission- 

ary at Rangoon, British Burmah. 

IV Harriet Marian; m. at Wakefield, Oct. i, 1884, William 

C. Campbell, who was in business in Boston. 
V Charles Herbert; d., ae. 8 mos., Nov. 13, 1863. 

280. Elbridge Gerry* Upham (Ezra', Jesse«, Timothy^ 
Phineas'*, Phineas^, Phineas', John^), of Waukegan, Lake Co., 111., 
b. in Maiden, Mass., April 30, 1818; m. in 1846, at Salem, Mass., 
Sarah Ann Page, b. in Salem in 182 1, d. at Waukegan, May 5, 
1875, at which place she was buried. Her father d. when she 
was very small ; her mother's maiden name was Sarah Ingalls. 
She was known before marriage as Sarah Ann Page Fisher, for 
the reason that her step-father's name was Fisher, and she took 
that name. 

Elbridge G. Upham learned the trade of a ship carpenter, and 
at an early age went to sea from Boston, in the capacity of ship's 
carpenter; he became mate, and finally master of a vessel. He 
was then for five years in the whaling business, making two voy- 
ages, one of two and the other of three years. In 1849 he went 
West, and settled at Waukegan, to which place his wife followed 
him the next year. At Waukegan he entered the carriage manu- 
facturing business, in which he was successfully engaged for many 
years. He was a member of the firms of Swarthout «& Upham, 
Hallowell & Upham, Upham & Hallowell, Upham & Sowles and 
Upham & Crabtree. In the last-named firm he continued until 
about one year prior to his death, at which time he sold his inter- 
est in the carriage manufactory, and retired from business. In 

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1877 he visited his early home in Massachusetts, and while there 
d. suddenly, of heart disease, at Saugus, Feb. 24, 1879, at the age 
of 61. His remains were buried at Maiden. In politics he was 
a Republican, in religion a Universalist. They had: 

I Elbridge Gerry, Jr., b. March, 1848, on Charter street, 
Salem; d. there, Aug., 1849. 

431 II George Elbridge, b. Feb. 14, 1851, in Waukegan; he 

was graduated at Georgetown, D.C., Law School; m. 
Ella Prentiss, and in 1S92 he was living in Dixon, 111. 
Ill Jesse Harding, b. Nov. 7, 1858, in Waukegan. In 
1890 he was living at Waukegan, unm., where he 
was engaged in the business of a carriage and orna- 
mental painter and sign writer. 

281. Joshua* Upham (Jesse\ Jesse*, Timothy*, Phineas^ 
Phineas*, Phineas**, John'), of Melrose, Mass., b. there, Dec. 27, 
1806; m. Elizabeth B. Ireson, of Lynn, dau. of Samuel and Ann, 
Sept. 30, 1830, who d. Oct. 14, 1838; m. (2) June, 1839, Mary G. 
Dawes, grand-dau. of Samuel Green; she was b. June 17, 18 10. 
He lived on Upham street, and d. Jan. 16, 187 1. They 

I Elizabeth Ann, b. July 24, 1831; m. Ephraim Avery; 
she d. March 10, 1853. 

432 II Charles Henry, b. May 15, 1835; m. Mary Sprague. 

He was in the army, and afterward lived in Rut- 
land, Vt. 
Ill Ellen Augusta, b. Dec. 27, 1836; m. July 10, 1879, A. 
E. Knight, who d. two or three years later. She 
was living in Waterford, Me., 1889. 
Children of second wife: . 

433 IV Willard Putnam, b. March 9, 1841; m. Caroline K.j 

Bidwell. He lived in Quincy, 111., 1889. 
V Oliver L., b. Feb. i, 1843; d. Feb. 16, 1845. 
VI Aaron G., b. June 27, 1846; d. Jan. 27, 1847. 

434 VII Hervey Whiting, b. Nov. 12, 1851; m. Louisa Fletchei 

He lived in Keokuk, la,, 1889. 

282. Joshua^ Upham (Joshua'', Jesse^, Timothy^, Phineas*, 
Phineas^, Phineas^, John'), of Salem, Mass., b. there, Dec. 23, 
1807; m. Oct. 17, 1830, Hannah Millett Estes, b. Aug. 19, 1810. 
He was connected with the laboratory and chemical works at 
Salem. He d. there, Oct. 10, 1873. They had (all b. in Salem): 

435 I Franklin, b. Dec. 25, 1832; m. Elizabeth E. Fogg. 

Living in Salem, 1889. 

Of Chelsea, Mass. 

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436 II Benjamin Nichols, b. July 7, 1836; m, Caroline Pick- 

ering, and (2) Lucnida W. Larrabee. Living in 
Salem, 1889. 

437 III Joseph Warren, b. June 17, 1839; m. Hannah Stone 

Killam. Living in East Saugus, 1889. 

438 IV Henry Pulaski, b. June 16, 1847; m. Emma E. Eaton. 

Living in Salem, 1S89, 
V Elizabeth Ellen, b. July 23, 1850; m. Eugene Coan, 
b. April 10, 1851. 

283. Rev. James* Upham (Joshua^ Jesse", Timothy'*, Phineas*, 
Phineas^, Phineas', John'), of Chelsea, Mass., b. Jan. 23, 1815, in 
Salem, Mass.; m. Nov. 12, 1841, Cynthia Jane Bailey, of Provi- 
dence, R. L, who was b. in Wickford, R. I., Oct. 2, 1815, and d. 
in Fairfax, Vt., Sept. 25, 1865; m. (2) June 27, 1868, Experience 
S. Bascom, of Gill, Mass., b. in Greenfield, Mass., Nov. 13, 1831. 
He was graduated at Colby University, Waterville, Me., in 1835. 
The next ten years he was successively principal of Farmington 
Academy, Farmington, Me. ; student at the Theological Institu- 
tion, Newton Centre, Mass. ; professor at the Baptist Theological 
Institution, Thomaston, Me. ; pastor in the First Baptist Church, 
Manchester, N. H., and then of the church in Millbury, Mass. 
From 1845 to 1S66 he was theological professor, and for the last 
five years president of the Literary and Theological Institution 
first located at New Hampton, N. H., and afterward in Fairfax, 
Vt. After June, 1866, he was for nine years editor of the IVatch- 
vian and Reflector (since the Watchmaji) \ five years associate 
editor of the Religious Herald, Richmond, Va.; and ten years 
health editor of the YoiitJis Compatiion, Boston, Mass., which posi- 
tion he still held in 1892. His editorials and occasional com- 
munications in prose and poetry to the various periodicals number 
nearly three thousand. The Baptist Encyclopedia (Cathcart's), 
in a brief sketch of him, referring to his editorship of the Watch- 
man and Reflector, says : " He held this office with distin- 
guished ability." The " Poets of Maine," by George Bancroft 
Griffith, gives specimens of his poems, with a biographical sketch. 
In i860 the Colby University conferred on him the degree of D. D. 

When Dr. Upham severed his connection with the Watchnian^ 
the Natio)ial Baptist had the following notice : 

" The only matter for regret in the recent change of the JVatch- 
inan, is in the withdrawal of James Upham, D. D., who for nine 
years past has held a position on the staff of that paper, and dur- 
ing a greater part of the time (owing to the absence of Dr. 01m- 
stead) has been practically the chief editor. While with character- 

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istic modesty he has kept himself out of sight, he has done his 
work with remarkable ability, and has given to the paper variety 
and vivacity, while at the same time keeping steadily in view (in 
the language of his own farewell), ' revivals; missions, foreign, 
home and domestic ; ministerial educations, temperance and 
peace.' " As already stated in the introductory pages, Dr. Upham 
has been largely instrumental in the preparation of this book. 

The following lines were clipped from a recent number of the 
IVatchffiafi, and are from the pen of Dr. Upham: 


(Matt. 25: 21.) 
Few are the duties given, 

Fewer the duties done; 
Yet vast the compensation 

From these few duties won. 

Few are the days we spend here, 

As servants of our Lord; 
Yet crowns and thrones await us, — 

Oh, marvelous reward! 

Many the rolling ages 

Beneath the Saviour's smile, 
Ages on ages endless, 

Outpouring joy the while. 

Oh, to be faithful ever, 

In deed and heart and mind! 
Oh, to be faithless never, 

Whate'er the task assigned! 

Large hearted is our Master; 

Our duties few and light; 
But oh! the blessed prospect 
He holds before our sight. 
Chelsea, March 29, 1889. 

As appears from the above, Dr. Upham was living in Chelsea, 
Mass., in 1892. He had by wife Cynthia Jane Bailey: 

I Mary Howard, b. in Providence, July 22, 1843; d. in 
Providence, Dec. 27, 1866, unm. 
439 II James Bailey, b. in New Hampton, N. H., Dec. 27, 

1845; m. Mary Hartshorn. Living in Maiden, 1892, 
one of the firm of Perry, Mason & Co., publishers of 
the Youth's Companion. 
Ill Henry Vaughan, b. in New Hampton, Sept. 26, 1847; 
m. Oct. 23, 1873, Georgie E. Leatherbee, of Boston, 
b. March 17, 185 1. 


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IV George Wright, b. in New Hampton, March 17, 1849 ; 
d. Sept. 5, 1849. 
440 V Benjamin Nichols, b. in Fairfax, Vt., July 12, 1854; 

m. Fannie Scott Dameron,b. in Bethel, Va., Aug. 25, 
1861. Living in Boston, 1892. 
VI Artemas Boutelle, b. in Fairfax, Vt., April 18, 1856; 
m. Sept. 16, 1879, Mary Ellen Upham, dau. of Rev. 
W. P. Upham; she was b. in Cherokee Nation, May 
5,. 1857. 
He had by wife Experience S. Bascom: 

VII Avis Bascom, b. in Chelsea, Nov. 7, 1873; d. Sept. 27, 
VIII Elizabeth Webb, b. in Chelsea, Dec. 18, 1875. 

284. Rev. Willard Peele' Upham (Joshua", Jesse^ Tim- 
othy\ Phineas^ Phineas^ Phineas'-, John'), of the Baptist Mission, 
Cherokee Nation, and later of Massachusetts, b. Oct. 15, 1819, 
in Salem, Mass.; m. May 22, 1843, Eliza Oakham Newhall, 
who was b. in Saugus, Mass., Jan. 22, 1820, and d. in Coffey ville, 
Kan., March 26, 1884 (at the home of one of her children). 
He received his education at the Salem High School, the Latin 
Grammar School and the Dennison University, at Granville, Ohio; 
but owing to the effects of protracted study he did not graduate — 
his health failing. xA.fter teaching several years in the West and 
in New England, he went, in 1843, as a missionary among the 
Cherokees — the most advanced of all the Indian tribes in Chris- 
tianity and civilization. He was married on the same evening 
that he was publicly set apart for this work, and with his young 
wife, he arrived at the scene of his future labors on the 24th of 
June, 1843. 

Soon after his arrival he took charge of the National High 
School, which he retained through his missionary life, a period of 
eighteen years. To this he added biblical instruction of the native 
preachers, and preaching on the Sabbath. His entire work he 
prosecuted with enthusiasm and success, until the beginning of 
the War of the Rebellion, in 1861, which broke up the mission for 
years. Owing to his known anti-slavery sentiments, the *' border 
ruffians " had a plot to assassinate him, but this plot was divulged 
to him by a friendly Indian, and on the ist of July, 1861, he made 
a timely escape to Kansas, where he purchased a farm and placed 
his family upon it. But soon after he was settled as pastor of the 
Baptist Church in Lawrence, Kan. He was in Lawrence during 
the Quantrell raid, on the 21st of Aug., 1863, on which occasion 
four hundred and fifty raiders, after having first cut off all means 

304 Upham Genealogy. 

of escape from the city, shot down nearly two hundred citizens, 
and burned most of the buildings, a number of persons being con- 
sumed in the flames. It was said that Mr. Upham's unusual cool- 
ness, courage and personal management succeeded in diverting 
the raiders from their purpose to burn his dwelling, and shoot 
him, though one shot was fired at him. His house was left like 
an island in an ocean of flame. 

His church was burned, and his congregation killed, ruined or 
scattered, but he continued to struggle with and for them for more 
than a year longer, after which he returned to Massachusetts. He 
was there settled successively as pastor at Ayer Junction, West 
Townsend and Framingham. In Sept., 1876, he resigned his four 
years pastorate at Framingham, owing to an affection of the heart. 
He died at Coffeyville, Kan., while on a visit to his eldest son. 
May 27, 1877. On the morning of his death he was about to 
preach, but suddenly ceased to breathe. His remains are buried 
with those of his wife at Coffeyville. 

His brother James said of him: ''He proved himself as effi- 
cient a pastor in New England, as he had been a missionary among 
the Cherokees- He was a man of excellent mind, devoted to his 
work, a genial companion and a most intelligent, ready and inter- 
esting conversationalist. Of all the children, he physically most 
resembled his father. His wife was a woman of rare worth, 
They had: 

441 I Willard Stow, b. April 13, 1845, in Taquoee, Cherokee 

Nation ; m. Emma A. Morgan. They lived in Cof- 
II Eliza Maria, b Oct. 2, 1847, at Baptist Mission, 
Cherokee Nation; m. July 2, 1874, James McEwen 
Drake, b. in Rye, N. H., Feb. 19, 1846, and now, 
1889, one of the firm of Perry, Mason & Co., Bos- 
ton, Mass. They had: 

A Stella Maria Drake, b. May 14, 1875, ^^ Vv^es- 

terly, R. I. 
B Henry Newhall Drake, b. Dec. 28, 1877, in 

Hartford, Conn.; d. Jan. 10, 1878. 
C Durant Drake, b. Dec. 18, 1878, in Hartford. 
The following reference to Mrs. Drake is from a 
Newton, Mass., paper: 
" We learn with pleasure that Mrs. Maria Upham Drake, 
one of our most brilliant and effective speakers, has 
consented to her nomination as a member of the 
executive committee of the Newton Indian Associa- 

Upham Genealogy. 305 

tion, which was made at the last annual meeting. 
Mrs. Drake was born among the Cherokees, in In- 
dian Territory, her father, Rev. W. P. Upham, hav- 
ing resided there for eighteen years as missionary. 
When she was thirteen years of age she was sent to 
New England to be educated. As her childhood's 
memories must be full of the voices of the sons of 
the forest, we trust that now she will lend the influ- 
ence of her logical mind and silver-tongued words 
to the cause. Mrs. Drake understands the 'art of 
putting things; * she has, by inheritance and acquisi- 
tion, a moral and intellectual acumen, which has 
enabled her to grasp the question of the hour. Great 
success has attended the intellectual course of lec- 
tures to women, which she first gave for the Boston 
Young Women's Christian Association early in the 
winter ; this has been repeated in Medford, West 
Medford, Charlestown, Maiden, Everett, Chelsea, 
and next week it will be commenced in East Som- 
erville, and early in May in Lynn. The tickets 
have been sold at Jjji.oo for the course, and the so- 
cieties have added scores of dollars to their treas- 
uries. In a private letter from a lady in Maiden to 
a friend in Charlestown, the writer says: 'I cannot 
overestimate the value of these lectures. I felt that 
the first lecture fully paid for the price of the course. 
The enthusiasm of Mrs. Drake makes the ladies 
realize the importance of these subjects, as they could 
not from reading them.' The subjects of these lec- 
tures are, ' Heredity,' ' Physical Culture,' ' Moral 
Culture,' ' Spiritual Cailture,' ' Social Purity.' Mrs. 
Drake has long been favorably known through her 
poems and stories, and her eloquent and intelligent 
advocacy of temperance. Now we may trust that she 
will join in the work for the Indian here in Newton, 
where such work is as old as the days of Eliott and 
Waban, and where it is said a white man and an Indian 
never lifted a deadly weapon against each other." 

III George Wright, b. Nov. 20, 1849, at Baptist Mission; 

d. Nov. 16, 1864, in Saugus, Mass. 

IV Henry Martin, b. March 7, 1852, at Baptist Mission; 

m. Eva Blake Palmer, of Chelsea, Mass., b. Dec. 
17, 1852. They adopted Mabel, b. April 7, 1875. 

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V Edward Bright, b. July i, 1854, at Baptist Mission; d. 

in Lawrence. Kan., March i, 1863. 
VI Mary Ellen, b. May 5, 1857, at Baptist Mission; m. 
Sept. 1 6, 1879, her cousin, Artemas Boutelle Upham. 
VII Charles, b. Feb., 1859, at Baptist Mission; d. in Law- 
rence, Kan., Sept. 30, 1861. 

285. Hervey* Upham (Joshua', Jesse^ Timothy*, Phineas*, 
Phineas^, Phineas^, John^), of Boerne, Texas, b. in Salem, Mass., 
Dec. 10, 1S20; m. 1843, Elizabeth Warren, of Boston, b. in Lynn- 
field, ]Mass., June 24, 1843, d. in Boston, June 16, 185S; m. (2) 
July 28, 1868, Mrs. Sarah E. Farrar, dau. of Col. Cyrus Frost, 
of Marlboro, N. H. Hervey Upham went to Cherokee Nation 
with his brother, Rev. Willard Peele, but returned to Massachu- 
setts some years later, and was deacon of the Carey Avenue Bap- 
tist Church, at Chelsea. In 1889 he was living at Boerne, Texas. 
He had by wife Elizabeth: 

I Hervey Stanley, b. May 13, 1847, at Baptist Mission, 
Cherokee Nation ; m. Sarah Kingman, of Chelsea. 
II Henry Warren, b. Sept. 7, 1849, at Baptist Mission; 
m. Sept. 7, t88o, Elizabeth Plunkett, b. in Dorches- 
ter, Mass. They had Henry Warren, b. July 23, 
1 88 1, in Chelsea. 

III Lizzie Warren, b. Oct. 23, 1844, in Cherokee Nation; 

m. Jan. 6, 1870, Henry S. Newhall, b. in Hanover, 
Vt., April 22, 1847. He d. in Boston, Jan. 29, 1877. 
She d. in Chelsea, Sept. 15, 1891. They had: 

A Ella Adelia Newhall, b. April 5, 1871. 

B Henry V/hiting Newhall, b. May 14, 1875. 

IV Hattie Warren, b. May 5, 1853, in Boston; m. June 

10, 1875, Albert W. Locke, b. in Belmont, Mass., 
Dec. 20, 1852. They had: 

A Ethel Upham Locke, b. Dec. 23, 1S76, in 

Chicago, 111. 
B Hervey Upham Locke, b. June, 2, 1882, in 
He had by wife Sarah: 

V Mabel Frost, b. April 23, 1869, in Chelsea. 
VI Burt Frost, b. Jan. 6, 1872, in Chelsea. 

VII Ida Frost, b. March 31, 1874, in Chelsea. 

286. Thomas CogSwelP Upham (Nathanier, Timothy*, 
Timothy'', Phineas"*, Phineas^ Phineas'^ John'), of Bowdoin Col- 

Upham Genealogy. 307 

lege, Me., b. Jan. 30, 1799, in Deerfield, N. H.; m. Phebe Lord, 
of Kennebunkport, Me., who survived his death, and for some years 
lived in New York city. He was graduated at Dartmouth Col- 
lege, N. H., 1818, and in 1821, at Andover Theological Seminary. 
He was first ordained and settled as pastor of the Congrega- 
tional church at Rochester, N. H., remaining there during the 
years 1823 and 1824. The degree of D. D. was conferred on him. 
He was professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy, and instructor 
m Hebrew, at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me, from 1825 to 
1867. His published works are numerous, and also deeply spirit- 
ual and suggestive. He also translated from German. The fol- 
lowing is a list of his works: Translation of Dr. Jahn's " Biblical 
Archseology ; " author of: Ratio Diciplinas, 1829; Elements of 
Mental Philosophy, 1831; Treatise on the Will, 1834; Manual of 
Peace, 1836; Outlines of Imperfect and Disordered Mental Ac- 
tion, 1840; Principles of the Interior or Hidden Life, 1848; 
American Cottage Life (poems), 1850; Treatise on Divine Union, 
1S51; Religious Maxims, 1854; Life, and Religious Opinions of 
Madame Guyon, 1847 ; Letters from Europe, Egypt and Pales- 
tine, 1855; The Life of Faith, 1856; Life of Catherine Adorna, 
1856; Prize essay on a Congress of Nations, etc., etc. 

He died April 2, 1872. They had no children, but adopted 
two, who took the name of Upham. One of these was: 

George Barnard; m. Sarah Boynton Richardson. He 
settled at Yonkers, N. Y., and lived there many 
years, where he had an extensive practice of medi- 
cine. He d. at Yonkers, Aug. 9, 1889. The fol- 
lowing obituary notice was published in the Yonkers 
Statesman on the day of his death : 

'■' To-day it is our sad duty to chronicle the death 
of the senior physician of this city, Dr. George B. 
Upham, of 108 Warburcon avenue, died this morn- 
ing, about 3 o'clock, of heart failure, in the 66th 
year of his age. He was the fourth physician, in 
point of settlement, to practice his profession in 
Yonkers. His predecessors were the brothers, Drs. 
Amos W. and Horatio S. Gates, and Dr. Levi W. 
Flagg, all deceased. For a short time Dr. Upham 
was associated with the elder Dr. Gates, but he soon 
began an independent practice. 

" Dr. Upham was born in New York city, March 
29, 1824. His boyhood was passed in Brunswick, 
Me. He received his education under the super- 

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vision of Prof. T. C. Upham, of Bowdoin College. 
After the usual preparatory course, he matriculated, 
and graduated in 1846. He then entered the medi- 
cal department of Dartmouth College, having begun 
at Bowdoin the study of medicine, and was under 
the teaching of the famous professor, E. R. Peaslee, 
who was demonstrator of anatomy in Dartmouth. 

" Dr. Upham returned to New York city in 1848, 
and continued the study of medicine and surgery 
under the celebrated Dr. Valentine Mott. Then he 
completed his studies at the Bowdoin Medical Col- 
lege, graduating in 1850. He married Miss Sarah 
B. Richardson, of Bath, Me., in that year, and 
began the practice of his profession at Brunswick, 
where he continued nearly three years. In June, 
1833, he came to Yonkers and resided for a year at 
323 Warburton avenue. Then he removed to 108 
on the same avenue, which beautiful place has been 
the family residence ever since. 

"During the War of the Rebellion Dr. Upham 
Avas a member of the Board of Enrollment for the 
Ninth Congressional District, embracing West- 
chester, Putnam and Rockland counties, and was 
an examining surgeon for drafted men. The Board 
was stationed at Tarrytown for three years, and he 
was on duty there daily during the whole period. 
When the war was over, he was further appointed 
by the government an examining surgeon for pen- 
sioners, in which capacity he served for six years. 

" Dr. Upham was also for many years on the 
Medical Board of St. John's Riverside Hospital. 
He was Republican in politics. As a physician he 
stood with the foremost, both as to professional skill 
and as to fidelity in his work. He was widely and 
favorably known — his extensive range of study, 
under eminent professors and professional men, 
giving him a reputation well supported by his learn- 
ing, ability and courtesy. 

"As a man he was a thorough gentleman — kind, 
tender, pleasant. To the suffering he was a com- 
forter, always imparting courage and hope to the 
sick. He was connected with the famous Delta- 
Kappa-Epsilon Society. 

Upham Genealogy. 309 

" It can hardly be said that his demise was unex- 
pected. He had not been well for many months, 
but occasionally he felt strong and in good spirits. 
On Wednesday of last week he was seen about the 
city ; he looked well, and acted as if in good health. 
Thursday he was stricken with the disease that had 
troubled him, and after lingering for seven days he 
passed from earth. A widow, two daughters and a 
son survive him. 

" The funeral services over the remains of Dr. 
Upham were held at the residence on Warburton 
avenue, on Sunday afternoon. Rev. W. W. Rand 
officiated. After reading appropriate passages of 
the Bible, a hymn was sung, which was followed by 
a brief discourse from the text in Samuel I, xx:3, 
where David says to Jonathan: 'There is but a 
step between me and death.' After singing an- 
other hymn, Rev. J. Hendrik de Vries offered 

" There were a large number of friends present, 
who were permitted to take a last look at the de- 
ceased through the glass as he lay in a black cloth 
casket. The remains were interred in the family 
plot in St, John's Cemetery." 
Dr. George Barnard Upham and wife had: 

A William Richardson, b. April 15, 1852, in 
Brunswick, Me. He was graduated at Yale Col- 
lege, 1874, and afterward at Bellevue Medical 
College, N. Y.; then went to ■ Paris and con- 
tinued his medical studies. He returned to 
New York, and was for a time head surgeon 
at Bellevue Hospital. In 1879 he was prac- 
ticing medicine at Yonkers. 
B George Leland, b. 1855. He was graduated at 

Yale College, 1875, and d. 1882. 
C Francis Lord, b. i860. 
D John Barnard, b. 1863. 
E Mary King, b. i866. 
The adopted daughter of Prof. Thomas C. Upham 
and wife was Sophronia Baker Heard, b. Aug., 1830. 
She took the name of Susan Elizabeth Upham, and 
married Mr. De Long, of Nunda, N. Y., by whom 
she was left a widow with no children. 

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287. Hon. Nathaniel Gookin'' Upham (Nathanier, Tim- 
othy^, ^'imothy^ Phineas'*, Phineas^, Phineas^, John^), of Concord, 
N. H., b. Jan. 8, 1801, in Deerfield, N. H. ; m. Betsey W. Lord, 
dau. of Nathaniel, of Kennebiinkport, Me., who d. in Concord, 
Aug. 17, 1833, 36. 23 years; m. (2) Sept. 9, 1834, Eliza W. Burn- 
ham, dau. of Rev. Abraham Burnham, D. D., pastor of the Con- 
gregational Church at Pembroke, N. H., for more than 40 years, 
— and who survived his death. She was b. Feb. 21, 1813, and d- 
April 14, 1882. Nathaniel G. Upham was graduated at Dartmouth 
College, 1820, and immediately began the study of law in the office 
of Hon. David Barker, Jr., of Rochester, N. H. Having com- 
pleted his studies, he was admitted to the bar, and began the 
practice of his profession in Bristol, N. H., remaining there until 
1829, when he removed to Concord. He continued in the prac- 
tice of law at Concord until 1833, when he was appointed one of 
the associate justices of the Superior Court of New Hampshire, 
at the age of 32. He continued in the latter position for 10 years, 
until 1843, when he resigned his seat on the bench, and became 
superintendent of the Concord railroad; and of which road he 
was later made president. It has been said that the success of 
this railroad may be justly ascribed in no small degree to his wis- 
dom and energy. He held the office till 1866, when his connec- 
tion with the road ceased. In July, 1853, while still connected 
with the Concord railroad. Judge Upham was appointed as one of 
a commission to act upon various claims which had from time to 
time, for nearly forty years, been made by the citizens of the 
United States upon the government of Great Britain, and by the 
subjects of Great Britain upon the government of the United 
States. These difficulties had for some time been the cause of 
unpleasant feelings between the two countries. One commissioner 
was to be appointed by each government, and the two were to name 
a third person to act as umpire in cases where the commissioners 
might differ in opinion. Judge Upham was appointed on the 
part of the United States, and Henry Hornby, Esq., on the part 
of Great Britain. Their decision was to be regarded as final, and 
in accordance with it, all the claims between the two countries 
were to be adjusted. 

A writer in a leading journal, in speaking of the selection of 
Judge Upham for this duty, at the time said: " The numerous 
friends of Judge Upham will be gratified with the high mark of 
distinction conferred upon him. The office to which he is ap- 
pointed is one of scarcely less importance than that of a minister 
to a first-class power. Its duties require talent of no ordinary 

Upham Genealogy. 31 i 

character for their correct and proper discharge. Judge Upham 
possesses all the requisites for an efficient discharge of the duties 
which this appointment devolves upon him, and will faithfully 
represent the interests of his countrymen in all the conflicting 
claims which may come up between the two governments, and 
their citizens and subjects. In addition to practical good sense 
and correct business habits, he is a sound lawyer and a scholar of 
superior endowments." 

The commission met in London, in September, 1853. Within 
the allotted time they had acted on all the claims that were pre- 
sented, amounting in the aggregate to many millions of dollars, 
and pronounced upon each a deliberate and final judgment. In 
accordance with the decisions thus rendered, the claims were paid 
by the respective governments, and the irritation which had been 
growing satisfactorily settled. 

Mr. Buchanan, then minister to England, in a letter to the 
secretary of state, at the close of the commission, said: " It would 
scarcely be possible for any individuals to have discharged those 
duties in a more satisfactory manner. The business of the com- 
mission was conducted by Judge Upham and Gen. Thomas, in 
their several spheres of action, with much ability as well as in- 
defatigable industry and perseverance; and the result of their 
labors has proved to be quite as favorable to our country as could 
have been reasonably anticipated. The action of this commission 
will be a great relief to the two governments. All the claims of the 
citizens and subjects of each on the government of the other, 
which have been accumulating since the date of the treaty of 
Ghent, Dec. 24, 18 14, and had given rise to so much diplomatic 
correspondence, have happily now been decided, and can no longer 
become subjects of discussion.^' 

The success of this commission probably led to the selection of 
Judge Upham for another service of a similar nature. In 1862, in 
a commission appointed by the United States and New Grenada 
for the settlement of claims between the two countries, he was 
chosen as umpire. At the time of his death his name was promi- 
nent for the office of arbiter in a mixed commission between the 
United States and Mexico. He was a strong advocate of friendly 
arbitration as a means of settling international difficulties, and 
thought that much could be accomplished in this way to avoid 
the evils of war. 

In politics Judge Upham belonged to the school of Jefferson; 
but he was never active as a politician, and in but a few instances 
did he hold any political office in the State. He was a member of 

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the convention called in 1850, to amend the Constitution of New 
Hampshire. In 1865 and 1866 he was a member of the State 
Legislature, in which he was a strong advocate for the proposed 
amendments of the national Constitution. 

When the War of the Rebellion came he at once took an open 
and decided stand on the side of the government, and for the 
Union. His addresses delivered on public occasions, his letters 
and essays published in leading newspapers and in pamphlet form, 
and distributed through the country, were said to have exerted 
a great influence in the cause of the Union. His address on 
" Rebellion, Slavery and Peace," delivered in Concord, was after- 
ward published by the Loyal League Publishing Society, in New 
York, and had a wide circulation in all the loyal States. He ex- 
pressed his opinion in regard to the continued existence of slavery 
in the following words: " There can be no reasonable assurance 
of a permanent peace while slavery exists." He held that, "if 
any one should doubt whether slavery was necessarily the death 
of the Union, still if he believed its existence would seriously en- 
danger and imperil it, that danger should insure its overthrow." 

During the war he addressed a letter to Hon. Oilman Marston, 
then in Congress from New Hampshire, entitled " The Present 
Crisis," in which he discussed the principles involved in the con- 
troversy between the North and the South. This was received 
with great favor by all friends of the Union, and was published in 
full in many of the leading loyal papers. 

Judge Upham was one of the original members of the Concord 
Society of Natural History. He became a member of the New 
Hampshire Llistorical Society in 1833, and continued his member- 
ship until his death, being three years president of the society. In 
1862, Dartmouth College conferred upon him the honorary degree 
of Doctor of Laws. In 1837 he became a member of the Congre- 
gational church, and continued his church membership through 
life. He was especially interested for many years in the efforts 
which were made toward African colonization, and at the time of 
his death was president of the New Hampshire Colonization So- 

He died at Concord, Saturday, December 11, 1869, ^e. 6S. His 
memoir, from which the foregoing has been mainly taken, was 
written by Prof. Daniel J, Noyes, D. D., of Dartmouth College, 
and read at the annual meeting of the New Hampshire Historical 
Society, June 14, 187 1. It was afterward published in a volume 
of fifty-eight pages, giving a full and complete account of his life, 
his work and his character. 

Upham Genealogy. 313 

Nathaniel G. Upham and wife Betsey had. 

I Elizabeth Lord, b. Aug. 18, 1830; m. Hon. Joseph B. 
Walker, of Concord, N. H., May i, 1850. They 
had : 

A Charles Rumford Walker, b. Feb. 13, 1852; 
grad. Yale College, 1874, and at Harvard 
Med. School, 1877, M. D.; living at Concord, 
N. H., 1889; m. Frances, dau. of William 
Sheafe, of Boston, Jan. 18, 1888. They had: 
Sheafe Walker, b. Nov. 16, 1888. 
B Susan Berbeen Walker, b. June 27, 1853; m. 
Nov. 14, 1882, Charles M. Gilbert; living at 
Savannah, Ga., 1889. They had: Elizabeth 
AValker Gilbert, b. Nov. 11, 1884; Harvey 
John Gilbert, b. Feb. 26, 1887; Mary Bell 
Gilbert, b. Oct. 2, 1888. 
C Nathaniel Upham Walker, b. Jan. 14, 1855; 
grad. Yale College, 1877; admitted to Mass. 
bar 1881; living in Boston, 1889; m. Helen 
F., dau. of John W. Dunklee, of Boston, 
June 6, 1888.' 
D Mary Bell Walker, b. Sept. 15, 1856; d. Feb. 

2, 1867. 
E Eliza Lord Walker, b Jan. 4, 1863; living at 

Concord, 1889. 
F Joseph Timothy Walker, b. Dec. 12, 1865; 
living at Savannah, Ga., 1889. 
442 H Nathaniel Lord, b. April 28, 1833; grad. Dartmouth 

College, and of Andover Theological Seminary; was 
in the army as chaplain during the War of the Re- 
bellion; m. Annie H. Janeway; he was living in 
Philadelphia, 1889, a Presbyterian minister. 
He had by wife Eliza: 

HI Francis Abraham, b. Sept. 17, 1837; d. in Altoona, 

Pa., April 3, 1867. 
IV Mary White, b. April 19, 1843; d. Sept. 10, 1844. 

288. Joseph Badger' Upham (Nathaniel^ Timothy^ Tim- 
othy^, Phineas^, Phineas% Phineas", John'), of Portsmouth, N. H., b. 
Dec. IT, 1808, in Rochester, N. H.; m. May 8, 1833, at Dover, N. 
H., Sarah Chase Currier, dau. of Jacob Morell Currier. He d. at 
Porstmouth, Tuesday, March 12, 1889. His wife survived his 


314 Upham Genealogy. 

He went from Rochester to Portsmouth when a young man, 
and engaged in the wholesale grocery business with his uncle, 
Col. Timothy Upham. At the conclusion of their partnership he 
took an extended tour through the West, but returned to Ports- 
mouth, where he again engaged in the same business, continuing 
in it many years. He was appointed collector of the port of 
Portsmouth, by President Lincoln, April ry, 1861, which position 
he continued to fill until July 23, 1870; and after that time was 
not engaged in any active business pursuit. 

One who knew him well, in writing of him after his death, said: 
'• His health and strength gradually failed as he approached his 
eightieth year, and on the 12th of March, 1889, he passed away, 
having been confined to his bed but a few days. He was a man 
of great kindness of heart and gentleness of manner. He was a 
devoted husband and father, an upright and consistent Christian 
gentleman, and a public-spirited citizen, ready at all times to do 
what he could for the benefit of the community in which he lived. 
He was honored and beloved by all who knew him, and most by 
those who knew him best." They had : 

I Sarah Amanda, b. Sept. 12, 1834, at Portsmouth; d. 
there, April 9, 1839. 
H Joseph Badger, b. at Portsmouth, Dec. 25, 1840. He 
received his preparatory education at Phillips Acad- 
emy, and was graduated at Bowdoin College, in 1861. 
After a brief period spent in the study of law, he en- 
tered the U. S. navy as third asst. engineer, Nov. 
17, 1862. He was first placed on duty at St. Louis, 
Mo., as an assistant to Chief. Eng. Shock, having 
charge of the work being done there by Mr. Eads; 
next in connection with a monitor building at the 
Portsmouth navy yard. In 1864 he joined the 
''Chicopee," at New York, proceeding thence to 
Albemarle sound, where the vessel was employed on 
the " inside blockade " during the remainder of the 
war, taking part in the first attack on Plymouth, 
after the sinking of the ram "Albemarle," and other 
duty in connection with the blockade. After the war 
he made a cruise on the " Ticonderoga," on the 
European station, returning to the United States on 
the frigate " Franklin." After some shore duty, he 
made a cruise in the double-turreted monitor " Mian- 
tonomah, which was followed by a tour of duty as 
an instructor in steam engineering at the Naval 

Upham Genealogy. 315 

Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. He then went to 
China on the flag-ship " Hartford," remaining on that 
station about one year and a half, when he was sent 
home on sick leave. In 1875 he was placed on the 
retired list of the navy on account of heart disease, 
having at that time the rank of passed assistant en- 
gineer. He never recovered his health, and died of 
heart disease and consolidation of the lungs, at 
Portsmouth, Aug. 13, 1889. He was a man singu- 
larly unpretentious in character, but with a mind 
well stored with useful knowledge, particularly on 
scientific matters, the subject of chemistry being one 
on which he was especially well versed. He was 
given to scientific speculation, and modestly ex- 
pressed many clear and original thoughts on such 
subjects that would have added interest to the lead- 
ing publications of the day. He was a member of 
the DeWitt Clinton Commandery, K. T., and of 
the Order of Cincinnati. 
The Portsmouth Times of Aug. 14, 1889, published the fol- 
lowing obituary notice on the day after his death : 


Sketch of the Life of a Well-Known Citizen. 

It has pleased Divine Providence to again enter the home of 
one of our most esteemed families and remove therefrom a well- 
beloved son and friend, one who during his life residence in Ports- 
mouth has endeared himself to us by his many good qualities of 
mind and of heart. 

In the demise of Passed Assistant Engineer Joseph B. Upham, 
U. S. N. (retired), which took place on Tuesday evening at 10 
o'clock at his late residence on Middle street, companions and 
friends are called to drop tears sacred to hallowed memories of 
the departed. Modest and unassuming as he was in demeanor, he 
was yet resolute in the right; a man of broad character, generous 
impulse and warm heart, frank and affable in speech, and genial 
and sunny in temperament; indeed, those most intimately ac- 
quainted found a filial and trusting heart and an ever obedient 
and consecrated life, one singularly gifted with elements that are 
good in human kind. Yea, it can be truly said of him that he had 
not a single enemy in the world. 

Mr. Upham entered the United States naval service from New 
Hampshire as third assistant engineer on Nov. 17, 1862; was pro- 

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moted to second assistant engineer on March 15, 1864 ; became 
first assistant engineer on Jan. i, 1868, and passed assistant en- 
gineer on Feb. 24, 1874. Soon after one of his late promotions, 
Mr. Upham was stricken with heart trouble which developed so 
rapidly that he was ordered before a medical examining board, 
the result of which placed him on the retired list as a passed as- 
sistant engineer from Dec. 27, 1875, after a total sea service of 
seven years and five months. His enforced retirement was a 
source of keen regret to him, and many a time and oft the writer 
has heard him lament the physical necessity which compelled his 
release from active official duties. 

He was a conspicuous member of the Masonic fraternity and of 
De Witt Clinton Commandery, Knights Templar, of this city, in 
which noble branch he was profoundly interested and wherein he 
had held several official positions. 

The sufferings of Passed Assistant Engineer Upham during the 
past few months were at times intense, yet he bore them with un- 
usual fortitude and with meek and humble submission to the 
higher power. He gave to God a filial and trusting heart, and re- 
ferred to death without fear. 

The heavily bereaved and universally esteemed mother, who 
within a few brief months has been called to part with her husband, 
and now her son, has the most gracious sympathy of this com- 
munity in her desolation. ^Tis some consolation in the darkest 
hour to have faith to believe that "All's well with them; " that 

" Themselves will fade, 
But not their memory. 
And memory has power 
To re-create them from the dust." 

289. Joel Worthington« Upham (Pliny^ Nathans, Isaacs 
Phineas'^, Phineas'^, Phineas', John'), of Worcester, Mass., b. Oct. 
24, 1803, in Brookfield, Mass.; m. May 4, 1831, Seraphine Howe, 
dau. of Dennis and Elizabeth (Bigelow) Howe, of Shrewsbury, 
Mass., b. Dec. 23, 1804, and d. Oct. 29, 1839. He m. (2) Nov. 
3, 1840, Lydia Wheeler, b. Nov. 3, 1807, d. Nov. 26, 1887. He 
was engaged in the manufacture of turbine water wheels, by which 
he acquired a competency. He lived in Worcester 40 years, and 
d. there Aug. 10, 1879. He had by wife Seraphine: 

I George Dennis, b. July 22, 1833; m. Feb. 16, 1866, 
Georgiana Acres, and lived in Boston. They had 
no children. He served in the navy during the war 
as follows: Appointed acting master, Sept. 3, 1861 ; 
promotedactingvolunteer lieutenant, April 13, 1864; 

Upham Genealogy. 317 

resigned, May 13, 1S65. He was ordered to the 
steamer "James Adger," Sept. 3, 186 1, to cruise in the 
English Channel, returning thence to the U. S., 
joined the South Atlantic blockading squadron, off 
Charleston, S. C, Jan. i, 1862. June i, 1862, took 
the captured steamer " Patras " to New York. July i, 
1862, ordered to the supply steamer " Connecticut." 
July 31, 1862, ordered to the frigate "Potomac/' at 
Ship Island, Miss., which vessel was ordered to 
Pensacola, Fla., Sept. i, 1862, as store and guard 
ship. May 10, 1864, detached from the " Potomac," 
and ordered to command of the " Rudolph " (No. 48, 
" Tin Clad ") stationed at Pass L'Outre of the 
Mississippi river. Aug. 8, 1864, stationed at Mobile 
bay, taking part in the bombardment of Fort Mor- 
gan and other fights in Mobile bay. Dec. i, 1864, 
ordered to flagship " Hartford," detached from the 
latter at New York, Dec. 30, 1864. Ordered to 
command of the "Donegal," at Philadelphia, Jan. 13, 
1865, joined the South Atlantic squadron Feb. 16, 
1865, as dispatch vessel and cruiser, and remained 
on that duty until the end of the war. 
453 n Henry Pratt, b. Jan. 26, 1837 ; m. Evelyn Gertrude 

Burbank. President of the First National Bank, 
St. Paul, Minn. 
He had by wife Lydia: 

in Charles Worthington, b. Sept. 9, 1842. He was in the 
15th Mass. Regiment in the War of the Rebellion, 
was taken prisoner at the battle of Ball's Bluff, and 
d. in Libby prison, Dec. 14, 1861. 
IV Emma Eliza, b. March 27, 1847. 

290. Harvey Giibert' Upham (Pliny', Nathan*, Isaacs 
Phineas^, Phineas^ Phineas'^, John^), of Worcester, Mass.,b. Nov. 
19, 1817, in Brookfield, Mass.; m. Oct. 21, 1847, Lydia B. Newell, 
b. in Richmond, Me., March 20, 1828, d. Feb. 15, 1853; m. (2) 
Dec. 8, 1863, Cornelia Drew, dau. of Thomas and Lucia (Watson) 
Drew, of Plymouth, Mass. He lived in Worcester about 40 
years, and d. there. May 17, 1887. He had by wife Lydia: 

I Frank Gilbert, b. Feb. 28, 1850; d. Mar. 26, 1852. 

By wife Cornelia: 

II Lucia Frances, b. June 13, 1866. She was a student 
at Wellesley College, 1888; B. A., 1891. 

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291. Laurens^ Upham (George^ Nathan*, Isaac^ Phineas^ 
Phineas^ Phineas^, John^), of Brookfield, Brimfield, etc, Mass., 
b. in Brookfield, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1818; m. June 22, 1847, at 
Brimfield, Catherine Prouty, She was b. May, 1828. He d. at 
Brookfield, Dec 22, 1891. The following obituary notice was pub- 
lished in the Worcester Spy of Dec. 25, 1891: 

" Laurens Upham died at his residence, corner River and Lin- 
coln streets, Brookfield, Tuesday night, at 12 o'clock, of pneu- 
monia, at the age of 73. Mr. Upham was born in Brookfield, 
and was descended from an ancient family, who for four genera- 
tions preceding him had lived in this town, and the old homestead 
in Portapaug still belongs to his estate. Receiving an education 
at Leicester Academy, he early in life chose the calling of a school 
teacher, and followed it successfully in the towns of Leicester, 
Spencer, Paxton, Brimfield, and in Barnstable county, until a 
partial loss of hearing compelled him to forego his honorable pur- 
suit. A man of firm principle, strictly temperate in his life, 
believing in his fellow men, 'he spoke no word of slander; no, 
nor listened to it.' Careful of this world's goods, he acquired a 
competency, and has left a name that commands the respect of 
the community in which he lived. The Spy was a weekly visitor 
to his household, and has been to his family since its early publi- 
cation. He was married in 1847 to Miss Catherine Prouty of 
Brimfield, who survives him. He also leaves a brother, Nathan 
Upham, the well-known school teacher, of Brooklyn, N. Y., and 
four children: Henry, who lives in Mayfield, Cal. ; Mrs. M. L. 
Miner, of Brooklyn, N. Y.; Nathan, of Waterbury, Conn., and 
George, who at present is living at home. The funeral will be 
held at the family residence, Saturday, at 2 o'clock, p. m." 

They had: 
444 I Henry Laurens, b. June 18, 1852, of Mayfield, Cal. 

n George William, b. June 23, 1857; unm., 1891. 
HI Lucy Jane, b. June 23, 1862; m. Prof. Morris Leroy 
Miner, of Lansing, Mich., Dec. 25, 1884. In 1892 
they were living at Brooklyn, N. Y. Three children 
IV Nathan Albert, b. Sept. 16, 1864; m. Carrie Doty, of 
Hartford, Conn., Sept. 18, 1888; of Waterbury, 
Conn., 1891. 

292. Nathan* Upham (George'', Nathan^ Isaacs Phineas^ 
Phineas^ Phineas', John'), of Brooklyn, N. Y., b. in Brookfield, 
Mass., Tuesday, Sept. 6, 1825; grad. Yale College, 1853; lawyer; 

Of Brookfield, Mass. 

Upham Genealogy. 319 

for many years principal in public schools of New York and 
Brooklyn; m. in New Haven, Conn., April 17, 1856, Louisa 
Sophia Bissell. They had: 

I Emma Julia, b. Oct. 2, 1859, in Brooklyn; d. Oct. 4, 

II Louisa Bissell, b. July 3, 1863, in Brooklyn; m. May 
6, 1884, Rev. Jesse W. Brooks, Congregational 
minister of Brooklyn. He grad. Rutgers College, 
1 88 1, and Union Theological Seminary, 1884. 

293. Leonard* Upham (William'', Daniel'', Isaac^, Phineas*, 
Phineas^ Phineas", John'), of Brookfield, Mass., b. there, April 
23, 1811; m. Sept. 25, 1836. Caroline R. Fay, who d. Hem. (2) 
Rachel Phipps, July 10, 1867. He d. Feb. 3, 1872. He had 
by wife Caroline: 

I Charles Leonard, b. Dec. 7, 1837. He left home 

about 1855, was last heard of as having gone to 

Pike's Peak. 
II Caroline Hannah, b. April 5, 1840; d. unm., July 25, 

Ill Susan Ann, b. Oct. 29, 1843; m. Dec. 6, 1862, Charles 

Henry Forbes. 
IV John Fay, b. Sept. 25, 1846; d. Feb. 18, 1848. 

445 V John Austin, b. July 19, 1850; m. Addie L. Lull. 

Living in East Brookfield, 1889. 

294. Amos* Upham (William'', Daniel, Isaac*, Phineas'', 
Phineas^ Phineas^, John'), of Sturbridge, Mass., b. in Brookfield, 
Mass., Jan. 31, 1814; m. Sarah Jane Buxton. He d. 1862. They 

446 I Amos, b. April 7, 1838; m. Mary J. Parker. Living 

in Worcester, 1889. 
II Warren R., b. June 6, 1843; m. Nov. 8, 1863, Ellen 
Adelia Hammond. They had an only child, George 
Warren, b. Jan. 7, 1865; d. early. 
Ill Sarah Frances, b. April 14, 1841; d. 1852. 
IV Jennie M., b. Aug. 13, 1845; m. Frank Morse. 

295. Nathaniel' Upham (Washington\ Daniel^ Isaac^ Phin- 
eas'*, Phineas^ Phineas'^ John'), b. Sept., 1832; m. March 10, 1864, 
Betsey D. Lombard; she d. March 27, 1880. They had: 

I Enos N., b. Dec. 19, 1866; m. Dec. 10, 1866, Addie 

L. Beckwith. 
II Erving, b. March 10, 1868. 
Ill Fannie, b. April 9, 1872. 

320 Upham Genealogy. 

296. Freedom Nichols^ Upham (Hiram\ Daniel^ Isaac^, 
Phineas*, Phineas'^ Phineas', John'), of Brookfield, Mass.,b. there 
Sept. 29, 1827; m. April 30, 185 1, Mary C. Morgan. He served 
in Co. K, 34th Mass. regiment, during the war of the Rebellion, 
enlisted July 31, 1862, discharged at Richmond, Va., June 16, 
1865, and was in nine general engagements ; he was in the last 
charge at Appomattox, when Lee surrendered, April 9, 1865. 
They had : 

I Louisa A., b. May 17, 1853; m. Dec. 4, 1873, Judson 

L. Carpenter, of Wethersfield, Conn. She was 

matron of the State prison. 

447 II Frederick A., b. Nov. 11, 1854, in Brookfield; m. Sarah 

Frances Hyland. Living at Eastford, Conn., 1889. 

III A daughter, b. Oct. 3, and d. Oct. 7, 1858. 

IV Robert E., b. Feb. 12, 1867; d. March 2, 1867. 

297. Henry^ Upham (Jabez'', Phineas^ Jabez'^, Phineas^, 
Phineas^ Phineas", John'), of Boston, Mass., b. Dec. 24, 1799, in \ 
North Brookfield, Mass.; m. Maria, only daughter of Gideon \ 
Snow, of Boston, in 1827, who d. March 8, 1832 ; m. (2) Rebecca j 
W. (Means) Appleton, widow of his former partner, Robert Ap- | 
pleton ; she d. June 21, 1859; m. (3) Mary L. (McCulloch) Mayer, 
widow of Henry C. Mayer, of Baltimore. Henry Upham was 
graduated at Harvard College 1819, and studied law in Worces- 
ter, but never practiced it. He, with his uncle, Phineas Upham, 
for a while and subsequently, was associated with the late George 
Searle, of Boston, in the agency of the Nashua .and other manu- 
facturing companies. In 1842 the firm became Upham, Tucker 
& Co., and afterward Upham, Appleton & Co. He retired from 
business Dec. 30, 1870. An obituary notice in a Boston paper 
said of him: " He was successful in Avhatever he undertook, ex- 
cept in 1836, when his firm failed to meet their engagements. 
Though at once released by their creditors, Mr. Upham labored 
for twenty- five years after that to make good his share of the de- 
ficiency, and he succeeded. He was a man of considerable talent, 
and of agreeable manners." He visited Europe in 1852, and 
again in 1865. He purchased his place in Brookline from Hon. 
William Appleton, in i860. He was a member of St. Paul's Epis- 
copal Church, in Boston, and afterward of St. Paul's Church in 
Brookline. He d. April 25, 1875. His remains were buried at 
Mount Auburn Cemetery, tomb 578. 

He had by wife Rebecca: 

I Henry, b. April 27, 1856, at Longwood, near Boston; 
he grad. at Harvard, 1877; d. about 1881. 

Upham Genealogy. 321 

II Susan, b. June 18, 1859, at Longwood. 
Besides his own children, he had four step-children, two the 
children of each of his last two wives, as follows: 

1 Frances Elizabeth Appleton; m. Charles C. Jackson, 

of Hereford street, Boston. 

2 Mary Aiken Appleton; m, George F. Schumann, of 

Bremen, Germany. 

3 Henry C. Mayer, a minister in New York, 1879. 

I 4 Mary A. Mayer; m. Dr. J. S. Copeley Greene, of 
Dartmouth street, Boston. 

298. George Baxter' Upham (George Baxter^ Phineas*, 
Jabez^, Phineas'*, Phineas'^, Phineas"', John'), of Newark, Ohio, b. 
June 18, 1807, in Claremont, N. H.; m. Oct. 10, 1838, Margaret 
Frances Ewing, of Hebron, Ohio, b. Jan. 17, 1818, in Putnam, 
Ohio. In his earlier life he lived in Hebron and Massillon, Ohio, 
and was in the dry-goods business, but for the last thirty-one years 
of his life he lived in Newark. He d. in Newark, May 30, 
1864, having retired from business some years before. They 
had : 

I George Baxter, b. Oct. 15, 1839, at Hebron, Ohio; he 
was educated at the Kentucky Military Institute, 
and was a first lieutenant in service during the War 
of the Rebellion; he d. Feb. 6, 1862, at Sedalia, 
Mo., of congestion of the brain; unm. 
II Charles Jarvis, b. Aug. 29, 1842, in Hebron; m. 
March 18, 1867, and was in the boot and shoe busi- 
ness; he d. Jan. 30, 1869, of consumption; they 
had: Charles Jarvis, b. Jan. 29, 1868, Avho was liv- 
ing with his mother at Columbus, Ohio, 1880. 
448 III James Edward Jarvis, b. May 3, 1846, in Hebron; m. 
Bella Sampson; living in Newark, 1888. 

299. Jabez Baxter* Upham (George Baxter^ Phineas*, 
Jabez% Phineas'*, Phineas^ Phineas'^ John'), of New York, N. Y., 
b. in Claremont, N. H., May 13, 1820; m. Oct. 31, 1848, Cathe- 
rine Choate, dau. of Hon. Joseph Bell, a lawyer of Haverhill, 
N. H. She d. in New York, Jan. 11, 1889. He was prepared 
for college at Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, N. H.; graduated 
at Dartmouth College, N. H., 1842, and at Harvard Medical 
School in Boston, 1846; continued the study of medicine in Lon- 
don, Dublin and Paris. He began the practice of medicine in 
Boston in 1847; was assistant physician at the hospitals in South 
Boston; and at Deer Island, in Boston harbor. During the War 


32 2 Upham Genealogy. 

of the Rebellion he was surgeon in charge of Stanley General Hos- 
pital, 1 8th Army Corps, at Newbern, N. C, 1862 and 1863. After 
the war he was physician to the city hospital at Boston, from 1865 
to 1869, inclusive; and afterward consulting physician and sur- 
geon at the same hospital, from 1870 to 1876. Author of "Typhus 
Fever in Great Britain; Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis; Accous- 
tics, as applied to Architecture," and of divers reports upon pub- 
lic school education, and of " Music, as a Part of Public School 
Teaching," etc. In 1889 he was living in New York, vice-presi- 
dent of the Silver Springs, Osceola and Gulf railroad; offices 56 
Wall and 59 Pine streets. They had: 
I Helen. 
II Bessie, died. 

III Madeline Marshall. 

IV Katherine Bell. 

V Mary Duncan. 
VI Fannie, died. 

VII Robert Baxter, asst. treas. Hastings Pavement Co., 

1890, office 140 Pearl street. New York. 
VIII Richard Dana, grad. at Harvard, 1890. 
IX Rosamond. 

300. James Phineas* Upham (George Baxter^ Phineas*, 
Jabez^, Phineas'', Phineas^, PhineasS John'), of Claremont, N. H., 
b. there, Oct. 7, 1827; grad. Dartmouth College, 1850; m. Nov. 
5, 1851, at South Berwick, Me., Elizabeth Walker (dau. of Capt. 
Samuel Rice, formerly of Portsmouth, N. H.. and his wife, Ruth 
Foster Brewster), b. Dec. 24, 1831; d. April 11, 1876, at Clare- 
mont. He has always lived in Claremont, where he has a fine es- 
tate near the Connecticut river; proprietor of machine shops and 
foundry at Claremont; in 1869 organized the Sullivan Machine 
Company, and has since been president of that company. They 

449 I James Duncan, b. Nov. 7, 1853; m. Katherine Deane; 

living at Brandon, Vt., 1890. 

450 II George Baxter, b. April 9, 1855 ; m, Cornelia Alice 

Preston; living in Boston, 1890. 
HI Ruth Brewster, b. Feb. 24, 1858; living at Claremont, 

IV Samuel Rice, b. Oct. 9, 1861; living at Providence, 

R. I., 1890; practicing medicine. 

V Elizabeth, b. Sept. i, 1868; living at Claremont, 


Upham Genealogy. 323 

301. Edward Buckminster* Upham (George Baxter', 
Phineas', Jabez^ Phineas', Phineas', Phineas", John^), of Mas- 
sillon, O.; b. in Claremont, N. H., Dec. 26, 1829; m. Margaret 
Hursthall, of Massillon. They had: 

I George Baxter. 
II William Hursthall; d. 1878. 
Ill Fannie. 

302. George Phineas' Upham (Phineas', Phineas', Jabez^ 
Phineas^ Phineas^ Phineas'"', John'), of Boston, Mass., b. there, 
Jan. I, 1826; m. Oct. 15, 1856, Sarah, the dau. of Hon. Peleg 
Sprague; she was b. in Hallowell, Me., and was living in 1889. 
Her father was b. in Duxbury, Mass., and practiced law in Hal- 
lowell in earlier life; he was representative in Congress from 
Maine, and afterward he was U. S. senator from that State. Later 
he was appointed judge of the United States District Court, and 
resided in Boston. His wife was Sarah Deming. 

George P. Upham was graduated at Harvard College in the 
class of 1845, and at once entered the counting-room of the firm 
of Upham, Appleton & Co., Boston, commission merchants, and 
agents for the management and sale of the goods of several large 
cotton manufacturing establishments located at Nashua, N. H., 
Lowell and Lancaster, Mass., and other parts of New England. 
The partners in the firm were Mr. Henry Upham (cousin of 
George P. Upham, and who appears elsewhere in this book), Mr. 
Robert Appleton, and Mr. William W. Tucker. About one year 
later Mr. George P. Upham became also a partner in the firm. 
Upon the death of Mr. Appleton, in 185 1, the firm name was 
changed to that of Upham, Tucker & Co. Mr. George P. Upham 
ceased to be a partner in this firm in 1856, withdrawing for the 
purpose of devoting himself entirely to the management of the 
extensive financial interests of his father, then quite an old man. 
After retiring from the firm, Mr. Upham retained a desk in the 
counting-room, and continued to retain the same in 1889. He 
has never held any political, municipal, or State office, but has 
filled his share of directorships, trusteeships, executorships, etc., 
and has always been recognized as one of the prominent business 
men of Boston. His residence is on Beacon street. 

After the death of Mr. Henry Upham in 1875, and that of Mr. 
William W. Tucker in 1885, the name of the above firm was 
again changed to that of Dana, Tucker & Co., the present Mr. 
Tucker being the son of the late William W. Tucker. At the 
formation of the new firm in May, 1886, Mr. George P. Upham, 
Jr., whose name appears below, also became a member of the 

324 Upham Genealogy. 

firm. This house is one of the few that has passed successfully 
through the various commercial crises of the past forty years. 
George P. Upham and wife Sarah had: 

I George Phineas, Jr., b. Nov. 29, 1859, in Boston. He 
was graduated at Harvard University, in the class 
of 1 88 1, and in 1886 became a member of the firm 
of Dana, Tucker & Co., Boston. He d., unm., 
Sunday, Sept. 6, 1891, after an illness of several 
years. His funeral took place on Thursday, Sept. 
10, at Emanuel Church, Boston, the remains being 
taken to Mount Auburn for interment. The follow- 
ing obituary notice was published in the Boston 
Daily Advertiser: 

"The death of this promising young man is not 
only a grief to his friends but also a matter of regret 
for the community in which he lived. He was of 
the best type of the young men who, born in inde- 
pendent circumstances, without the necessity of 
exertion, choose to take their share of the burdens 
of the world and to qualify themselves to worthily 
carry forward those labors which the present gen- 
eration must soon relinquish. He did not allovv 
himself to be tempted to idleness, but was a faith- 
ful student when in college and afterward a seeker 
of employment. He finally received an important 
business position, and while every thing looked bright 
before him, with an opportunity to show his abilities 
and high qualities, he was attacked by a fatal 
disease. He was especially high-minded and re- 
fined, and endeared by his amiable disposition to all 
who knew him. He was faithful, loyal, conscien- 
tious and sincere. Such a character can ill be 
spared, and it will long be followed by affectionate 
remembrance and esteem." 
II Charlotte, b. March 6, 1864, in Boston; m. Nov. 17, 
1 888, at Emanuel Church, Boston, Walter Cabot 
Baylies, of Taunton, Mass. He was graduated at 
Harvard College, 1884, and at once entered the office 
of the freight department of the Erie R. R. in New 
York. In the spring of 1889 he was appointed assist- 
ant general freight agent of that corporation. 

Note. — Mr. George P. Upham says that his father and his grandfather 
were accustomed to write their names " Phinehas." 

Upham Genealogy. 325 

303. Edward^ Upham (John Murray'', Joshua^ Jabez^, 
Phil-leas'*, Phil-leas'^, Phineas'\ John'), of Loborough, County Fron- 
tenac, Canada, b. July 5, 1820, in County Lennox, Ontario, 
Canada; m. Sept. 3, 1847, at Watertown, N. Y., Phebe McGuin- 
ness, b. in Jefferson Co., N. Y., Sept. 6, 1829. He was a magis- 
trate, and in 1879 had a hotel in Loborough. They had: 

I Clinton E., b. April 15, 1850, in Sydenham, Ontario, 
Canada; m. in Chicago, Dec. 14, 1874, Caroline L. 
Buel, of Salem, O. He served one year with the 
provincial troops in Canada, during Indian difficul- 
ties, and in 1880 was living in Chicago, in the employ 
of the Michigan Central R. R. Had no children. 
II William John, b. about Feb., 1854. Living in Syden- 
ham, 1879. 
Ill Rachael Ann, b. Dec. 25, 1858. 

304. John Murray^ Upham, Jr. (John M.^ Joshua^ Jabez^, 
Phineas^ Phineas^ Phineas", John'), of Kingston, Ontario Co., 
Canada, b. Dec. 9, 1829, near Odessa, Ontario, Canada; m. 1856, 
Jane Sweitzer, b. 1837, and living at Amphior, Ontario, Canada, 
1879. He was a woolen manufacturer, and d. May 21, 1873. 
They had: 

I John Lorenzo, b. in County Frontenac, Canada, and 

engaged in business at iVmphior, Canada, 1879. 
II Josephine, ae. 17 in 1879. 
Ill Delia, ae. 15 in 1879. 

305. WiUiam Phineas^ Upham (Charles \Y.\ Joshuas Ja- 
bez^ Phineas-*, Phineas^ Phineas", John'), of Newtonville, Mass., 
b. Jan. 19, 1836, in Salem, Mass.; m. Dec. i, 1880, Cynthia B. 
Nourse, of Salem. He was graduated at Harvard, 1S56; a lawyer, 
living at Newtonville, 1889. They had: 

I Mary Wendell, b. Oct. 2, 1881. 
II Elizabeth, b. Sept. 25, 1886. 

306. Oliver Wendell Holmes* Upham (Charles W.\ 
Joshua«, Jabez', PhineasS Phineas^, Phineas^, John'), of Salem, 
Mass., b. there, March 8, 1843; m. Nov. 18, 1880, Caroline Ely 
Wilson, of New York. Mrs. Caroline E. Upham is the author of 
"Salem Witchcraft in Outline," published at Salem in 1889, a 
work which has attracted considerable attention. He was at one 
time a member of the Massachusetts Legislature. Living at 
Salem, 1889. They had: 

I Dorothy Quincy, b. Dec. 31, 1881. 
II Charles Wentworth, b. Jan. 16, 1883. 

326 Upham Genealogy. 

307. Thomas^ Cutler (James', Jabez®, Jabez*, Phineas^ Phin- 
eas^ Phineas*, John'), of Woodstock, N. B., and Boston, Mass., 
b. Aug. 23, 1810, in Woodstock, N. B. ; m. in Woodstock, Aug. 
7, 1836, Elizabeth Hay, b. March 23, 1813. He was early engaged 
in lumbering in New Brunswick, was marshal of Woodstock from 
1858 to 1864, also deputy sheriff of Carleton Co., during the same 
period. In 1879 he was living in Boston, in the employ of the 
Old Colony R. R. Co. They had: 

I Robert Hay, b. Oct. 25, 1847, in Woodstock. 
H Mary Chandler, b. Dec. 25, 1849, in Woodstock. 

308. James Richard^ Upham (James^, Jabezs, Jabez^, Phin- 
eas'*, Phineas^, Phineas^, John'), of Oakville, Ont., Can., b. Oct. 
6, 1811, in Woodstock, N. B.; m. Dec. 25, 1837, Cornelia Ger- 
trude, dau. of Judge B. C. Beardsley. In 1879 he was in the in- 
surance business at Oakville. They had: 

I Helen Augusta, b. Jan. 9, 1839. 
II Charles Morris, b. Sept. 23, 1840. 
Ill George Homer, b. March 18, 1849. 

309. Williams Upham (James^ Jabez«, Jabez^, Phineas*, 
Phineas*, Phineas-, John^), of Woodstock, N. B., b, there, Dec. 
25, 1 8 15; m. Frances C. Smith. He was a farmer. They had: 

I Charles I., b. Jan. 15, 1850, in Woodstock. 
II Frank E., b. Feb. 12, 1854, in Woodstock. In 1879 
he was living in Glendale, Beaver Head Co., Mont. 
HI George W., b. Feb. 28, 1862, in Woodstock. 

310. George Bliss^ Upham (James^, Jabez^, Jabez^, Phineas*, 
Phineas*, Phineas'-, John'), of Elk River, Minn., b. Sept. 3, 1817, 
in Woodstock, N. B.; m. Celia Spurr, Oct. 23, 1848. He was 
sheriff of Sherburne Co., Minn., and living at Elk River, 1888. 
They had: 

I Thompson Morris, b. July 29, 1849; m. Ella Nickerson, 
of Elk River, Jan. i, 1883. 
II James Edward Spurr, b. Dec, 30, 1850; m. Louisa 
Williams, of Minneapolis, Minn., April 21, 1879. 
,-^ HI Alice Tupper, b. March 9, 1852; m. Sept. i, 1874, 
Rev. George H. Davis, of St. Cloud, Minn. 
IV Anna Robinson, b. April 11, 1854; d. June 4, 1855. 
V Sarah Louise, b. March 30, 1856; d. Dec. 9, 1858. 
VI Mary Lizzie, b. June 7, 1858; m. Jan. 16, 1887, Dr. 

Charles Q. Scoboria, of Osakis, Minn. 
VII George Bliss, b. Dec. 14, i860. 

Upham Genealogy. 327 

VIII Celia Scovell, b, March 4, 1863; m. Jan. i, 1884, Prof. 
W. F. F. Selleck, of Elk River. 
IX Charles Chandler, b. Sept. 19, 1865. 
X Bertha Alma, b. Jan, i, 1868. 
XI Louisa Robertson, b. April 21, 1870. 

311. James Wellington^ Upham (Joshua^ Jabez^ Jabez^ 
Phineas'*, Phineas'^ Phineas', John'), of Upham, Kings Co., N. 
B., b. there April 8, 1S14; m. Jan. 16, 1838, by Rev. A. 
Wood, Priscilla J. Dykeman, b. Oct. 9, 1818. He lived on the 
old homestead at Upham; and died there, Feb. 5, 1885, 

One of the members of this family, in writing of its history, 
says: '' The cause we do not know, but we have always felt there 
was a duty to perform in keeping the name of Upham unsullied; 
this feeling exists more strongly perhaps in ours than in most of 
the old loyalist families in New Brunswick, with whom we have 
been associated, though wealth or social distinction are not claimed. 
Some of our ancestors seem to have established the motto which 
has come down to us: 

" * If it is not in all mortals to command success. 
We will do more; deserve it.' " 

James W. Upham and wife, Priscilla, had (all born in Upham): 
I Phebe, b. Nov. 26, 1838; d. Jan. 18, 1839. 
II Charlotte A., b. Dec. 12, 1839; m. Oct. 31, i860, An- 
drew Sherwood, of Upham. 

III Gilbert D., b. Oct. 30, 1841; m. Jan. 15, 1866, Martha 

Fowler. He was a farmer. 

IV Mary B., b. Dec. 7, 1843; d. Feb. 6, 1844. 

V Sarah A., b. Dec, 22, 1844; m. John Titus, of Ham- 
mond, Kings Co., Jan. i, 1866. 
VI Charles W. J., b. Oct. 3, 1847; m. Leretta Morrison, of 
Sussex, Kings Co. He was one of the firm of Mc- 
Causland, Upham & Co., leather manufacturers, 
Frederickton, N. B., in 1875. 

451 VII William H., b. Dec 21, 1849; m. Elgeria Lyon. Liv- 

ing in Humboldt Co., Iowa, 1889. 
VIII James A., b. April 6, 1852; d. May 15, 1852. 

IX Louisa M. A., b. Nov. 16, 1856; m. David Kilpatrick, 
Oct. 12, 1886. 

452 X Albert Hart, b. Feb. 4, 1859; m. Ada L. Snyder, who 

d.; m. (2) Anna M. Frost. Living at Upham, 1889. 
XI George Fred., b. Sept. 20, 1862. Living at Vancouver, 
B. C, 1889. 
_XII Jannie, b.^Aug. 14, 1865. 

328 Upham Genealogy. 

312. Jabez Edward* Upham (Joshua^ Jabez^ Jabez^, Phin- 
eas"*, Phineas", Phineas^ John'), of Dorchester, Westmoreland Co., 
N. B., b. Nov. 17, 1815, in Upham, Kings Co, N. B.; m. Mary 
Elizabeth Welden, at Dorchester, 1848. She d. in Dorches- 
ter, Feb. 4, 1859. He d. May 11, i86t. They had: 

I Andrew Welden, b. June 4, 1849, in Harvey, Albert 

Co., N. B. Master mariner. 
II Kathren Sophia, b. June 18, 185 1; m. William H. 
Neavis, of New York, 1876. 
HI Charles Wentworth, b. Feb. 15, 1853; m. Eliza Fow- 
ler. He d. at St. Helena, Nov., 18S7. Master 
IV Fannie Louise, b. Dec. 26, 1857, at Dorchester; m. 
Charles Harding, of St. Johns. 

313. Joshua Cutler* Upham (Joshua^ Jabez«, Jabez% Phin- \ 
eas^, Phineas^, Phineas'^, John'), of Grand Falls, Victoria Co., N. \ 
B., b. in Upham, Kings Co., N. B., Jan. 2, 1828; m. Jan. 25, 1853, \ 
at Hampton Parish, Kings Co., Sarah Elizabeth Waterbury, who y 
d. April 24, 1867; m. (2) Aug. 15, 1868, Annie Cunningham, at I 
Sussex Parish, Kings Co. In 1879 he was located about seven 
miles east of Grand Falls, on St. Johns river, where he was engaged 

in mercantile business, milling, manufacturing lumber and farming. 
He had by wife Sarah: 

I Annie Caroline, b. March 14, 1854. 
y II George Cutler, b. March 4, 1857. --.^ — - 
Z' III Sarah Susanna, b. x^ug. 20, 1858; d. 1863. 
IV William H. D., b. i860; d. 1863. 
V Walter Lee, b. Sept. i, 1862; d. 1864. 
VI Susan Ellen, b. Dec. 29, 1863. 
VII Sidney Herbert, d- 1867. 
By wife Annie: 

VIII Emma Albertie. 
IX Sarah Edith. 

X Nettie Darling. 
XI Arthur Everett. 
XII Henry Ketchum. 
XIII Maud Louise. 

314. Nathaniel Hart* Upham (Joshua^ Jabez**, Jabez', 
Phineas^ Phineas^, Phineas^, John^), of Parsborow, N. S., b. Jan. 
12, 1833, in Upham, Kings Co., N. B,; m. Janie Jordan Roberts, 
in St. John, N. B., Nov. 17, 1857, who d. Aug. 7, 1869; m. (2) 
Sept. 15, 1870, Georgiana Godwin, in Portland, St. John Co., N. B. 

Upham Genealogy. 329 

He was engaged in lumbering, etc., and lived in Portland, St. 
John Co., 1879. In 1889 he was living at Parsborow^ and was cap- 
tain of a cavalry troop, composed of farmers, being called out for 
instruction by the government each year, the troop belonging to 
the 8th Princess Louise Huzzars. He had by wife Janie: 
I Cecelia Anna, b. Sept. 12, 1858. 
II William Jordan, b. Sept. 15, i860. 

III Frances Caroline, b. Dec. 25, 1862. 

IV Nathaniel Hart, b. Feb. 18, 1864; d. 1865. 

V Janie Jordan, b. July, 1869, d. 187 1. 
By wife Georgiana: 

VI John Aubry, b. July 15, 187 1. 
VII Bessie Gordon, b. July 10, 1874. 
VIII George McKeene, b. Sept. 9, 1879; d. young. 

315. Edward Richardson* Upham (Edward E."', James', 
Jabez', Phineas'', Phineas^ Phineas", John'), of New York, N. Y., 
b. Oct. 29, 1839, ii"^ Montgomery, Vt.; m. Georgianna Small, Feb. 
19, 1870. He is of the firm of Richardson & Upham, stove deal- 
ers, 129 Broad street. New York. They had: 

I Paul Richardson, b. Dec. 22, 1870; d. June 16, 187 1. 
II Julia Richardson, b. May 2, 1872. 
HI Annie Hanford, b. Jan. 20, 1874. 

316. John' Upham (Amos', Amos', Amos', Phineas"*, Phineas^ 
Phineas', John'), of Maiden, Mass., b. there, Nov. 4, 1807; m. 
Elizabeth Vining, Sept. 15, 1834. He was a shoe manufacturer. 
The Wyman Record says of him: '' Said to have been the only Up- 
ham voter remaining at Maiden from 1853 to 1869. His ancestor, 
John Upham, was the only voter in Maiden of the same name 200 
years before." They had : 

I Elizabeth, b. 1835 ; m. Charles Whittemore, 1859. 
II Otis, b. 1836 ; m. Mary A. Johnson, 1859. 

III Mary Jane, b. 1838 ; m. John Pickering, 1859. 

IV John L., b. 1839. 

V Webster, b. 1844. 
VI Sarah, b. 1846. 

VII Lydia, b. 1849. 
VIII Matilda, b. 1850. 
IX Ellen A., b. 1852. 
X George O., b. 1855. 
(One account says there was also Hiram in this family.) 

33^ Upham Genealogy. 

317. Frederick^ Upham (Samuel S.', Amos^ Amos^ Phineas^ 
Phineas^, Phineas'^ John'), of Fairhaven, Mass., b. Oct. 4, ijgg, 
in that part of Maiden which has since become Melrose, Mass.; 
m. Deborah Bourne, b. Oct. 24, 1797, a lineal descendant of the 
Rev. Richard Bourne, of Sandwich, Mass., one of the most cele- 
brated of the Puritan clergy. Frederick Upham left his native 
town at the age of 20, became a Methodist clergyman and D. D., 
all his ministry being in New England. On his 89th birthday, 
Oct. 4, 1 888, he preached a sermon, having been at that time 68 
years in the ministry. He led a very active life, and at one time 
declined what was probably an opportunity of entering Congress, 
for the reason that he considered politics inconsistent with his 
profession as a minister. Besides preaching at Fairhaven for many 
years, he had also preached at Dorchester, Providence, and other 

The Boston Journal of Oct. 5, 1889, contained the following 
notice of Dr. Upham: 

The Nestor of the M. E. Church, Celebrates His Ninetieth 

" The nestor of the New England Southern Conference of the 
Methodist denomination, the Rev. Dr. Frederick Upham, of Fair- 
haven, celebrated his 90th birthday yesterday, after a service of 
nearly 70 years in the ministry, 63 consecutive years having been 
in effective relations with this conference. The venerable clergy- 
man received his first appointment in 182 1, which was to the 
pastorate of Scituate. Subsequently he served successively in 
Sandwich, Martha's Vineyard, Falmouth, New Bedford, Newport 
and almost all the stations in the Southern New England Con- 
ference. Dr. Upham is a native of Melrose, ]\Iass. For 11 
years, from 1837 to 1847, he was presiding elder. He has been a 
member of four General Conferences — 1832, 1840, 1844, 1872 — 
and was honored with the degree of D. D. in 1855 jjy what is now 
De Pauw University. At the General Conference of 1832, which 
was held in Philadelphia, he met Bishop McKendree, who was 
elected to the Episcopate in 1808, and was the second bishop 
after Asbury. So far as can be learned there is now but one other 
living member of that General Conference. He was granted super- 
annuated relations in 1883, because of impaired health. His gen- 
eral health now, however, is very good, and his mind bright and 
active. He is the father of Prof. Samuel F. Upham of the Drew 
Theological Seminary at Madison, N.J. The venerable clergy- 

Upham Genealogy. 331 

man has not wholly relinquished ministerial duties, and frequently 
displays his old-time vigor in prayer and preaching. Yesterday 
he received the felicitations of numerous friends at his Fairhaven 

He d. March 20, 1891, as shown by the following obituary 
notice : 


Boston, March 20 (Special).— The Rev. Frederick Upham, 
probably the oldest Methodist clergyman in America, died at his 
home in Fairhaven this morning. He was born in Melrose, Mass., 
on Oct. 4, 1799. At the age of 21 he began to preach in the 
Scituate Circuit as junior preacher. That circuit included all the 
towns from Plymouth to Dorchester, and he traveled over it once 
each month. He was stationed in New Bedford in 1825, 1853, 1854, 
1871 and 1872. He was also stationed at different times at Sand- 
wich, Bristol, Provincetown, Fall River, Newport, Providence, 
Taunton and Fairhaven. From 1837 to 1847 he was presiding 
elder. He was a member of the General Conferences held in 
1832, 1840, 1844 and 1872. In 1865 he received the degree of 
D. D. from the institution now called De Pauw University. He 
retired from active work in 1883 because of physical infirmity. He 
leaves a son — the Rev. Dr. S. F. Upham, professor of practical 
theology in Drew Theological Seminary — and two grandsons — 
the Rev. Frederick Upham, Jr., of the New England Conference, 
and the Rev. Frank Upham, of the New York East Conference. 
The public funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church, 
Fairhaven, on Monday, March 23, at i o'clock. Among the 
prominent clergymen expected to be present are the Rev. Dr. S. 
M. Buckley, of New York; the Rev. Dr. Ela, of Boston; the Rev. 
Walter Ela, presiding elder of the New Bedford district, and the 
Rev. Dr. Talbot, of Ptovidence." 

They had : 
453 I Samuel Foster, b. May 19, 1834, in Duxbury, Mass.; 

m. Lucy Graves Smith. He grad. at Weslyan Uni- 
versity, was a Methodist clergyman, and D. D,, 
prof, at Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, N. 
J., 1888. 

318. Freeman' Upham (Samuel S.\ Amos^ Amos', Phineas*, 
Phineas^ Phineas", John'), of Melrose, Mass., b. Dec. 7, 181 1, in 
that part of Maiden which has since become a part of Melrose ; 
m. Abaline Sprague, b. March, 18 12, in North Maiden, she d. 

^^2 Upham Genealogy. 

Sept. 20, 1870; m. (2) Sarah J. Brown, of New Bedford, b. Jan. 
4, 1840, He was in the boot and shoe business. He had by wife 

454 I Osgood Wright, b. May 2, 1835, in Melrose; m. Annie 

Pamelia Dyer. Living in Keene, N. H., 1889. 
n Abby Jane, b. 1836 ; d. Aug. 10, 1844. 

III Eveline, b. 1837 ; d. Aug. 28, 1844. 

IV Charles Freeman, b. 1840; d. Oct. 9, 1871, unm. 

V Frank Edwin, b. 1847; ^'^' 1870, Clara Hudson, of Mel- 
rose. They had Walter, b. 1872. 
VI Alice Janette, b. 1854 ; d. infant. 
By wife Sarah: 

VII Janette L., b. 1874. 
VIII Gertrude S., b. 1877. 

319. Eri* Upham (Asa\ Amos^ Amos\ Phineas'', Phineas^ 
Phineas', John^), of Melrose, Mass., b. there, Sept. 7, 1813; m. 
Dec. 28, 1841, Hannah Elmira Harris, of Saugus. They had: 

I Elmira Octavia, b. March 30, 1843; m. James L. Fer- 

nald, of Melrose, Jan. 13, 1865. 
II Charles Eri, b. Dec. 27, 1844, d. Jan. i, 1845. 

455 III Thomas Norris, b. Jan. 30, 1846; m. Vasti Woodis, of 

Wakefield, and lived in Melrose. 
IV Sarah A. Velutia, b. Sept. 16, 1847 ; m. George Henry 
Loring, of Melrose, Nov. 2, 1870. 

456 V Asa Eugene, b. Sept. 6, 1849; m. Sarah W. Tileston, 

and lived in Melrose. 

457 VI Arthur L., b. June r8, 1853; m. Marietta Rowe, and 

lived in Melrose. 
VII Julia L., b. April 20, 1856. 

VIII Susan L., b. Dec. 27, 1864; m. Charles E. Furneaux, 
of Melrose, Nov. 9, 1882. 

320. Orne^ Upham (Asa', Amos^, Amos', Phineas^ Phineas^ 
Phineas^ John'), of Melrose, Mass., Upham street, b. Sept. 25, 
1820; m. Dec. 28, 1853, Mary E. Norris, dau. of Henry A. Nor- 
ris, formerly of Monmouth, Me. (Henry A. Norris died at 
the residence of his son-in-law, at the age of 85, and had lived 
in Melrose about forty years. He was for many years one of its 
most influential citizens, and aided greatly in its development, at 
one time owning a great deal of real estate ; a section of the town 
at the Highlands is called Norrisville, on account of the many im- 
provements he made there. He was always prominent in public 
matters and held several offices at Melrose. He was interested in 

Upham Genealogy. 333 

the enlistment of the soldiers from Melrose for the war of the 
Rebellion, and served on the citizens^ committee for that purpose. 
He was one of the earliest members of the Wyoming Lodge, F. 
and A. M., and also a member of the Waverly Royal Arch Chap- 
ter. At his death, besides Mrs. Upham, he left four married 
daughters. Orne Upham is living in the " old Upham house," 
which was the home of the third Phineas, and has continued in 
this particular branch of the family until the present day. A de- 
scription of the house, by Mary Elizabeth Upham, daughter of 
Orne, with a photogravure of the same, is shown in the earlier 
pages of this book.) Orne Upham and wife, Mary E. Norris, had : 
I Henry Chandler, b. Oct. 17, 1854 ; d. Nov. 6, i860. 

458 H Walter Sumner, b. July 14, 1856 ; m. H. Emma Ful- 

ler, and lived in San Francisco, Cal. 
in Helen Louise, b. Jan, 24, 1858; d. Oct. 13, i860. 
IV Mary Elizabeth, b. Sept. 27, 1861. 

V Esther Norris, b. Jan. 27, 1867. 
VI Eliza Temple, b. June 7, 1873. 

321. Benjamin R.' Upham (Asa', Amos^ Amos', Phineas^ 
Phineas^, Phineas'^ John'), of Melrose, Mass., b. April 5, 1823; 
m. June 17, 1849, Rachel E. Farnsworth, dau. of William, of Mel- 
rose. They had : 

459 I William Henry Winthrop, b. Nov. 30, 1850 ; m. Jo- 

sephine E. Sturges, and lived in Melrose. 
II Frank Richardson, b. Dec. 18, 1852 ; m. Feb. 12, 1874, 
Florence Vialle, dau. of David, of Boston. No 
children in 1890. 

III Emma Louise, b. June 26, 1855; m. April 4, 1877, 

James Rendall, of Monkleigh, Eng. 

IV Annie Mary, b. Jan. 30, 1858; d. in infancy. 

V Caroline Farnesworth, b. Sept. 18, 1865 ; d. May 4, 


322. Phineas^ Upham (Phineas', Phineas^ Amos', Phineas*, 
Phineas^, Phineas', John'), of Amherst, N. H., b. Oct. 13, 1795 ; 
m. Mary Crosby, March 24, 1834; she d. June 6, 1838; m. (2) 
Feb. 9, 1850, Mrs. Sally (Crosby) Elliott, sister to his first wife. 
She d. March 25, 1880. He d. April 16, 1863. They had : 

460 I Phineas C, b. Feb. 2, 1835; m. Nellie Stevens. 

323. Isaac* Upham (Phineas', Phineas^, Amos', Phineas*, 
Phineas^, Phineas", John'), of Amherst, N. H., b. Feb. 19, 1802, 
at Amherst; m. Martha J. Carter, July 5, 1834. They lived on 

334 Upham Genealogy. 

the original homestead, at Amherst. He d. April 17, 1869. They 

I Martha J., b. July 8, 1835; m. Francis Shaw, April 

26, 1853. She d. April 25, 1854. 
II Henry J., b. May 7, 1837; m. Myra E. Upton, May 
15, i860, b. Oct. 8, 1837. They were living in Man- 
chester, N. H., 1888. They had William H., b. 
Feb. 18, 1861. 

324. Amos* Upham (Amos', Phineas*, Amos^ Phineas^ 
Phineas^ Phineas', John'), of Lowell, Mass., b. in Amherst, N. H., 
Nov. 16, 1799; m. (by Rev. Mr. Moore, of Greenfield, N. H.) 
1826, Fanny Clark, b. Oct. 28, 1804, d. May 30, 1841; m. (2) 
Jan. 17, 1848, Sarah F. Moulton, of Lowell, b. July 27, 1813. He 
d. at Lowell, Feb. 11, 1869. He had by wife, Fanny: 

I Cornelia Caroline, b. Dec. 29, 1827 ; d. Oct. 22, 
II George Gardner, b. Nov. 14, 1829. 

III Charles Aiken, b. Oct. 30, 1831. 

IV Frederick Leighton, b. Sept. 2, 1833; d. Oct. 5, 

V Martha Jane, b. Jan. 26, 1835 ; d. Nov. 25, 1837. 
VI Mary Ellen, b. May 16, 1837; d. Nov. 18, 1861. 
VII Henry Harrison, b. May 4, 1841; d. July 30, 1841. 

325. Ezra Abbott^ Upham (Ezra', Ezra^, Amos^ Phineas*, 
Phineas^, Phineas", John'), of Chelmsford, Mass.,b. Oct. 18, 1813; 
m. Alvira Morse, b. in Vermont, about 18 16. They had: 

I Almira Ann, b. 1837 ; m. J. A. Chamberlin. Lived 
at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

II Harriet Ann, b. 1838 ; m Pierce, of St. Paul, 

HI Ezra A., b. 1841; m. Lucy C. Upham, of Lowell. 
They had Rose M., b. 1869. 

IV Edward E., b. 1843; ^* ^^7^y Rose Stover, of Arling- 

ton, Mass.; m. (2) Lois A. Thing, of Shapleigh, 
Me. They had Lois Alice, b. 1878, at Arlington. 

V Franklin M., b. 1846; m. Mary A. Lawrence, of Ar- 

lington. In 1879 he was living in Minneapolis, 
Minn. (F. M. Upham & Co., No. 11 First street.) 
They had: Louisa Addie, b. 1874; Mary Lawrence, 
b. 1875. 

VI Laura J., b. 1848; m. Phineas Bond, of Chelmsford. 
VII Jennie E., b. 1851. Lived in Arlington. 

Upham Genealogy. 335 

326. Clement^ Upham (Ezra', Ezra*, Amos', Phineas^ Phin- 
eas^, Phineas', John^), of Chelmsford, Mass., b. Jan. 20, 1816 ; 
m. Almira W. Berry, May, 1842. They had: 

I Malintha Lazelle, b. June 28, 1844; m. Frank F. 

Abbott, Nov. 29, 1866. They had: 

A William Filmore Abbott, b. Feb. 27, 1870. 
B Royal Clement Abbott, b. Sept. 26, 1872. 
C Anna Almira Abbott, b. Aug. 7, 1877 ; d. 
Aug., 1877, in Lowell. 
II Luther Clement, b. Nov. 8, 1848; m. Ella M. Putney, 
Sept. 5, 1872. They had George Willoughby, b. 
Feb. I, 1874, in Chelmsford. 

III George Howard, b. July 5, 1853; d. April 16, 1861. 

IV Julia Etta, b. April 25, 1856; m. Fred. G, McGregor, 

Jan. 14, 1877. They had Edward Lorenzo Mc- 
Gregor, b. June 18, 1878, d. ae. 4 days; and a child 
b. Nov. 7, 1879, in Lowell. 
V Clara Matilda, b. July 15, i860. 

327. Jacob Burnap' Upham (Jacob', Jacob^ Jacob', Phin- 
eas*, Phineas^, Phineas'^ John'), of Amherst, N. H., b. there, 
Jan. 4, 1824; m. Mary E. Chapin, Aug. 31, 1871, b. May 12, 
1835, d. Nov. II, 1874; m. (2) Sarah F. Converse, Nov. 4, 1875, 
b. Sept. 15, 1845. He was living on the old homestead at Am- 
herst, 1889. He had by wife Mary: 

I Mary Bertha, b. Aug. 15, 1872. 

II Earnest Jacob, b. July 17, 1874; d. Aug. 15, 1875. 
Ill Charles Jacob, b. Aug. 16, 1876. 

328. John Henry- Upham (Jacob', Jacob', Jacob', Phineas', 
Phineas', Phineas^ John'), of Amherst, N. H., b. there, Nov. 21, 
1835; m. Catherine E. Colburn, of Merrimack, N. H., April 22, 
1862. He was a farmer, living at Amherst, 18S9. They had (all 
b. at Amherst): 

I Charles Henry, b. March 27, 1863. 

II George Foster, b. Sept. 21, 1865. 

III Osgood Fifield, b. July 29, 1869. 

329. George Williams* Upham (Jacob', Jacob*, Jacob', 
Phineas^ Phineas^, Phineas', John'), of Nashua, N. H., b. April 
23, 1842, in Amherst, N. H. ; m. Sarah A. Buss, of Temple, N. 
H., May 2, 1867, b. Oct. 6, 1844, d. April 12, 1883. He was a 
farmer at Amherst, and for the last ten years of his life in mer- 

S3^ Upham Genealogy. 

cantile business at Nashua. He d. of consumption at Nashua, 
Feb. 12, 1883. They had: 

I Edmund Warren, b. March 18, 1868. 
II Herbert George, b. Feb. 4, 1874. 

330. Darwin BisselP Upham (Dr. Edward', Leonard^ Rev. 
Edward^, James^ Phineas^, Phineas', John'), of Jefferson and 
FrankHn Cos., N. Y., b. Feb. 20, 1813, in Plattsburg, N. Y.; 
m. Aug. 4, 1833, at Rodman, N. Y., Lucina Parsons, b. Sept. 21, 
181 1, in Somers, Conn., d. at Chicago, 111., Nov. 11, 1879. He 
d. at Milwaukee, Wis., April 21, 1863. They had: 

461 I Edward Wallace, b. May 30, 1834; m. Mary Jane 

Whitney, and lived at Waukegan, 111. 

462 II Charles Duane, b. Aug. 13, 1836; m. Mary Dillon, and 

lived at Colfax, Iowa. 

463 III James Smith, b. Sept. 24, 1838; m. Mrs. Lavina(Mat- 

terson) Pratt, and lived at Girard, Kans. 
IV Alzada, b. Feb. 22, 1841; m. Sept. 5, 1857, Edward 

Earned Lamb, of Chicago. 
V Franklin Benjamin, b. Feb. 20, 1843. 

331. Edward' Upham (Dr. Edward', Leonard^ Rev. Ed- 
ward^ James\ Phineas", Phineas', John'), of Marshall, Mich., 
b. Sept. 2, 18 1 8; m. at Chateaugay, N. Y., April 2, 1842, Harriet 
Ketchum. They had: 

I Lucy, b. 1842. 
II Cornelia, b. 1844. 
Ill Lila, b. 1846. 

464 IV Wilbur, b. Jan. 3, 1847; ^^' Kate D, Shaw, and lived 

in Marshall. 

465 V Charles, b. Aug. 16, 1849; i^^- Mary Depul, and 

lived in Marshall. 

332. William^ Upham (David', Jonathan^ Jonathan^ Jon- 
athan*, Phineas^ Phineas*, John'), of Nantucket, Mass., b. there, 
Oct. 2, 1808; m. Margaret Gardner Folger, Oct. 3, 1831, b. Feb. 
16, 181 1. He was captain of the ship Gazelle, and in 1852 
sailed for the South Pacific Ocean, having with him his wife and 
son. He died of consumption, while on this voyage, at Marquesas 
Islands, March 12, 1855. They had: 

I Delia Maria, b. Sept. 29, 1835, at Nantucket. Living 

in Boston, 1879. 
II William Folger, b. Oct. 26, 1839, at Nantucket; d. 
April 14, 1850. 

Upham Genealogy. 337 

III Henry Macy, b. March 23, 1844, at Nantucket; m. 

in Boston, Feb. 24, 1870, Grace LeBaron, dau. of 
John G. and Jane E. Locke. He went on a voyage 
to the South Pacific Ocean, in 1852, during which 
his father died, as above, and he returned with his 
mother to Nantucket, June 27, 1855. At school 
until Oct., 1859, then went to Claremont, N. H., 
where he was apprenticed in the book and stationery 
business, and continued three years. May, 1864, 
went to Boston. Oct., 1864, entered the U. S. Navy, 
as mate; served on the Savannah^ Suwan?iee, Mas- 
sachusetts, Meriditay Muscoota and Clematis, being 
most of the time in the Gulf Squadron. Honorably 
discharged Aug. 31, 1866, "with thanks of the De- 
partment." Was employed as a clerk in the book- 
store of E. P. Dalton & Co., afterward A. Williams 
& Co., Boston, until Feb., 1873, when he became a 
partner in the firm, which later became the firm of 
Cupples, Upham & Co. Later he became one of 
the firm of Damrell & Upham, "Old Corner 
Book-store," corner of School and Washington 

333. John* Upham (John', Jonathan^ Jonathan^ Jonathan^ 
Phineas^ Phineas^ John'), of Silver City, Idaho, b. Sept. 24, 1813, 

in London, Eng. ; m. 1832, , at Nantes, in France; 

m. (2) 1846, Harriet Ann Bachelder, in Gardner, Me. He was 
living at Grass Valley, Cal., at one time. They had: 

I Thomas, d. young. 
II David. He was married and lived at New Sharon, Me., 

1879, — "o children. 
HI Delia Ann. She was living at New Sharon, 1879; her 
dau. m. Aaron Tallman, of Industry, Me., 1853, who 
d. 1868, and she m. (2) 1873, V/illiam Coglan, and 
was living at Industry, 1879. 

IV A child, of second wife, d. in Maine, in infancy. 

334. Horace Sprague' Upham (John', Daniel*, Nathaniel', 
Nathaniel*, Nathaniel^, Phineas-, John'), of Exeter, Me., b. April 
25, 1801; m. Sept. 26, 1828, Deborah Jacobs, of Royalston, Mass., 
b. March 10, 1803, d. Oct. 15, 1847. He d. Oct. 11, 1841. 
They had: 

466 I Joseph B., b. April 11, 1832; m. Priscilla Hyde. Lived 

in Bath, N. Y. 

338 Upham Genealogy. 

335- John Milton^ Upham (John', Daniel*, Nathaniel^ 
Nathaniel^ Nathaniel", Phineas^ John'), of South Royalston, 
Mass., b. Oct. 9, 1803; m. April 19, 1826, Matilda Blood, b. 
March 22, 1808. He d. March 12, 1886. They had: 

I Martha Caroline, b. Jan. 17, 1827; m. L. C. Lyman, 

Nov. 26, 1846. 
II Mary Matilda, b. Nov. 28, 1828; m. C. H. Day, 1848. 

III Olive Almeda, b. April 6, 1831; m. L. F. Buffum, 

Aug. 24, 185 1. She d. April 25, 1857. 

IV Charles Milton, b. June 21, 1834. He was captain of 

Co. A, 58th Mass. Vols., and was killed at the bat- 
tle of Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864. 
V Lorenzo Maynard, b. Jan. 24, 1838. He was twice 
married, and had Mary M. and Lena. Lived in 
Hinsdale, N. H. 
VI Daniel Webster, b. Oct. 21, 1839; d. Oct. 31, 1859. 

336. Joseph Emerson^ Upham (John\ DanieP, NathanieP, 
Nathaniel^ Nathaniel^ Phineas', John'), of Templeton and Athol, 
Mass., b. Dec. 9, 1815; m. May i, 1844, Susan P. Newton, b. 
Aug. 22, 1822. He d. July 22, 1875. They had: 

I Alice A., b, Feb. 13, 1846; m. Sept. 11, 1S66, The- 
ophilus P. Perley, of West Gardner, Mass. They 
had Carrie Frances, b. July 20, 1869. 

II Henry Lauriston, b. Feb. 25, 1848; grad. Harvard 
Dental School, 1886, D. M. D. (doctor dental 
medicine); instructor in Harvard Dental School. 
Living in Boston, unm., in 1891. 

HI Frances E., b. March 27, 1854; m. Elzey T. Osgood, 
Dec. 25, 1880, of Del Rio, Texas. 

IV Susan Maria, b. Aug. 16, 1859; m. Leon F. Chamecin, 
April, 1883. 

V Mabel G., b. Oct. 24, 1866; d. Oct. 25, 1867. 

337. Daniel Winthrop' Upham { John^ Daniel^ Nathaniel, 
Nathaniel'*, Nathaniel^ Phineas^, John'), b. Dec. 22, 1817; m. 
Aug. 19, 1840, Mehitabel E. Clark, of Royalston, Mass. He d. 
July II, 1851. They had: 

I Susan Baker, b. Sept. 10, 1844; m. Sept. 12, 187 1, 

Charles Watson Bowker, of Worcester, Mass. 
II Elmira Jane, b. March 2, 1849. 

338. Samuel Baker^ Upham (John'', DanieP, NathanieP, 
Nathaniel"*, Nathaniel^ Phineas^ John'), of Watertown, N. ¥., b. 
Sept. 28, 1819, in Templeton, Mass.; m. June 24, 1847, Mary 

Upham Genealogy. 339 

Allen Sawyer, b. Nov. 8, 1824, in Schoharie, N. Y. His father 
died when he was 7 years old, and at the age of 10 he went to 
Watertown to live with his aunt Rebecca, the wife of Job Sawyer; 
lived on the farm until 18 years old, after which was clerk in a 
store 5 years. From 1843 to 1854 was partner in a mercantile 
house. In 1856 was elected cashier of a bank at Watertown, 
since the Third National Bank, in which position he continued 
until his death. Samuel Baker Upham died at Watertown, May 
10, 1892. The following obituary notice was published in the 
Watertown Times of May 1 1 : 


" Between the hours of 10 and 11 o'clock last night, at the fam- 
ily residence. No. 23 Clinton street, Samuel B. Upham, the much- 
respected citizen and well-known banker, passed quietly away at 
the age of 72 years. He had been in poor health for a long time, 
and since October last has been afflicted with illness that grad- 
ually grew worse until the end. Death has not been unexpected 
for several weeks past. Its cause was kidney trouble. 

" Samuel B. Upham was a native of New England, but a resi- 
dent for much the greater part of his life in this county. He was 
born at Templeton, Mass., Sept. 28, 1819, his father being John 
Upham, of Templeton. His mother's maiden name was Susan 
Baker. His father died when he had attained his eighth year, and 
in 1828, a year later, he came to Watertown Center to reside with 
his uncle, Job Sawyer, a farmer. There he lived until his eighteenth 
year, when he removed to Rodman and accepted a position as 
clerk in the general store of Moffatt & Hanford, v/hich he held 
until he came to Watertown. In 1844 he left Rodman and en- 
gaged in the dry goods business with Mr. O. C. Utley, in the store 
now occupied by F. R. Lamon, this city, and he remained there 
until 1854, when failing health obliged him to retire. In 1857 he 
was appointed cashier of the National Union Bank, which place of 
trust he held at the time of his death. 

'* The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church many 
years. He was at one time a director of the C, W. & S. H. R. R. Co., 
and at the time of his death he occupied the position of vice- 
president of the Jefferson County Savings Bank, of which institu- 
tion for many years he has been a trustee. Though a strong 
believer in the principles of the Republican party, Mr. Upham 
never accepted nor sought public office. He was an able finan- 
cier, a trustworthy, confidence-inspiring cashier, and his death is 
a loss to the community and to the banking institution with which 

340 Upham Genealogy. 

he was connected, as well as a grievous affliction and a loss which 
nothing can replace to a devoted wife and family. 

"Mr. Upham, in June, 1847, married Miss Mary Allen Lawyer, 
of Schoharie. From the union there were seven children, all but 
one of whom survive him. They are : Addison L., Charles O. 
and Samuel A. Upham, Mrs. John Sterling, and Misses Annie R. 
and Lizzie A. Upham, all of this city. 

"The funeral will occur Friday, at 4 p. m., from the family 
residence. The interment will take place at Brookside." 
They had: 

I Addison Sawyer, b. April 25, 1849; ^' June 25, 1885, 

Elizabeth S. Swift. Living in Watertown, 1889. 
II Charles O., b. May 30, 185 1. 

III Mary Goodyear, b. Sept. 14, 1852; m. Jan. 17, 1889, 

John Sterling. 

IV Anna R., b. Jan. 14, 1857. 
V Lizzie Allen, b. Jan. i, 1859. 

VI Samuel Allen, b. March 9, 1867. 

339. Joshua Nelson^ Upham (John', Daniel*, NathanieP, 
Nathaniel'*, Nathaniel^, Phineas'^, John'), of Templeton and Hud- 
son, Mass., b. Aug. 5, 1822; m. Dec. 17, 1846, Nancy Chace 
Clark, b. May 14, 1823. They had: 

I S. Jennie, b. Sept. 16, 1854 ; m. Nov. 3, 1881, Charles 
E. Slocomb, Jr. 
II Cynthia Augusta, b. May 7, 1858; m. Aug. 23, 1880, 
William H. Greenwood. 

340. George Baylies* Upham (DanieP, DanieP, Nathaniel*, 
Nathaniel^, Nathaniel, Phineas^, John'), of Leicester, Mass., and 
Nicolaus, Cal., b. 1810; m. Oct. 12, 1875, Annie C. Phillips, of 
Saratoga, N. Y. He d. Nov. 22, 1881. She d. in 1883. 

He was in mercantile business at Nicolaus, from about 1850 to 
1863, where he also held the office of justice of the peace, and 
was known as Judge Upham. He was highly respected and 
esteemed by the community where he lived in California. After 
leaving California he returned to his old home in Leicester, and 
lived in the old brick house which had been his father's. He 
had literary and antiquarian tastes, and was fond of old things ; 
the old brass plate with his father's name was retained on the door 
of the house at Leicester. They had: 

I Lena Phillips, b. June, 1877. 

341. Jefferson Holland' Upham (Willard\ Nathaniel^ Na- 
thaniel*, Nathaniel^ Nathaniel', Phineas', John'), of Boston, Mass., 

Upham Genealogy. 341 

b. Nov. 19, 1800; m. Nancy W. Fernald, of Bangor, Me., — pub- 
lished Jan. 10, 1825. He d. in New York, of yellow fever, Aug., 
1856. They had: 

I Elizabeth Ann. 

II Sarah. 

Ill Stephen. 

VI Hepsey. 

342. Willard' Upham (Willard^ Nathaniel*, NathanieP, 
Nathaniel*, Nathaniel^ Phineas', John*), of Fitzwilliam, N. H., 
b. Jan. 29, 1806; m. Aug. 15, 1840, Sophronia Sherman, of Lynn, 
Mass., b. Aug. 25, 1809; d. Feb. 13, 1886. He d. June 23, i86r. 
They had : 

I Lucretia Ann, b. March 19, 1841; m. Oct. 20, 1864, 
at Keene, N. H., Silas L. Heywood. She d. June 
13, 1865. 

467 II Otis King, b. Sept. 17, 1843; m. Ellen Howe, and 

lived in Berlin, Mass. 

468 III Alden Choate, b. April 17, 1847; m. Cyrenia John- 

son, and (2) Mary Armstrong. Lived in Le Roy, 
N. Y. 

469 IV Stephen Willard, b. Jan. 7, 1850 ; m. Lucia Ann 

Savage. Lived at Fitzwilliam. 

343. Benjamin Ward' Upham (Willard', Nathaniel", Na- 
thaniel^, Nathaniel'*, Nathaniel, Phineas^ John'), of Royalston, 
Mass., b. Oct. 29, 1809; m. Olive Bartlett, April 21, 1839, b. Oct. 
24, 1809 ; d. July 30, 1851 ; m. (2) Nov. 23, 1852, Phebe, dau. of 
Solomon and Phebe (Kimball) Tenney, b. Aug. 3, 1827, d. Sept. 
5, 1861 ; m. (3) Lucy N. French, Jan. 6, 1863, who was b. Jan. 
I, 1823. He was living in 1889. He had by wife Olive: 

I Rosalia M., b. April 16, 18^2; d. June 16, 1848. 
II Lucy Annette, b. Sept. 18, 1846 ; d. Aug. 20, 1862. 

470 III Elmer Benjamin, b. Jan. 12, 1850; m. Lydia Ida 

Gerry. Lived in Athol, Mass. 
By wife Phebe: 

471 IV Arthur Aquila, b. Oct. i, 1853; m. Mary F. Woods, 

professor in State Normal School, at Whitewater, 

344. John Allen' Upham (Allen', Nathaniel, NathanieP, 
Nathaniel^ NathanieP, Phineas^ John'), of Stowe, Vt., and Le 
Sauk, Minn., b. in Weston, Vt, Dec. 22, 1803 ; m. May 27, 1827, 
Mary E. Kelsey, dau. of Nathan, of Stowe, she d. at Stowe, 1831; 

342 Upham Genealogy. 

m. (2) Feb., 1832, Ursula A. Whipple, dau. of Dea. Moses, of 
Stowe. John A. Upham was justice of the peace at Le Sauk 15 
years, also chairman of the board of supervisors, town treas- 
urer, etc. He d. in St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 12, 1883. He had by- 
wife Mary: 

I John Allen, b. July 28, 1828; m. Alzira A. Luce; no 

II Mary Eunice, b. July 29, 1830; m. James Brown, of 
Clearwater, Minn. 
By wife Ursula: 
472 III Albert Tyler, b. Nov. 20, 1832, at Sheldon, Vt; m. 
Lucie M. Johnson. Lived in St. Paul, Minn. 

IV Amanda Adaline, b. March 22, 1836 ; m. Geo. W. 

Smitten, of Stearns Co., Minn. 
V Louisa A., b. Aug., 1848; d. 1852. 
VI Ellen Thedora, b. July 25, 1854; d. Nov. 26, 1873. 

345. Moses Allen' Upham (Jabez Upham — not identified, 
who married Hannah^ Upham, who descended through : Na- 
thaniel, NathanieP, NathanielS NathanieP, Phineas'^, John'), of 
Troy, N. Y., b. there, June 9, 1820 ; m. Aug. 13, 1841, Mary 
Midforth, b. in England, d. Aug. 30, 1845; m, (2) Oct. 23, 1846, 
Mary Louisa Remmy. He died in Troy, Feb. 24, 1890. At his 
death the following obituary notice was published in a Troy paper: 

"Moses A. Upham died this morning at his residence. No. 194 
First street. Mr. Upham was born in Troy in 1820, and always 
lived in the Eighth ward. He was for many years a builder and 
contractor. Mr. Upham was a member of the Athenaeum Lodge, 
I. O. O. F.; Mount Zion Lodge, F. & A. M., Apollo Chapter, 
No. 48; Bloss Council, Delta Lodge of Perfection and Apollo 
commandery. During the later years of the regiment he was 
captain of Company I, Twenty-fourth, N. Y. S. N. G. He leaves 
a wife and four daughters, and three sons. Mr. Upham was a 
good citizen, a kind neighbor, and a devoted husband and father. 
He was widely known among the older citizens. All his acquaint- 
ances will mourn the departure of an exemplary man, and will ten- 
der sympathy to the bereaved household." 

He had by two wives: 
I Susan Abigail, 
II Hannah Elizabeth. 
HI Augusta Paulina, b. Oct. 15, 1847; d. 1850. 
IV Martha Viola, b. Feb. 27, 1849. 

V Harriet Marcelena, b. Aug. 27, 1851; d. r86i. 

Upham Genealogy. 343 

VI Mary Louisa, b. May 13, 1854; d. 1861. 
VII Hiram Jabez, b. March 29, 1856. 
VIII James Francis, b. April 6, 1858 ; m. Fannie Heinzen- 
IX Moses Allen, b. June 20, i860; d. 1862. 
X Mary Louisa, b. Dec. 23, 1863. ) ^^.^^^ 
XI Moses Allen, b. Dec. 23, 1863. f 

346. John' Upham (John\ Thomas*, Nathaniel', Nathaniel^ 
Nathaniel^ Phineas', John'), of Delevan, 111., b. June 19, 1812, 
at Sand Lake, Rensselaer Co., N. Y. ; m. March 25, 1827, 
Eunice C. Culver, of Berlin, N. Y. He d. in Delevan, April 8, 

In 1879, he kept the New Delevan House, at Chicago. The 
following notice of his death is from an Illinois paper: 

*'John Upham, a well-known resident of Delevan, known in 
years past as the best landlord that ever fed a mortal in that vil- 
lage, died at his residence Tuesday evening, of heart trouble, at 
the ripe age of 72. There is not an old sportsman who used to 
hunt prairie chickens on Delevan prairie, but what has eaten many 
a game dinner at the old Upham House, at Delevan. John Upham 
was born at Sand Lake, N. Y., and removed to Delevan in 1839, 
where he has ever since resided. He leaves a wife and three chil- 
dren. The funeral took place this morning at 10:30." 

They had : 

I Mary Elizabeth, b. May 6, 1840. 
II William Francis, b. May 3, 1842; d. Aug. 7, 1852. 

III Amanda Louise, b. Nov. 23, 1848; d. April 2, 1852. 

IV Alice Adelia, b. Jan. 29, 1855. 

V John Franklin, b. Aug. 23, 1857, in Delevan. Living 
in Chicago, unm., 1888. 

347. Nathan G.® Upham (John', Thomas*, Nathaniel', Na- 
thaniel^ Nathaniel', Phineas*, John'), of Sand Lake and Troy, 
N. Y., b. Feb. 16, 1817; m. Mary Ann Mixter, Dec. 19, 1840, b. 
June 17, 1817, d. Aug. 7, 1887. They had: 

I Matilda, b. March 13, 1842; m. Newton Reynolds, of 

348. James Harris* Upham (John', Thomas*, Nathaniel', 
Nathaniel', Nathaniel', Phineas', John'), of Delevan, III., b. March 
26, 1820, at Sand Lake, Rensselaer Co., N. Y. ; m. Catherine 
Mounts, May 20, 1857, who d. Jan. 15, 1861; m. (2) Mary Milli- 
cent Rugg, Jan. 2, 1866. 

344 Upham Genealogy. 

He had by wife Catherine: 

I Ella Catherine, b. June 3, 1858. 
II Charles Watson, b. Dec. 23, i860; unm. j888. 
By wife Mary: 

III George Harris, b. June 8, 1869. 

349. James^ Upham (Asa\ Thomas*, Nathaniel Nathaniel^ 
Nathaniel*, Phineas', John'), of Alps, Rensselaer Co., N. Y., b. 
June 7, 1819; m. Sept. 29, 1839, Harriet Cole, b. Oct. 3, 1819. 
They had: 

I Achsa Fidelia, b. Oct. 31, 1840; d. March 10, 1842. 

II Rosalia, b. Sept. 9, 1843; ^'^' Wolcott. 

HI Theresa, b. Sept. 29, 1850; m. Theron Drew. 

350. Howard* Upham (Roger Freeman'', Noah", Noah^ 
NoahS NathanieF, Phineas'^ John'), of Belchertown, Mass.,b. Dec. 
17, 1803, in Mansfield, Conn.; m. Oct. 6, 1836, Cynthia Freeman 
Child, dau. of Amasa, who was b. Sept. 15, 1813, and d. Sept. 19, 
1873. He died in Belchertown, Feb. 6, 1880. They had: 

I Lucius Everett, b. Sept. 16, 1838; m. Emily Augusta 
Leach, Sept. 7, 1859. They lived in Springfield, 
Mass.; no children. 
II Addison Child, b. Oct. 2, 1842. Lived in Des Moines, 
Iowa, unm. 

351. Freeman^ Upham (Roger Freeman^ Noah', Noah^, 
Noah*, Nathaniel^ Phineas^ John'), of Worcester, Mass., b. in 
Mansfield, Conn., April i, 1805; m. Elizabeth Livermore, dau. of 
David, of Spencer, Mass.; she was b. June 18, 1809, and was liv- 
ing in 1888. He died Feb. i, 1876. They had an only child: 
473 I Roger Freeman, b. Sept. 13, 1848; m. Clara C. Story. 

Living in Worcester 1889. 

352. Amos* Upham (Roger F.', Noah*, Noah', Noah^ Na- 
thaniel, Phineas', John'), of Castile, N. Y., b. Aug. 2, 1809, in 
Mansfield, Conn.; m. April 14, 1835, at West Springfield, Mass., 
Eloisa Leonard. They moved to New York in 1835. He had 
property in Castile, and was engaged in teaching. He died there. 
They had: 

I Calista A., b. Jan. 15, 1836; m. E. Nokes, of Wayland, 

N. Y. 
II Eleanor E., b. Sept. 11, 1846; m. Dr. W. W. Ander- 
son, of Denver, Col., where they were living 1880. 

353. Lathrop* Upham (Roger F.', Noah*, Noah', Noah% 
NathanieP, Phineas^ John'), of Buffalo, N. Y., b. Jan. i, 1816; 

Upham Genealogy. 345 

m. at Spencer, Mass., Nov. 2, 1841, Calista, dau. of Capt. David 
Livermore. He d. in Buffalo, Feb. 20, 1851. She was living 
1889. They had: 

I Elizabeth, b. Aug., 1842, in Buffalo; m. Henry Farrar, 
Dec. 25, 1878. 

354. Alvah West^ Upham (Benjamin^ Samuel^ Benjamin*, 
Noah^, NathanieP, Phineas'"', John^), of Youngstown, O., and Ar- 
cadia, III, b. Aug. 26, 1801, in Camden, Oneida Co., N. Y.; m. 
Dec. 16, 1828, at Youngstown, Mary Rush, b. Feb. 26, 1806, d. 
Aug. 10, 1852. He graduated at the Philadelphia Medical College 
in 1822, but did not practice. He was for many years a success- 
ful carriage manufacturer and merchant. He d. at New Orleans, 
La., of cholera, Nov. 12, 1850. They had: 

474 I Benjamin Rush, b. Feb, 27, 1830, at Youngstown; m. 

Sallie C. Clark. Lived at Jacksonville, 111. 
II John Marcena, b. Dec. 19, 183 1; d. Jan. 12, 1 861; no 

III Alvah Laycock, b. Oct. 6, 1833; m. 1865; no children. 

IV Amy Lucinda, b. April 26, 1836; m. John H. Wood, 

Oct. 9, 1862. 
V Abner Alson, b. Nov. 28, 1838. He enlisted in the 
three-months' service at the beginning of the War 
of the Rebellion, and was in the Tenth Illinois 
Regiment, after which he was a member of Troop 
G, First Missouri Cavalry. He was killed in a 
cavalry charge, Feb. 17, 1862, at Sugar Creek, 
Ark.; had no family. 

355. Julius Buckingham* Upham (Benjamin^ Samuel*, 
Benjamin^ Noah^ Nathaniel^ Phineas*, John'), of Parkman, 
Geauga Co., O., b. Oct. 8, 1803; m. March 28, 1830, Harriet 
Amelia White, b. May 20, 18 12, in Enfield, Hartford Co., Conn., 
d. Feb. 21, 1882, at Parkman. They went to Parkman 1835. He 
d. March 14, 1864. They had: 

I Rebecca, b. Jan. 11, 1831; d. Sept. 3, 1833. 

475 II Egbert W., b. Nov. 12, 1834; m. Amanda O. Knowl- 

ton. Lived at Garretsville, O. 

476 HI Sharon H., b. April 6, 1841; m. Janette Ormiston. 

Lived in Des Moines, la. 
IV Amelia H., b. Jan. 18, 1843; m. Nov. 28, 1865, Dr. 
Andrew C. Sheldon, of Des Moines, la. 

477 V Myron J., b. June 26, 1856; m. Kate G. Ormiston. 

Lived in Des Moines, la. 

346 Upham Genealogy. 

356. Marcena W.® Upham (Benjamin^ Samuel*, Benjamm^ 
Noah*, Nathaniel, Phineas^ John'), of Georgetown, N. Y., b. 
Oct. 21, 1805; m. April it, 1824, Philena C. Allen, b. Sept. 18, 
1806, and in 1889 was living with her daughter, Mrs. Alcott. He 
d. June 27, 1832. They had: 

I Lucinda M., b. Jan. 16, 1825; m. April 11, 1847, De 
Witt C. Alcott, who was b. May 15, 1822, of St. 
Charles, 111. 

478 II George A., b. Oct. 16, 1827; m. Julia Ann Ladd. 

Lived at Cambridge, 111., and Detroit, Minn. 

479 III Alvah W.,b. Feb. 3, 1831; m. Margaret Ann Kipling. 

Lived in Fiatt, 111. 

357. Benjamin Holinbroke^ Upham (Benjamin', Samuel*, 
Benjamin^ Noah*, Nathaniel^, Phineas", John'), of Georgetown, 
N. Y., b. Nov. 10, 1817, in Sherburne, N. Y. ; m. Oct. 14, 1838, 
Anna S. Swan, b. at Lebanon, Dec. 22, 1815. He lived most of 
his life at Georgetown, and d. there, March 13, 1886. They had: 

I Mary Ellen, b. March 4, 1840; m. March 30, 1859, 
Henry A. Wadsworth. 
II Marcena Benajah, b. April 22, 1842; m. Carrie E. 
Mack, Jan. i, 1866. They had one son: Lloyd 
Deverre, b. Nov. 11, 1866. 
Ill Phebe Ann, b. May 11, 1844; d. Aug. 13, 1845. 

480 IV Scovel Judson, b. June 10, 1846; m. Amy A. Price. 

Lived in Georgetown. 
V Cynthia Ann, b. June i, 1849. 

VI Achsah Louise, b. Oct, 30, 1852; m. Herman N. 
Brown, Oct. 31, 1877, 
VII Benjamin Franklin, b. July 31, 1856; m, Mary M. 
Mack, Feb. i, 1883. 

358. Benajah S.^ Upham (Benjamin', Samuel*, Benjamin^ 
Noah", Nathaniel^ Phineas"'^, John'), of Kirtland and Mentor, O., 
b. Nov. 9, 1819, in Georgetown, Madison Co., N. Y. ; m. at 
Painesville, O., Aug. 14, 1845, Louisa F. Wilcox, of Granby, 
Conn., who d. at Kirtland, March 21, 1857; m. (2) at Kirtland, 
Aug. 6, i860, Laura S. Green, of Mentor. Until the age of 54 
he w^as engaged in the manufacture of carriages and wagons, after 
which was engaged in fruit culture at Mentor, where he was 
living in 1889, in partnership with A. D. Carlton. He had by 
wife Louisa: 

I Eugenia C, b. June 4, 1846, at Parkraan, O. ; m. at 
Kirtland, June 10, 1864, Benjamin F. Jenkins, and 
had a son Elmer, b. Dec. 28, 1865. 

Upham Genealogy. 347 

II Louisa v., b. May 21, 185 1, at Kirtland, where all the 
remainder of the children were born. 
Ill Lloyd G., b. Nov. 29, 1856; d. Jan. 14, 1863, at 
By wife Laura: 

IV Flora L., b. July 2, 1861; d. Sept. 2, 1864. 
V Ida M., b. Aug. 29, 1862; m. at Kirtland, March 10, 
1887, Alvin D. Carlton. They had a son b. May 
2, 1889. 
VI Sharon B., b. June 23, 1865; d. Aug. 4, 1888. 
VII Lena B., b. May 5, 1869. 
VIII Eva D., b. Feb. 6, 1871. 
359. Edwin N.' Upham (Alson', Samuel*, BenjaminS NoahS 
Nathaniel^ Phineas^ John'), of Sherburne, N. Y., b. Feb. 5, 1810; 
m. June 5, 1845, Mary Desire Kimberly. They had: 

I Almedia, b. April 13, 1846; m. William Asa Lyman, 
Jan. I, 1866. 
II Marietta, b. Sept. 22, 1852; m. William H. Allfrey, 
Oct. 15, 1872. 
Ill Charles E., b. May 22, 1856; m. April 10, 1878, Anna 
M. Pollock. They had: Herbert Grove, b. Aug. B, 
1882; Nina Grace, b. Aug. 15, 1886. 

360 Elijah' Upham (Alson\ Samuel', Benjamin^ Noah*, 
Nathaniel, Phineas^ John'), of Sherburne, N. ¥., b. Oct. 12, 
1812; m. Susan H. Jenkins in 1839; she d. July 20, 1878. They 

had: ^,. ^ _,.^ 

I Frances M., b. June 16, 1842; m. Oliver S. Titus, 

Feb. 14, 1866. 
II Harriet, b. April i, 1844; m. Frederick S. Gaylord, 
May 25, 1869. 
481 III Egbert, b. Sept. 4, 1853; m. Florence Alcott. 

IV Grace, b. April 19, 1864; m. H. H. Huntington, Jan. 
I, 1883. 

361 William Keyes' Upham (William^ Samuel', SamueP, 
Samuel', Johi^ Phineas^ John') of Canton, O., b. April 3,1817, 
inMontpelier,Vt.; m. Marie EHzabeth Weeks, of Hardwick, Vt., 
June, 1844, who survived his death and was living m Canton, 1889. 
He d. at Canfield, O., March 22, 1865, ae. 48. ... 

William K. Upham received his education at the University of 
Vermont, BurHngton. Among his classmates were Luke P. Po- 
land, Mat. Carpenter, Stephen A. Douglas and Thaddeus 
Stevens, all of whom were Vermonters and studied law in Mont- 

348 Upham Genealogy. 

pelier, and were his particular friends until his death. He studied 
law in the office of his father, at Montpelier, at which place he 
was admitted to the bar soon after reaching his majority, and 
practiced his profession in Vermont several years. In April, 1845, 
he moved to New Lisbon, O., where he remained until 1858. In 
the latter year he removed to Canton, O., where he gained a large 
and lucrative practice, ultimately rising to the head of his pro- 
fession in that state. It is said there are many men now living 
(1889) who were indebted to his influence with Mr. Lincoln's 
cabinet (nearly all of whom were his personal friends) for their 
promotion and the position in life which they have since attained. 
Those who knew him said he inherited in a large degree the tal- 
ents and genius of his father, was well versed in the law and an 
eloquent advocate, and that he was at all times kind and consid- 
erate in his dealings with the younger members of his profession. 
He died at Canfield, Mahoning Co., O., while attending court at 
that place. At the time of his death the Steubenville (O.) Herald 
of April 4, 1865, made the following mention of him: 

"William K. Upham, Esq., was a native of Vermont and a 
son of the late United States Senator Upham of that state. He 
was a gentleman of fine family, education and presence, and as 
an attorney stood at the head of his profession in this state, 
ranking with Chase, Stanton, Corwin, Vinton, John A. Bingham 
and others. He had his faults, but with many noble traits; he 
was social, magnanimous, and generous to a fault. As a man of 
talents he claimed our special admiration." 

The members of the Stark County (O.) Bar erected a monument 
to his memory over nine feet high, of finely wrought and finished 
Italian marble, as a mark of respect from the lawyers of Stark Co. 
to one who was once a leading light in their profession. On the 
base, in large letters, is simply the name: 


The face of the spire, near the base, bears the following inscription : 

" William K. Upham. 

Born at Montpelier, Vermont, April 3d, 181 7. 

Died at Canfield, Ohio, March 22d, 1865. 

Erected by the Members of the Stark County Bar." 

Both William K. Upham and his father were six feet in height. 
William K. Upham and wife Marie Elizabeth had : 

I Sarah M., b. 1845; n^- Wallace H. Ballou. She d. at 
Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 26, 1882, leaving children, 
Ida M. and George Langdon. 

Upham Genealogy, 349 

II Mattie Peck, b. 1848; m. at Canton, George Rex. She 
d. at Canton, Feb. 3, 1888, leaving a son, Harry 
Richard Rex, who was in 1889 a student at the law 
school of the Cincinnati (O.) College. 

III William Keys, b. Oct. 27, 1851. Living at Cleveland, 

O., 1889, a salesman, not married. 

IV Charles Carrol, b. Aug. i, 1854, in New Lisbon, O. 

He was educated at Montpelier, and in 1889 was 
living at Canton, engaged in the practice of law; 
V Mary Annette, b. Feb. 28, 1859; m. at Canton, B. L. 
Meredith, of Van Wert, O. Living at Van Wert, 
1889. They had Katie Marie, b. Aug. 19, 

362. Samuel Curtis' Upham (SamueP, SamueP, SamueP, 
Samuel'*, John", Phineas', John'), of Philadelphia, Pa., b. Feb. 2, 
1819, in Montpelier, Vt.; m. Dec, 1S46, in Philadelphia, Anne E. 
Bancroft. He d. June 29, 1885, of cancer of the stomach. 

He left Vermont at the age of 20, in 1839, and went to the city 
of New York, where he was employed as a clerk; was also so 
employed in Richmond, Va., and other cities in the South, but 
soon returned North. In 1842 entered the U. S. Navy at Nor- 
folk, Va., and was made purser's clerk; the year following being 
transferred to the U. S. brig Truxton, which sailed for Constanti- 
nople, and returned to New York in Jan., 1844, with the remains 
of Com. David Porter; was then assigned to the steamer /'/7';/r^/(?;/ 
(Com. Stockton), with the rank of master's mate, and was on board 
of that ship at the memorable explosion of the gun '^ Peacemaker." 
Transferred to the sloop-of-war Falmouth^ and after cruising in 
the Gulf of Mexico until the next year, was discharged from the 
navy at Pensacola, Fla., and returned to Vermont. 

In the spring of 1846 went to Philadelphia, and was employed 
as a book-keeper in the lumber business, remaining there until 
1849, during which time was married. 

On the i6th of Jan., 1849, sailed for California in the brig 
Osceola from Philadelphia; went around Cape Horn, touching at 
Rio de Janeiro and Talcahuana, and arrived in San Francisco 
Aug. 5, 1849. _ 

Was for a time engaged in mining on the Calaveras river, but 
soon returned to San Francisco and obtained employment as 
book-keeper with the Pacific Neius, a newspaper just being started, 
at a salary of $100 per week. In the spring of 1850 he associated 
himself with five practical printers, and in Sacramento started the 

35© Upham Genealogy.. 

Sacramento Transcript, the first daily paper published in Califor- 
nia outside of San Francisco. In the fall of 1850 he sold his in- 
terest in the Sacramento Transcript for ^10,000 and returned to 

In February, 185 1, he started the Philadelphia Sunday Mercury, 
which paper he continued to publish three years; and was then in 
the stationery and news business in Philadelphia until 1863, after 
which engaged in the perfumery and proprietary medicine business 
at 25 South Eighth street, in which he continued during the re- 
mainder of his life, though his later years were mostly passed in 
Florida, where he had pecuniary interests, and in the development 
of which country he was greatly interested personally. 

He took great interest in all matters pertaining to the early days 
in California, and in 1878 published a bound volume entitled 
" Notes of a Voyage to California via Cape Horn, together with 
Scenes in El Dorado in 1849 ^^^d 1S50," which was highly appre- 
ciated by the older Californians as a truthful and creditable history 
of the times of which he wrote. He was delegated by the " Society 
of California Pioneers " at San Francisco to represent that society 
at the dedication of the Lick Monument at Fredericksburg, Pa., 
on the 22d of April, 1878, which duty he performed in a highly 
creditable and satisfactory manner, his address on that occasion 
being published in full in the California papers, and being the 
subject of much favorable comment there and elsewhere by the 
press. He was one of the vice-presidents of the *' Associated 
Pioneers of the Territorial Days of California," the members com- 
posing which society being residents of the Eastern States — " re- 
turned Californians," Expressly for the meetings of this society 
he wrote a poem and three songs dedicated to the pioneers of Cali- 
fornia, all of which were published; one of these, the '' Song of 
the Argonauts," was especially remarkable, and " The Land We 
Adore " was replete with graphic reminiscences, though not with- 
out a vein of pathos in its vivid portrayals and " fond recollections 
of long-ago times." He also wrote an article on *' Pioneer Jour- 
nalism in California,"' which attracted the general attention of 
the press. For the centennial year at Philadelphia he composed 
the following: 

1776 — CENTENNIAL ODE — 1876. 
By Samuel C. Upham. 

One hundred years have rolled around 

Since Freedom's natal morn, 
Conceived in blood, in battle's strife, 

Columbia then was born; 

Upham Genealogy. 351 

Her outstretched arms with vigor now 

From sea to sea extend, 
A hundred years have passed away, 

And peace and plenty blend. 

Chorus. — America, it is to thee, 

Land of the brave and free, 
We strike the lyre, and consecrate 
Our glorious Jubilee! 

On history's page their names are writ, 

Those fearless men and true, 
Whose battle-cry was " Liberty! " 

Their flag red, white and blue. 
Their glorious records handed down 

From father unto son, 
A sacred cherished heritage 

Of battles fought and won. 

Chorus. — America, it is to thee, etc. 

We greeting to all nations send, 

To India's sunny land, 
To Russia's mountains clad in ice. 

To Afric's golden strand. 
The Teuton from his vine-clad hills, 

The Saxon and the Gaul, 
The royal Queen of England's throne. 

All answer to the call. 

Chorus. — America, it is to thee, etc. 
Philadelphia, February 11, 1875. 

He was an unusual man, of remarkable energy, many resources, 
and strongly-individualized character, as evidenced by the events 
and incidents of his life. He was much interested in the prepara- 
tion of this genealogy, and furnished most of the information here 
recorded pertaining to the Montpelier Uphams; but (like several 
others who have manifested a like interest and have passed away 
during its preparation), he did not live to witness its publication. 
As already shown, he died in his 67th year. 

Samuel C. Upham and wife Anne Bancroft had : 

I Marion, b. April 8, 1848; m. Samuel L. Foster, of 
Philadelphia. They had a son and a daughter. 
II Samuel Zenas, b. Aug. 9, 185 1. Living in Philadel- 
phia 1888. 
482 III Charles Henry, b. Jan. 15, 1856 ; m. Dora Roop. 
Lived in Philadelphia. 

363. Hon. Zenas Merrill' Upham (Samuer, Samuel*, Sam- 
ueP, Samuel'', John^, Phineas^ John'), of Brookfield, Vt., b. Aug. 

352 Upham Genealogy. 

3, 1821, in Montpelier, Vt. ; m. Lucy Carlie Edson, at Brook- 
field, Sept. II, 1844, who d. Dec. 3, 1854; m. (2) Caroline C. 
Crane, at Williamstown, Vt., July 29, 1856. In early life he spent 
one year in Canada, and two years in Georgia, but returned to 
Vermont, and settled in Brookfield in 1843, where he afterward 
lived, was in mercantile business, and engaged in farming. He 
was town clerk twelve years, postmaster several years, high sheriff 
of the county, in the State senate of Vermont two terms — 1860-61, 
was associate judge of Orange County Court, 1876, and years 
following, and held other public positions at Brookfield. He had 
by first wife : 

I Helen Petrona, b. June 2, 1845; m. William Hopkins, 
of Chicago. 
II Curtis Merrill, b. Nov. 30, 1854. 
By second wife: 

III Lucy C, b. March 6, 1862. 

IV Mary Caroline, b. July 7, 1864. 

364. Major John Henry' Upham (Erastus\ Jonathan", Jona- 
than^ Samuel'*, John^ Phineas", John'), of Duluth, Minn., b. Jan. 11, 
1841, in Fayetteville, N. Y. ; m. Nov. 12, 1863, Frank A. Gra- 
ham, of Fayetteville, who d. Sept. 16, 1870; m. (2) June 16, 1872, 
Libbie A. Banks, of Fayetteville. He enlisted in the 149th New 
York Infantry, Aug. 21, 1862, and served in the Army of the 
Potomac, was wounded three times at the battle of Gettysburg, 
and lost one finger there; promoted Captain 107th U. S. Colored 
Infantry, 1864; had charge of the skirmish line, and sharpshoot- 
ers, at Fort Fisher, and was later on recruiting service in Ken- 
tucky, was mustered out of service as major by brevet, Sept. i, 
1865. After the close of the war located in Duluth, and engaged 
in contracting with the U. S. for river and harbor improvements 
on Lake Superior and vicinity. A successful business man, 
and one of the most prominent and enterprising citizens of Duluth. 
He had by wife Libbie: 

I Fanny, b. April 11, 1873, at Duluth. 
II John Henry, b. Aug., 1875, at Duluth. 

365. Erastus Seymour^ Upham (Erastus'', Jonathan^ Jona- 
than\ Samuel*, John^, Phineas^ John'), of Houghton, Mich., and 
Duluth, Minn., b. Feb. 12, 1850, in Fayetteville, N. Y. ; m. at 
Manlius, N. Y,, Jan. 17, 1872, Harriet N. Preston. They 
had : 

I William, b. July 17, 1873, at Duluth. 
II Gracie C., b. Dec. 30, 1874, at Houghton. 

Of Duluth, Minn. 

Of Ripon, Wis. 

Upham Genealogy. 353 

366. Calvin Hoadley' Upham (AlviiV, Jonathan', Jona- 
than*, Samuel', John', Phineas', John'), of Ripon, Wis., b. Feb. 
18, 1828, at Westminster, Mass.; m. at Westminster, Oct. 28, 1851, 
Amanda E. Gibbs, who was living at Ripon, 1892. He was an 
officer in the war of the Rebellion, and served as captain and com- 
missary of subsistence in the Department of the Gulf, where he 
rendered very able and efficient service. His commission was 
signed by President Lincoln and Secretary Stanton, a fact which 
he regarded with considerable pride. He was for many years a 
prominent citizen of Ripon, at which place he died, February 27, 
1892. At his death the following obituary notice was published 
in the Ripon Free Press, of March 3, 1892: 

" After a brief sickness, the result of apoplexy, Mr. C._ H. Upham 
died on last Saturday morning, and was buried from his residence 
in Ripon on Monday morning, the service being conducted by the 
Rev. E. H. Merrell, of the College. His brothers from Shawano 
and Marshfield, with their wives, his son Fred and wife, from 
Marshfield, a sister and her husband and a large number of neigh- 
bors and friends w^ere at the funeral. 

" Mr. Upham was born at Westminster, Mass., on Feb. 18, 1828. 
He was educated in the common school of his neighborhood and 
at Westminster Academy. At the age of 20 he came to Niles, 
Mich., but returned to Westminster in 185 1, where he married. 
In 1853 he came to Racine, Wis., and from this place his neigh- 
bors sent him to the State legislature in 1861. In 1862 he joined 
the army and remained in the service till the close of the war. 
He held the important post of chief of commissary for the de- 
partment of Louisiana, which lies west of the Mississippi, during 
the larger part of his service. In 1S66 he went to Shawano, Wis-, 
where "he engaged in general merchandising with a brother, and 
was very prosperous. He removed to Ripon with his family in 
1877, where he has since resided. He was postmaster of Ripon 
during Arthur's administration. 

"Mr. Upham was a shrewd and exact business man, a sterling 
patriot, a kind neighbor, and a generous friend. He had a very 
wide acquaintance among public men, and was greatly respected 
by them. 

" He wMs one of a family of nine, five boys and four girls. 
Two brothers and three sisters survive him. Of his own family, 
besides the widow, a son, Frederick Upham, Esq., of Marshfield, 
and a daughter, Mrs. Dr. Frank Everhard, survive. One daugh- 
ter died in infancy." 

354 Upham Genealogy. 

Calvin H. Upham and wife, Amanda E. Gibbs, had: 

I Frederick William, b. Jan. 29, 1861, at Racine, Wis.; 
m. Alice C. Judd (a descendant of the " Mayflower 
Brewsters "), at Ripon, Jan. 8, 1885. In 1891 
he had been for some years living at Marshfield, 
Wis., where he was vice-president of the Upham 
Manufacturing Company, and a leading citizen. 
For a full account of the Upham Manufacturing 
Company, and farther references to F. W. Upham, 
see the record of William H. Upham, of Marsh- 
field, No. 369. 
II Catherine Jeannette, b. Feb. 8, 1864. at Racine, Wis. ; 
m. May 2, 1890, Dr. F. A. Everhard, of Ripon. 
They had: Frederick Upham Everhard, b. Sept. 20, 
1 89 1, at Ripon, Wis. 
Ill Mary Ellen, b. Oct. 8, 1870, at Shawano; d. Nov. 19, 

367. Nathan Derby^ Upham (Alvin'', Jonathan^ Jonathan^ 
Samuel'*, John^, Phineas''', John'), of Shawano, Wis., b. May 18, 
1832, in Westminster, Mass.; m. Sarah C. Miller, at Racine, Wis., 
Oct. 14, 1856. He d. at Shawano, April 7, 1865. They had : 
483 I Frank Rowland, b. Jan. 9, 1859, in Weyauwega, Wis.; 

m. Genevieve Ramsdell; m. (2) Lilian Vedder. 
Living at Marshfield, Wis., 1889. They had : 
Charles Sidney, b. May 12, 1888; William Nathan, 
b. Oct. I, 1889. 
II Cora Anna, b. Nov. 12, 1862, in Weyauwega; d. Oct. 
23, 1880. 

368. Charles Mandell- Upham (Alvin^ Jonathan®, Jona- 
than^ Samuel"*, John'\ Phineas^, John'), of Shawano, Wis., b. Sept. 
21, 1837, in Westminster, Mass.; m. Julia Parsons, of Thompson, 
III, Aug. I, 1872. In 1889, he was living at Shawano, managing 
director of the Upham Manufacturing Company, of Marshfield, 
Wis., for full account which company, and its organization, see 
record of Wm. H. Upham, of Marshfield. They had : 

I Robert Allen, b. July 9, 1874, in Shawano. 
II Sarah Derby, b. Feb. 16, 1880. 

369. William Henry* Upham (Alvin^, Jonathan^ Jonathan^, 
SamueP, John^, Phineas', John'), of Marshfield, Wis., b. May 3, 
1841, in Westminster, Mass.; m. Mary C. Kelley at Racine, Wis., 
Dec. 19, 1867. He enlisted in Co. F, Second Wisconsin Infantry, 
in 1 86 1, served in Virginia, and was wounded and taken prisoner 

Of Shawano, Wis. 

Upham Genealogy. 355 

at the first battle of Bull Run; was paroled, and in 1862 was ap- 
pointed a cadet at the U. S. Military Academy, having been se- 
lected for that purpose by President Lincoln. He was graduated 
at West Point in the class of 1866; entered the regular army as 
second lieutenant, Fifth U. S. Artillery, June 18, 1866; transferred 
to the Fourth Artillery, Oct. 23, 1866; promoted first lieutenant, 
March 4, 1869; resigned Nov. 18, 1869. After resigning from the 
army he engaged in business in Wisconsin, and in 1891 was living 
in Marshfield. 

The Milwaukee Telegraph of June to, 1888, published an ac- 
count of Marshfield, as " One of Wisconsin's Most Remarkable 
Cities," which account included various references to The Upham 
Manufacturing Company, and its president, William H. Upham. 
The following is an extract from the paper in question : 

" The city of Marshfield, whose almost magic growth from a 
dense wilderness to the business, financial and social proportions 
of one of the finest cities of the state and North-west, has become 
known to all enlightened readers, furnishes an excellent illustra- 
tion of the results that can be accomplished by a brainy, enter- 
prising and public-spirited class of citizens and business men, all 
united in the common purpose of erecting and maintaining a 
busy, live and thriving city. It is a true saying that it is the citi- 
zens that make a city, and this maxim has never been exemplified 
in a more striking degree than by the accomplished results of the 
energy of the citizens of this most remarkable of the Northern 
Wisconsin cities. 

'* Marshfield is situated on the main line of the Wisconsin Cen- 
tral railroad, 192* miles north-west of Milwaukee, t^t^ from Stevens 
Point and 40 from Wausau. It is located in the midst of one of 
the richest agricultural regions of the West, and is bounded on 
the west by the Yellow and on the east by the Eau Pleine rivers. 
The timber is mainly hardwood, with heavy pine forests on the 
lower lands. Nowhere in the West is there a city more favored 
by natural advantages and climate, and with such varied and di- 
versified resources to welcome the manufacturer, the business or 
the professional man, the farmer or the laborer. The town was 
platted and organized as a village in 1879, and incorporated as a 
city in 1883, and is now subdivided into four wards. The muni- 
cipal government is conducted by a mayor and board of alder- 
men, and the city has no bonded debt. 

" The first impetus toward building a city was in 1879, when 
Colonel W. H. Upham, then of Shawano, came to this section, 
then a dense wilderness, and built a small saw and shingle-mill, 

356 Upham Genealogy. 

and it is to tlie indomitable will, enterprise and public spirit of 
this remarkable man the town owes its development and present 
standing as a great manufacturing center, and to him justly be- 
longs the title of being the father and founder of the city. 
Colonel Upham is a gentleman in the prime of life, tireless and 
devoted to his large business, which he personally supervises; is a 
man of rare education and ability, having been educated and 
graduated at West Point, served in the Civil war and in the regu- 
lar army, and is admired by all for his untiring energy and in- 

" After the mill started business, business men and settlers 
flocked to this region, and the population increased rapidly from 
718 in 1880 to 2,092 in 1885, while the census of January, 1888, 
taken by the city, showed the number to be 3,009. Unlike many 
western towns, Marshfield has never experienced a 'boom,' nor 
the attendant financial disaster following an inflation of values 
and property. The growth has been strong and steady and tliere 
can be no backward progress, for though the leading business at 
present is manufacturing, the city is backed by one of the finest 
farming countries in the world, already well developed. 

" Prior to June 27, 1887, the entire business and residence por- 
tion of the town was built of wood and highly combustible. On 
the day last named, one that will be forever recollected by all 
citizens of Marshfield, a fire started in the large lumber yard of 
The Upham Manufacturing Company, and by 9 o'clock of the 
same day the entire business plant of the company, a large num- 
ber of residences and the entire business portion of the town, 
excepting one small store, was in ashes. Hundreds of men, 
women and children were homeless and in dire need of the plain- 
est necessities of life. Much doubt existed in the minds of all 
whether the manufacturing industries and the city would be re- 
built, and then it was that the mettle of the business men was 
fully tested. Considerable doubt was expressed as to whether The 
Upham Manufacturing Company would rebuild its various mills 
or not, but on the 2Sth of June Colonel Upham ran up the 
American flag, and announced his determination to rebuild, when 
all doubts were dispelled as to the future of the city. Then began 
such a building boom as has never before been equaled in the 
history of Wisconsin, and as a result, sixty-two solid brick busi- 
ness blocks were erected and being occupied prior to Jan. i, 1888, 
besides the various mills and numerous residences. All are of 
modern designs, and will rank among the finest in the state. 

Of Marshfield, Wis. 

Upham Genealogy. 357 

"While considering the interests and advantages of this western 
city, it is but proper to make more than a passing mention of the 
real nucleus of its solidity — its manufacturing interests. Fore- 
most among these is The Upham Manufacturing Company, whose 
business plant stands second to none in the state or in the West, 
both in its magnitude and in the diversity of its manufactures. 
The officers of this company are: W. H. Upham, president; Fred. 
W. Upham, vice-president; Charles M. Upham, managing director 
at Shawano; Merril H. Wheeler, secretary, and Frank R. Upham, 
treasurer. The company owns and operates a large saw and 
shingle-mill, running two of the noted 'band saws; ' aplaning-mill, 
a furniture factory, veneering works, machine shops, and one of 
the most extensive roller flouring-mills in the North-west. About 
800 men are employed the year round, who are paid weekly. To 
illustrate the quality of the manufactured products, it is but 
necessary to remark that the flour products of the Marshfield 
roller-mills and the manufactured furniture are mainly sold in the 
cities of San Francisco, Portland, Ore., Boston, New York and 
Chicago, while several orders have been filled for firms in Glasgow, 
London and other European cities. In addition the above com- 
pany also operates one of the largest retail general stores in the 
West, employing a manager and a large force of clerks. The 
company also operates a logging train of cars and locomotive, 
used mainly in transporting logs to the different mills. No com- 
pany stands higher in Wisconsin, and none is more highly esteemed 
by its employes. 

"The Banner Roller-Mills also deserve more than a casual men- 
tion, from the fact alone that they are one of the largest flour and 
feed manufacturers in the West. These mills are owned and ope- 
rated by The Upham Manufacturing Company, and have a ca- 
jjacity of 300 barrels per day. The main mill is five stories high, 
lighted by electric light and heated by steam, and cost originally 
upwards of ;|4o,ooo." 

It will be observed that in the organization of The Upham 
Manufacturing Company are included the names of several Up- 
hams, all of whom may be duly identified with the particular 
families to which they belong. 

A later paper, published in Milwaukee, Aug. 11, 1889, contained 
the following personal notice of William H. Upham: 

358 Upham Genealogy. 


[Yenowine's News.] 

" There are scores of people in Milwaukee who know W. H. 
Upham, the unpretentious, mild-eyed, easy-talking, ex-army officer, 
who founded Marshfield, Wis., ten years ago. He is a member of 
the Loyal Legion, a frequenter of the Milwaukee Club, a promi- 
nent G. A. R. man, a tower of strength in commercial circles, and 
a politician of acknowledged shrewdness. He has the distinction 
of being the first private volunteer soldier to be honored by an 
appointment to West Point, receiving his commission from the 
hands of President Lincoln. Major Upham is one of the few 
people who have lived to read their own obituaries. He partici- 
pated in the first battle of Bull Run, was shot through the lungs 
and left on the battle field for dead. The news reached Racine, 
where he was then living, and his relatives and friends mourned 
him as one dead. The Racine papers printed long and eulogistic 
biographies, one of them erecting a cut-rule tombstone at the 
head of the notice, with two angels kneeling and weeping before 
it. Rev. Mr. Hutchins, of the First Baptist Church, Racine, 
preached a fervent funeral sermon, which was printed in full the 
next day and now occupies a conspicuous position in the major's 
scrap book. Seven months after this mournful event the young 
soldier turned up in Libby Prison, where he had been all the time, 
hovering between life and death for a long time after being hauled 
off the battle field. These and other events have made Major 
Upham's life a very remarkable one. 

" About fifteen years ago he resigned his position in the army and 
penetrated the pine forests of Wisconsin to make his fortune. 
After operating at one or two places he decided to locate on the 
site of what is now the town of Marshfield, a bustling, enterprising 
little place on the line of the Wisconsin Central Railway, 192 
miles north of Milwaukee. It was then an unbroken wilderness, 
with only one house. Major Upham erected a saw-mill and went 
to work. The forest has disappeared, a town of 4,000 inhabitants 
has sprung up, there are big mills and manufacturing plants, and 
one of the finest farming sections in the state has been opened to 
trade and commerce. When one stops to think that all this change 
has taken place in ten years, the results seem truly marvelous. 
And even more than this — the town has been built twice in this 
short time. Two years ago it was entirely destroyed by fire. The 
loss was very heavy and the blow was a terrible one. The plucky 
people decided at once to rebuild, and in consequence it is to-day 

Upham Genealogy. 359 

one of the handsomest towns of its size in the country. There 
is a whole street of brand new brick stores and houses and the 
effect is very pleasing. The streets are lighted by electricity, the 
sidewalks are well paved, and for its size it is the best looking and 
most substantial town in Wisconsin. The leading industry of 
Marshfield is The Upham Manufacturing Company, of which 
Major Upham is the head and center. The plant includes one of 
the best equipped saw-mills in the state, with a capacity of 
20,000,000 feet a year ; a large furniture factory employing several 
hundred men, a finely equipped flour-mill, a planing-mill and a 
large general store. The Upham Manufacturing Company gives 
employment to half of the population of the town, and its pay- 
roll amounts to a quarter of a million dollars a year. The plant 
is most perfect in all its details, and the business is so methodically 
organized that it runs like clockwork. There is one notable thing 
about the operations of this company. Other towns in the state 
have suffered by mill men sawing up all the best pine in a section 
and then pulling up and going to new fields, leaving the place to 
a slow but inevitable death. The Upham Manufacturing Company 
converts the pine into lumber and at the same time saws up the 
hardwood and manufactures it into furniture. By this arrange- 
ment the plant becomes permanent and a much greater number 
of men are employed. 

" Major Upham, whose genius and executive ability has given life 
to this vast enterprise and made its existence possible in the face 
of many seemingly insurmountable obstacles, is a comparatively 
young man. He was born in Westminster, Mass., May 3, 1841. 
He was the first to enlist in the Belle City Rifles at the breaking 
out of the war, and this company was of the only W^isconsin regi- 
ment in the first battle of the war. As already stated, his name 
was reported in the list of soldiers killed. He only knew that he 
Avas shot down and later taken off" the field and placed in Libby 
Prison, where he was kept for seven months and then paroled. He 
went to Washington and was sent for by Lincoln, to whom he was 
able to give a succinct statement of affairs in the South. Then 
he was given an appointment at West Point, and it is a singular 
fact that his first duty after being assigned to the army was to 
guard Jeff Davis, who was a prisoner at Fortress Monroe. Ten 
years' service in the army gave Alajor Upham all the military life 
he wanted. His career in the development of north-central Wis- 
consin has been something remarkable. A clear-headed business 
man and a patriotic citizen, Major Upham has long ago taken a 
place as one of the leading figures of the state." 

360 Upham Genealogy. 

In 1 89 1 William H. Upham was elected by the Grand Army of 
the Republic as commander of the Wisconsin department of that 
organization. William H. Upham and wife have: 
I Elsie Calkins, b. Oct. 28, 1869. 
II Carrie Lucy, b. Dec. 30, 1874. 

370. Ebenezer Phineas^ Upham (Ebenezer P.% Ebenezer 
B.", Ebenezer% Samuel'*, John", Phineas^, John'), of Oak Park, 
111., b. Aug. 20, 1827, in Mayville, Chautauqua Co., N. Y.; m. at 
Jamestown, N. Y., March 4, 1856 (by Rev. L. W. Norton), Alice 
Lucina Shaw, b. at Jamestown, July 14, 1834, the dau. of W. D., 
and wife L. F. Shaw of Jamestown. 

He left Mayville in 1846, and learned the printing business in 
the Journal 0^0.^ at Jamestown. In 1850 he entered into part- 
nership with another graduate of the Journal o^ce and purchased 
the yis'/zr/^^/ establishment. In 1858 the partners sold out at James- 
town and removed to Dubuque, Iowa, where they purchased the 
Dubuque Times, and published that paper. In i860 the firm pur- 
chased the State Register at Des Moines, Iowa, Mr. Upham remain- 
ing at Dubuque, and the firm conducting both papers. In 1862 
they sold the Dubuque Times, and the same year Mr. Upham sold 
his interest in the State Register to his partner and returned to 
Jamestown, where he was engaged in mercantile business and in 
farming for about eleven years. In 1873 Mr. Upham removed to 
Chicago, where he was connected with the financial department of 
the Chicago Inter-Ocean until 1877. From the latter year until 
1885 he held the position of auditor in the Chicago post-office. 
In 1887 Mr. Upham and his former partner (Hon. F. W. Palmer) 
purchased the entire stock of the Industrial World Company at 
Chicago, in which business relations they continued in 1889. 
Ebenezer P. Upham and wife had: 

I Frank Donelson, b. Feb. 16, 1862, in Dubuque. 
II Jennie Elizabeth, b. March 19, 1864, in James- 

371. William' Upham (Hiram', Joshua-, Ebenezer', SamuelS 
John'^, Phineas', John'), of Montana, b. Jan. 12, 1827; m. Mary 
Sinclair, of Jonesville, Mich., 1862; she d. in Jackson, Mich., 
about 1883. He was at one time in the mercantile business, and 
in 1 89 1 was living in Montana, where, with his three sons, he was 
said to be engaged in ranching. They had: 

I William. 
II Frank. 
HI Ralph. 

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372. Robert B.' Upham (Hiram", Joshua", Ebenezer, Sam- 
uel', John', Phineas', John'), of Chenango Co., N. Y., b. Feb. 2, 
1829; m. July 6, 1854, Rhoda Fisher, who was b. May 29, 1832, 
in Preston, Chenango Co., N. Y. They had: 

I Charles Alonzo, b. Nov. i, 1S56. 
II William Wallace, b. July 2, 1859. 

373. James Franklin' Upham (William^ James^ Jacob% 
Samuel', John', Phineas', John'), of Boston, Mass., b. in LoAvell, 
Mass., Oct. 26, 1841; m. Dec. 12, 1867, at Newton, Mass., Mary 
Ellen Gibbs, b. in Boston, Sept. 10, 1847. He enlisted in the 26th 
Mass. Inf'y, Nov. 18, 1861, and was successively hospital steward, 
second and first lieutenant in the same regiment; first served in 
Gen.^ Butler's command, landing on Ship Island Dec, 1861, and 
remaining on duty there until the capture of New Orleans, his 
regiment being the first to land in Louisiana. Afterward served 
under Gen. Banks. In 1864 ordered to Virginia, and was with 
Gen. Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley, being present at the 
battle of Cedar Creek, etc.; and after Lee's surrender took part 
in the grand review in Washington. Later ordered to Savannah, 
Ga., where he was assistant provost marshal, and honorably mus- 
tered out of service on account of the close of the war, Sept. 23, 

1865. In 1879 living in Boston in the employment of a wire 
goods manufactory; the same firm with whom he had been em- 
ployed before the war. They had: 

I Helena Lois, b. March 5, 1S70. 
II William Franklin, b. Dec. 8, 187 1. 
Ill Ida May, b. Feb. 18, 1874. 

374. Charles Henry' Upham (William L.', AVilliam^ Jacob^ 
Samuel', John^ Phineas% John'), of Westminster, Vt., b. June 
6, 1836, in Leominster, Mass.; m. Elizabeth M. Barbour, May 3, 

1866. They had: 

I Edward Barbour, b. Dec. 3. 1869, in Westminster. 
II George Allen, b. May 24, 1873. 

III Cora May, b. Jan. 8, 1876; died. 

IV Alice Gertrude, b. Nov., 1878; died. 

375. Albert Brewster' Upham (William L.^ William*, 
Jacob", Samuel', ]ohn\ Phineas% John'), of Leominster, Mass.,' 
b. Aug. 21, 1844, in Putney, Vt.; m. April 23, 1867, at Fitchburg, 
Mass., Laura Matilda Tyler, of South Ashby, Mass. They had 
(all b. at Leominster): 

I Fred. Edmond, b. Feb. 9, 1868. 
II Arthur Eugene, b. Nov. 7, 1S74. 

362 Upham Genealogy. 

III Eroyne Tyler, b. Oct. 9, 1876. 

IV Alice May, b. Feb. 2, 1880. 

V Roy Allen, b. Aug. 12, 1882. 

376. Anson^ Upham .(Chester', Nathan^ EzekieP, Ezekiel', 
John^, Phineas"^ John'), of Hamlin, Eaton Co., Mich., b. March 
21, 1814; m. Caroline Howe, June 15, 1838. He d. June 6, 1876. 
They had: 

I Rhoda, b. March 15, 1841; m. H. A. Buck, 
II Mary, b. July 29, 184-; m. Edgar Stephens. She d. 

III Sarah, b. Dec. 29, 1849; m. Orson Wheeler. 

IV David, b. Sept. 15, 1852; m. Hannah M. Culy, Dec. 

17, 1876. He d. Jan. 10, 1878. They had one 
child: Minnie Pearl, b. Sept. 25, 1877. 

484 V Orin W., b. Sept. 11, 1854; m. Alice C. Culy, and 

lived in New Haven, Mich. 

377. Albert' Upham (Chester^ Nathan^ EzekieP, Ezekiel^ 
John^ Phineas", John'), of Lansing, Mich., b. Oct. 17, 1818; m. 
Elizabeth Wells, Nov. 12, 1840. He d. July 17, 1885. They had: 

I Freeman, b. Sept. 3, 1842. 

II Chester F., b. Sept. 5, 1844. 

HI James H., b. Dec. 25, 1846. 

IV George D., b. June 30, 1848. 

V Charles, b. Nov. 18, 1850. 

VI Allen H., b. March 13, 1852; m. Frances Belding; no 

VII Theodore A., b. March 7, 1854. 
VIII Harrison L., b. Feb. 18, 1856; m. Alice Flanders; no 

378. Freeman Fisher' Upham (Chester^ Nathan^ EzekieP, 
Ezekiel^ John"*, Phineas", John'), of Odell, III, b. April 5, 1822; 
m. Olive Howe, Oct. 29, 1843. They had: 

I Lucy Jane, b. Sept. 22, 1846; m. James Gordon, 1873. 

485 II Edward, b. Sept. 27, 1848; m. Kate Plaggadorn, Nov. 

ID, 1869. 
HI Franklin, b. July 25, 1852; d. Oct. 13, 1865. 

379. James B." Upham (Chester', Nathan^, EzekieP, Eze- 
kiel^ John'^, Phineas", John'), of Williamstown, Iowa, b. March 3, 
1826, in Berkshire Co., Mass.; m. Susanna Cowles, July 3, 1846. 
She was b. Oct. 5, 1826. They had: 

486 I Warren, b. June 5, 1855 ; m. Allie Caine, and lived 

in Fredericksburg, Iowa. 

Upham Genealogy. 363 

487 II William, b. Sept. 14, 1857; m. May Struble, and lived 

in Williamstown. 

III Eva, b. Sept. 18, 1858; m. Willey Putney, Sept. 20, 


IV George, b. May 15, 1S62; m. Emma Struble, and had 

a son, Harry. 

V Oscar, b. Aug. 12, 1S67. 

380. Henry Nathan' Upham (Nathan', Nathan', Ezekiel', 
Ezekiel^ John'\ Phineas'^, John'), of Monterey, Mass., b. Feb. 16, 
1832; m. Frances R. Younglove, Sept. 5, 1852. They had : 

488 I Charles H., b. June 24, 1853 ; m. Lizzie C. Duffy, and 

lived in De Soto, Wis. 
II Cora F., b. April 13, 1858 ; m. Charles McDowell. 
Ill Clarence Nathan, b. Oct. 20, i860; d. Aug. 16, 1872. 

489 IV Clayton Benjamin, b. April 27, 1863; m. Marilla Ash- 

bury, and lived in DeSoto, Wis. 

V Curtiss, b. Oct. 28, 1866 ; d. Sept. 11, 1868. 

381. Hon. William' Upham (William W.', Leonard^ Eze- 
kieP, Ezekiel^ John^, Phineas^ John'), of Spencer, Mass., b. Feb. 
27, 1825, in Brimfield, Mass.; m. June 28, 1853, Lucretia Howe 
Pope, of Spencer, who survived his death. He d. at the Palace 
Hotel, in San Francisco, Cal., June 14, 1S82, while a member of 
an eastern excursion party to visit the Pacific coast. 

He was an extensive manufacturer of woolen goods at Spencer. 
He was an earnest Christian, and member of the Congregational 
church, very active and consistent in the cause of temperance. 
He was full of political zeal, and always had great influence in 
town and state affairs, and at different times held all the important 
town offices at Spencer. He v/as appointed justice of the peace 
in 1855, chosen representative in 1857, state senator in 1859, 
was of the governor's council, with the Hon. Alexander H. 
Rice, in 1877 ^'"^d 187S, and with Hon. Thomas Talbot in 1879. 

The following is one of several similar notices which were pub- 
lished at Spencer on the occasion of his death : 


" The dispatch announcing the sudden death of our prominent 
townsman, which occurred at San Francisco on Wednesday morn- 
ing, created a profound feeling of sorrow in this vicinity, and no- 
where was the feeling more manifest than among his own em- 
ployes of the Spencer Woolen-Mills. Spencer will be fortunate 
if she ever finds a man that can take his place. His position in 

364 Upham Genealogy. 

political, social and town affairs cannot be overestimated. He 
was always public spirited, as his first thought in encouraging any 
local institution was not of self-interest, he did not ask will it pay 
me, as a manufacturer, but will it be of benefit to the town. We 
know of many examples where this spirit was spontaneously 
manifested. He has served the town faithfully at all times, and 
was never known to be sparing of his time and money in the 
cause of local progress, and if these services could be estimated 
at their intrinsic worth even our own citizens would be astonished 
at the aggregate. He was a father to his employes, many of 
whom have grown old living a contented life in his and partners' 
service. We never entered the Spencer Woolen-Mills, and we 
have been there a great many times, without hearing some of the 
employes say he was a good man to his help, and that in dull 
times, he operated his mills at a loss to keep them at work. He 
always had a kind word, a genial smile for every man, woman or 
boy in the mills, and they all remember the many holidays, trips, 
and presents they have received from his lavish hand. We never 
saw him so happy as when he spent a day taking his operatives to 
the New England Institute fair at Boston, last fall, and these 
pleasant memories will live after him for years. His partners, 
Messrs. Geo. P. Ladd, Wm. Stanley and Hugh Kelly, had the 
same spirit, and we hope will continue to ripen the seeds of mer- 
cantile generosity scattered by their chief. It is not so much for 
what he did in the legislature, the state senate, or the governor's 
council that we revere the memory of Wm. Upham, but for the 
friendship, succor and practical help which he constantly gave to 
the lowliest ein])loye in his mill. He had some plans, thoughts 
and methods that sometimes made him enemies, but what human 
being is perfect, and as it requires no stretch of magnanimity to 
forget all these, let us only remember his good deeds, and per- 
petuate his virtues. To young men starting in business life, he 
was always stretching out a helping hand. We shall never forget 
the practical help, and the trust he placed in us when we began 
the duties of publishing the S//n/' 
Mr. Upham left no children. 

382. Charles Lucas' Upham (Hutchins P."', Jesse^ John% 
Ezekiel^, John'^, Phineas", John'), of Worcester, Mass., b. Dec. 7, 
1836; m. Sarah Quirk. They had: 

I Frederick Gill, b. Dec. 21, 1861. 
II Mary Foster, b. March 14, 1868. 

Upham Genealogy. 365 

383. John Jesse' Upham (Jesse', Jesse^ Jolin^, Ezekiel^ 
John^, Phineas", John'), of Worcester, Mass., b. May 22, 1836, in 
North Brookfield, Mass.; m. Aug. 24, 1S70, Caroline Louisa Allen, 
b. Oct. 26, 1S47, in Oakham, Mass. He enlisted in Company F, 
42d Mass. Inf'v, Aug. 20, 1S62, and served one year. They had: 

I Child. 
II Bessie Content, b. Dec. 22, 1876. 

384. Charles William' Upham (William', John'', John', 
Ezekiel^, John", Phineas'"', John'), b. March 2, 1843; m. Abbie L. 
Dimock, June 14, 1866, who was b. June 2, 1844. He disappeared 
June 4, 1872 ; went out in the evening on business, and was not 
afterward seen or heard of. They had: 

I Carrie Louisa, b. June 22, 1867; d. Sept. 20, 186S. 
II Minnie Alice, b. Feb. i, 1870; m. George T. Porter, 
July 25, 1887. 

385. Lewis E.' Upham (William', John'', John', Ezekiel"', 
John^, Phineas', John'), of Palmer and Brightwood, Mass., b. 
March 15, 1855; m. Minnie S. Hitchcock, of Palmer, Oct. 17, 
1877, who was b. April 16, 185 1. They had: 

I Carroll L., b. June 7, 1878; d. Feb. 8, 1887. 
II Walter S., b. July 26, iSSo; d. Dec. 4, 18S6. 
Ill Myron L., b. May 8, 1882. 

386. Dr. Edward Fiske' Upham (Denslow', Ezekier\ Asa*, 
Ezekiel'', John', Phineas", John'), of West Randolph, Vt., b. Jan. 
29, 1825, in Warren, Vt. ; m. Marcli 10, 1847, Orlena Dodge, at 
Lincoln, Vt., b. in Berlin, Vt., Dec. i, 1825. He graduated, M. 
D., at Carleton Medical College 1854; commenced practice at 
Ripton, Vt. ; then went to Pittsfield and Rutland, and to West 
Randolph in i860. They had: 

I Adah Orlena, b. Oct. 14, 1849, in Pittsfield; d. Dec. 
24, 1868. 
II Edward Denslow, b. June i, 1853, in Pittsfield; m. 
Abbie G. Kinney, of West Randolph, Aug. 21, 1878. 
He graduated, B. S., Norwich University, Vt., June, 
1874; taught mathematics at St. Augustine Col- 
lege, Benecia, Cab, two years, and was later editor 
of the Herald and News at West Randolph. He 
lived at Shelbyville, Ala., at last accounts, and had 
daughters Lida and Ada. 

387. Joshua"* Upham (P^ancis L.\ Joshua*', William^ EzekieP, 
John^, Phineas", John'), of Weathersfield, Vt., b. there, Feb. 9, 

366 Upham Genealogy. 

1841 ; m. Abbie S. White, of North Springfield, Vt., Nov. 25, 
1869, who was a graduate of Fort Edward Institute, N. Y. He 
has been a member of the First Baptist Church since 18 years of 
age, and four years superintendent of the Sunday-school. He 
served four years in the army during the War of the Rebellion, 
and was for a portion of that time on duty in the Adjutant-Gen- 
eral's office in Washington. He has filled various town offices at 
Weathersfield, and lives on the same place where his grandfather 
Joshua lived. They had : 

I George A., b. June 4, 1872. 
II Carrie Abbie, b. Jan. 21, 1874. 
HI Frank Eugene, b. Feb. 9, 1875 ; d. Sept. 8, 1875. 
IV Eugene W., b. Aug. 15, 1876. 
V William A., b. Dec. 30, 1877. 
VI Fannie J., b. March 24, 1880. 
VII Harrv J., b. Sept. 15, 1881. 
VIII Alice N., b. March 28, 1883. 
IX John F., b. March 10, 1884. 
X Don A., b. May 28, 1885. 

388. Colonel Charles Leslie' Upham (William D.\ Caleb«, 
William^, Ezekiel^, John^ Phineas', John'), of Meriden, Conn., b. 
May 24, 1839, in Townshend, Vt. ; m. Nov, 22, 1863, Emily M. 
Clark, at Meriden, who d, Aug. 26, 1864; m. (2) Elizabeth L. 
Hall, at Meriden, July 12, 1877. 

He attended the Leland and Gray Seminary at Townshend, and 
at the age of 16 went into the employment of a mercantile house 
at Meriden. In 1858 went to sea before the mast, visiting Aus- 
tralia and South America, being absent a little more than one year, 
and returning to his former employment in 1859. At the begin- 
ning of the War of the Rebellion he entered the 3d Conn, Inf'y, 
a three months' regiment, as first sergeant, with which he was en- 
gaged at the first battle of Bull Run. He raised a company for 
the 8th Conn. Inf'y, and was commissioned as captain in that regi- 
ment, Sept. 21, 186 1 ; promoted major, Dec, 23, 1862; lieutenant- 
colonel, April 2, 1863; and colonel of the 15th Conn. Inf'y, April 
6, 1863 ; mustered out of service on account of the close of the war, 
June 27, 1865. He was present at the following general engage- 
ments: First Bull Run, July 3, 1861; Roanoke Island, Feb. 8, 1862; 
New Berne, March 14, 1862, where he was severely wounded; South 
Mountain, Sept. 14, 1862; Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862; siege 
of Suffolk, April and May, 1863, including the actions on Eden- 
ton road, April 24, and Providence Church road. May 3; he com- 

Of Meriden, Conn. 

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manded a brigade in the actions before Kingston, N. C, April 
7-11, 1865. 

In the fall of 1865 the mercantile house of Ives, Upham & Rand 
was organized at Meriden, in which Col. Upham was one of the 
partners, and where he still continued in 1889. He was two terms 
elected as mayor of Meriden by the Republicans. He had by 
wife Emily: 

I Emma Clark, b. Aug. 16, 1864. 
By wife Elizabeth : 

II William Hall, b. Aug. 14, 1878. 

III Lucy Curtis, b. Jan. 25, 1880; d. Aug. 2, 1880. 

IV Charles Leslie, b. March 8, 1882. 
V Francis Curtis, b. June 15, 1884. 

VI Elizabeth, b. Feb. 28, 1888. 

389. Furman' Upham (Lucius H.', Barak^ William"*, Ezekiel**, 
John'', Phineas", John'), of Toledo, Ohio, b. at Red Bank, N, J., 
June 12, 1838; m. Oct. 2, 1864, in Toledo, Evaline Lewis. (In 
1889 he was at Guthrie, Indian Territory.) They had (all born 
in Toledo): 

I Clarence, b. July 14, 1865. 

II William H., b. Dec. 28, 1867. 

III Oscar J., b. Dec. 14, 187 1. 

IV Glide L., b. Nov. 4, 1873. 

390. Horace Lane^ Upham (William H.'', Jacob^ Nathaniel', 
Ezekiel^, John', Phineas", John'), of Fiskdale, Mass., b. Feb. 9, 
1857; m. Sylvia Jane Cummings, Sept. 23, 1879. They had: 

I Mary Edith, b. Aug. 13, 1880. 
II Ethel Myra, b. July 24, 1883. 
Ill Fanny Crosby, b. Sept. 26, 1885. 

391. Nathaniel Bradlee" Upham (Nathan', Nathan^ 
Thomas^, Thomas^, Thomas', Phineas", John'), of Fitchburg, 
Mass., b. Dec. 5, 1832; m. Emily A. Mitchell, 1854; shed. April 
3, 1S57 ; m. (2) Sarah E. Carleton, 1861. He was in Co. A, 53d 
Mass. Inf'y, and was killed at Port Hudson, La., June 14, 1863. 
He had by wife Emily: 

I Jeannie, b. Sept., 1854; m. Charles E. Cough, April 
27, 1887. 
By wife Sarah : 

II Nathan Carlton, b. Jan. 3, 1862. 

392. Sidney Spaulding- Upham (Thomas', Ephraim^ 
Thomas^ Thomas"*, Thomas'^, Phineas^, John'), of Concord, N. H., 

368 Upham Genealogy. 

b. Sept. 10, 1842; m. Jan. 28, 1870, Ausebia A. Whittin, of Hop- 
kinton, N. H. They had: 

I Frank Leon, b. May 12, 1872; d. July 12, 1872. 
II Sidney Ethel, b. May 10, 1873. 
Ill Barton Thomas, b. March 11, 1874. 

393. Abijah^ Upham (Abijah\ Abijah", Abijah\ Abijah*, 
Thomas^, Phineas", John^), of Readville, Me., and of California, 
b. Dec. 24, 1808, in Lincolnville, Me.; m. Eliza Muzzy in 
Searsmont, Me., Dec. 28, 1835, who d. in Readville, Sept., 1S53. 
He went to California in 1854, and d. of nervous exhaustion in 
Sacramento, Jan. 28, 1864. They had: 

I Emery Irving, b. Nov. 12, 1836, in Readville. He 
went to California in 1854, and in 1890 was living in 
Collinsville, Cal., unm., engaged in mercantile busi- 
ness, raising grain and sheep. 
II Celeste Adelaide, b. Feb., 1840, in Readville ; d. in 
Waterville, Me., Dec, 1866. 

III Joseph Muzzy, b. Feb., 1840, in Readville; m. in Cali- 

fornia, 1S70, Emily Pratt, of Marlboro, Mass., who 
d. 187-; m. (2) Nellie Pratt, in 1888. In 1890 he 
was living at Central Point, Ore. He had by first 
wife, Emery and Everett. 

IV Mary Eliza, b. Jan. 15, 1843, in Readville; d. Dec. 15, 

V Charles A.; d. young. 

490 VI Lorenzo Muzzy, b. Sept. 5, 185 1, in Readville; m. 

Lizzie M. Brown, and lived at Sherman Island, Cal. 

394. Ansel' Upham (Abijah', Abijah', Abijah', Abijah-*, 
Thomas"', Phineas", John'), of Dixon, Solano Co., Cal., b. Feb. 
17, 1816, in Lincolnville, Me.; m. Jane Lovejoy, in Lincolnville, 
Jan. 9, 1840. He sailed from Boston for California, Dec. 18, 
1849, and in the later years of his life was engaged in the practice 
of dentistry at Dixon, where he d. Nov. 3, 1883. They had: 

491 I Finaldo Frank, b. Oct. 21, 1843, in Maine; m. Annie 

B. Stevens, and in 1890 was living in Dixon, en- 
gaged in the practice of dentistry. 
They had other children, all of whom d. early. 

395. Edwin Emery^ Upham (AbijalV, Abijah^ Abijah^, 
Abijah", Thomas'^, Phineas', John'), of Readville, Me., and Ply- 
mouth, N. H., b. June 18, 1824; m. Anna Lovejoy in 1844. They 

I Edwin, b. Sept. 21, 1847; d. same day. 

Upham Genealogy. 369 

II Ida Josephine, b. July 14, 1849 I ™- Frank B. Thayer, 
Sept. 8, 1873, ^^d was living at St, Paul, Minn., 

III Ada White, b. April 16, 1852; m. Henry C. Reed. 

IV Lester Emery, b. May 8, 1855; d. at Jacksboro, Tex., 

Jan. 17, 1882. 
V Fred Augustus, b.|July 16, 1856; m. Mary J. Creeber, 
Nov. 20, 1883. Living at Bridgewater, N. H. 
VI Gardner L., b. June 8, 1864; d. at Plymouth, N. H., 

May 28, 1884. 
VII Eva L., b. Oct. 4, 1869; m. Harry E. Mills, Jan. 14, 

396. Abel Tilden^ Upham (Charles^ AbijahS Abijah^ Abi- 
jah^, Thomas", Phineas'^, John'), of Stoughton, Mass., b. there, 
Aug. 26, 1806; m. June 22, 1828, Mary Ann May, dau. of Isaac 
and Jerusha (Holmes) May (both of Stoughton), who was b. 
Jan. 16, 181 1, and was living at Stoughton, 1889. He d. Sept. 
20, 1888, in Stoughton. 

He was a member of the Massachusetts legislature in 1855, his 
only public office. His son wrote concerning him : " He was 
eminently a family man, and the dearest spot on earth to him was 
his own fireside. There was no pleasanter family than his, and no 
one enjoyed it more than he. His convictions were very strong, 
and whatever he believed he cherished with his whole nature. He 
was a 'Free Soiler' from the start, an ardent temperance man, 
and an earnest advocate of every cause he believed to be right." 

At his death the following obituary notice appeared in the paper 
at Stoughton : 

" Died in Stoughton, Thursday, Sept. 20, 1888, at his residence 
on Lincoln street, Abel Tilden Upham. 

" ' Uncle Abel,' as he was familiarly called, is gone. His was 
a familiar and well-beloved face on our streets. For many years 
he has gone in and out among us, always the same pleasant, hon- 
est and respected citizen, whose friends embraced the entire com- 
munity, and whose goodness was recognized by all. In the death 
of Uncle Abel the writer loses a personal friend, and we know we 
voice the sentiment of the community when we testify to the sense 
of deep loss in his death. It seems only yesterday that his form 
was seen at the post-office and on our streets. He had lived be- 
yond the full of three score years and ten, and yet we cannot but 
feel the deep sense of sadness at his taking away. 

" He has always resided in our midst. For about two years his 
health has been failing, the result of a cancer, which caused his death. 

370 Upham Genealogy. 

"There are left to mourn his loss a wife and three children: 
Louisa, wife of Albert Holbrook, of this town, Alfred, our promi- 
nent shoe manufacturer, and Mary A., of this town. He also 
leaves two brothers and a sister : Enos, of Canton, Amanda, wife 
of Geo. Waugh, of this town, and Artemus, of Ashburnham. 

" Mr. Upham was a member of the Stoughton Musical Society, 
and of the Stoughton Grenadier Association, of which association 
he was a constant attendant. The Grenadiers will attend the fu- 
neral in a body. Funeral from his late residence, this afternoon, 
at 2 o'clock." 

Abel T. Upham and wife Mary Ann had : 

492 I Charles, b. July 26, 1829; m. Laura A- Churchill, and 

lived in Stoughton. 
II George White, b. July 14, 183 1 ; d. Oct, 5, 1832. 

III Louisa Ruth, b. Sept. 3, 1833; m. Albert Holbrook, 

May 12, 1854; no children. 

IV Franklin Bell, b. Jan. 19, 1836; m. Lucy Alice Porter, 

Nov. 8, 1 863, dau. of Cyrus and Jane (Howard) 
Porter, of Stoughton. He d. Aug. 29, 1870. They 
had Alice Bell, b. Aug. 13, 1869. 

493 V Alfred, b. Aug. 17, 1838; m. Mary Elmina Churchill, 

sister of his brother's wife. He was a manufacturer 
of boots and shoes, living in Stoughton, 1889. 
VI Lucy May, b. Jan. 25, 1841; d. Feb. 11, 1841. 
VII Lucy Ann, b. March 5, 1842; d. Aug. 5, 1848. 
VIII Mary Ellen, b. June 24, 1846; d. Aug. 4, 1848. 
IX Mary Ann, b. Sept. 7, 1850. 

397. Enos' Upham (Charles', Abijah^, Abijah^, Abijah*, 
Thomas', Phineas', John^), of Canton, Mass., b. Sept. 14, 1808, 
in Stoughton; m. Mary Shepard, 1832; m. (2) Ann ]\I. Shepard, 
1838. He had by wife INIary: 

I Ann Shepard, b. Aug. 4, 1833; d. Sept. 18, 1834. 
II Mary Jane, b. May 20, 1837; m. Reuben A. Connor, 
April 25, 1855, who was b. in Gilmanton, N. H., 
1829. They had : 
A Mary Lelia Luella Connor, b. Feb. 25, 1857 ; 

d. Feb. 28, 1867. 
B Enos Upham Connor, b. Sept. 13, 1858. 
C Charles Willard Connor, b. Feb. 16, 1864 ; d. 
Feb. 14, 1865. 

398. Charles'^ Upham (Charles^ Abijah^ Abijah^ Abijah^, 
Thomas", Phineas", John^), of Stoughton, Mass., b. there Oct. 

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21, 1810; m. Abigail R. Hawes, 1837. He d. April 6, 1859. They 

I Charles Enos, b. Oct. 20, 1839; d. June 4, 1848. 

II Melville Merritt, b. May 8, 1843; ^' Carrie A. Curran, 

1872. They had Bertha Merritt, b. Nov. 23, 1878. 

III Eunice Ellen, b. Aug. 14. 1848; m. William Warren, 

Feb. 8, 1876. They had, Ellen Claribel Warren, b. 
Dec. 27, 1876, d. April 28, 1877 ; and Charles 
William Warren, b. May 5, 1879. 

IV Abbie A., b. Feb. 15, 1856. 

399. Artemas Gay- Upham (Charles', Abijah^ Abijah% Abi- 
jah^, Thomas', Phineas", John'), of Ashburnham, Mass., b. May 
25, 1818, in Canton, Mass.; m. Abigail H. Dexter, March 19, 
1838, who was b. in Scituate, Mass., June 29, i8t8, dau. of Thomas 
and Abigail (Gushing) Dexter. He formerly lived in Pelham, N. 
H., and in Lowell, Mass. Living in Ashburnham 1889. They had : 

I Charles Thomas, b. June 16, 1839, at Scituate; d. 
Aug. 17, 1854, at Pelham. 

II Andrew Gushing, b. Dec. 12, 1842, at Lowell. He 

enlisted in Co. C, 3cth Mass. Regt., in 1S61, and 
served until the end of the war. He m. Dec. 24, 
1869, Mary Lizzie Estey, b. in Canton, Mass., June 
27,1847. He lived in Gardner, Mass., 1889. They 
had Minnie L., b. Jan. 29, 1872, in Ashburnham. 

III Sumner Holt, b. Sept. 13, 1845; m. July 31, 1866, 

Sophia E. Cutter, dau. of James, of Pelham. Liv- 
ing in Ashburnham, 1889. 

IV Harlan Pillsbury, b. Dec. 6, i860, in Pelham; m. May 

I, 1884, Sadie Muzzy, b. in Chester, Vt., June 10, 
i860. In 1889 he was in the grocery and provision 
business, at Gardner, Mass. 

400. Amos' Upham (Amos', Amos', Abijah', Abijah^ Thomas^ 
Phineas', John"), of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, b. in Canton, Mass., 
about 1816 ; m. Martha Cutler. Both died 1851. They had: 

I Clara Elinor, b. 1843. at Chagrin Falls; m. James H. 
Marbin, of Hillsdale, Mich., who d. Oct. 4, 1872. 
494 II Charles E., b. Sept. 6, 1S49, at Chagrin Falls; m. 

Hattie P. Curtis. Lived in North Adams, Mich. 

401. Vernon Bingham- Upham (Josiah S.', Jonathan", Abi- 
jah*, Abijah'*, Thomas^ Phineas"', John'), of Brooklyn, N. Y., b. 
Sept. 2^1, 1845. in Roxbury. Mass.: m. in Brooklyn, June 28, 1876, 
Elizabeth Teresa, dau. of Capt. L. M. Murray, of Brooklyn. He 

37^ Upham Genealogy. 

is senior partner in the Empire Rivet Works, Jay and John streets, 
Brooklyn. They had: 

I. Victor Morton, b. in Brooklyn, March 17, 1879. 

402. Thomas Abijah^ Upham (JoeP, AbijalA Phineas^ 
Abijah*, Thomas^, Phineas', John'), of Cambridge, Mass., b. in 
Weston, Mass., Sept. 29, 1830; m. Sept. 26, 1854, Lucetta Day 
Averill, dau. of William and Eliza Averill, of Sedgewick, Me. 
He was in business in Boston in 1890. They had: 

495 I Harry Thomas, b. in Boston, Jan. 16, 1856; m. Eliza 

Colby Richardson, of Cambridge. 

403. Edwin Porter* Upham {]oeV, Abijah', Phineas', Abi- 
jah*, Thomas^, Phineas', John'), of Washington, D. C, b. in Wes- 
ton, Mass., March 25, 1845; m. Oct. 25, 1877, Flora Louisa Ellis, 
dau. of John Sardine and Lucinda Ellis, of Weston. At the age 
of 17 he enlisted in the 44th Mass. Inf'y, which regiment was or- 
ganized Aug. 19, 1862, and mustered into service Sept. 12, 1862, 
at Readville, Mass.; went to New Berne, N. C, with that regi- 
ment, and was there assigned to the brigade of Gen. Thomas G. 
Stevenson, in Gen. Wessell's division of the i8th Army Corps, 
commanded by Maj.-Gen. John G. Foster. At the end of his 
term of service he returned to his home in Weston, and was later 
for some years a student and teacher of music. In December, 
1878, he received an appointment to a position in the National 
Museum, at Washington, in the department of pre-historic anthro- 
pology, where he continued in 1890. They had: 

I Romenia Fontinette, b. in Weston, Aug. 15, 1879. 
II Edwin Porter, Jr., b. in Weston, Sept. 13, 1884; d. 

Sept. 17, 1884. 
Ill Frederick, b. in Washington, March 30, 1886, 

404. Joel Herbert* Upham (Joel', Abijah', Phineas', Abijah^ 
Thomas^, Phineas", John'), of Boston, Mass., b. in Weston, Mass., 
Sept. 26, 1856; m. Aug. 4, 1878, Lizzie Marian Burrage, dau. of 
Joseph H. and Huldah J. Burrage, of Boston. She died of con- 
sumption, in Boston, July 29, 1880. They had: 

I Harold Burrage, b. in Boston, March 4, 1879. 

405. James Myrick^ Upham (Myrick', Abijah«, Phineas', 
Abijah"*, Thomas^, Phineas", John'), of Weston, Mass., b. there, 
Oct. 22, 1844; m. there, Aug. 16, 1870, Emma Jane Cooper, of 
Weston, b. in Southbridge, Mass., Aug. 7, 1845 (dau. of James 
Cooper and wife, Almira Keyes). They had : 

I Walter James, b. in Weston, Dec. 17, 1873. 

Upham Genealogy. 373 

406. Warren Abijah® Upham (Abijalv, Abijah^ Phineas', 
Abijah'*, Thomas^, Phineas", John'), of Atlantic City, N. J., b. 
Aug. 17, 1843, in North Tewksbury, Mass.; m. May 23, 1867, 
Elizabeth K., dan. of Hiram and Isabel Webb, of Philadelphia, 
Pa.; she d. in Philadelphia, March 5, 1876, d. ae. 32; m. (2) June 
i5> 1877, Mrs. Annie B. Ritter, dau. of Charles Lindley, of Phila- 
delphia. In 1890, he was living at Atlantic City, a member of the 
Baptist Church. He had, by wife Elizabeth : 

I Fannie Clift, b. March 8, 1868; d. April 3, 1883. 
II Minnie Webb, b. April's, 1869. 
HI Mary Barnard, b. June 15, 1870; d. March 4, 1889. 
IV Warren Abijah, b. July 5, 1872. 
V Edward Harlen, b. Jan. 3, 1874; d. Aug. 12, 1874. 
VI Lewis Porter, b. Jan. 29, 1875; d. Jan. 3, 1876. 
VII Charles Thompson, b. Dec. 15, 1875; d. May 10, 1876, 

407. Edward Payson* Upham (Abijah^ Abijah^ Phineas^ 
Abijah'*, Thomas^, Phineas^, John'), of Dorchester, Mass., b. June 
24, 1850, in North Tewksbury, Mass.; m. Oct. 13, 1880, in Dor- 
chester, Mrs. Maria T. Humphreys, dau. of Elias E. and Eliza- 
beth Davis, of Boston. In 1890 he was living in Dorchester, one 
of the firm of J. H. Upham & Co., grocers, " Upham's Corner," 
and a member of the Stoughton street Baptist Church. They had: 

I Edward Payson, b. July 23, 1883. 
II Elizabeth Frances, b. Aug. 1, 1887. 

408. Augustus Marshall' Upham (Marshall L.', Abijah^ 
Phineas^, Abijah'*, Thomas'', Phineas^ John'), of Weston, Mass., 
b. there, Dec. 8, 1854; m. Oct. 10, 1878, Emma Cruikshank of 
Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia, dau. of Donald and Mary Ann 
(Bryson) Cruikshank, of Musquodoboit. He was a farmer, living 
at Weston, 1890. They had: 

I George Marshall, b. July 26, 1879. 
II Anna Maria, b. Oct. 10, 1880. 
Ill Lilian Frances, b. June 9, 1882. 

409. William Warren' Upham (Marshall L.'', Abijah^ 
Phineas% Abijah'', Thomas", Phineas", John'), of Waltham, Mass., 
b. in Weston, Mass., May 31, i860; m. Dec. 22, 1881, Mary Little- 
field, b. in Wells, Me., dau. of Woodbury and Susan Littlefield. 
He was a jeweler in Waltham, 1890. They had : 

I Freeman Warren, b. Feb. 25, 1884. 
H Florence Mabel, b. Jan. 20, 1886. 

410. Edward W.' Upham (Edward^ John M.', Phineas*, 

374 Upham Genealogy. 

Abijah*, Thomas^, Phineas^ John'), of Dorchester, Mass., b. Oct. 
1 8, 1 841, in Boston; m. Georgiana F. Lord, of Effingham, N. H. 
They had: 

I Frederick Lord, b. Sept. 29, 1865, in Boston; d. Jan. 

14, 1875. 
II Edward Frank, b. Feb. 28, 1867, in Boston; d. Aug. 
II, 1888. 
Ill Grace May, b. Jan. 25, 1873, in West Newton, Mass. 

411. Charles Henry^ Upham (Edward^ John M.^ Phineas^, 
Abijah"*, Thomas^, Phineas', John'), of Newton, Mass., b. there, 
Jan. 4, 1844; m. June 3, 1868, at Newton, Laura Isabella Snow, 
of Boston. His family living at Newton, 1889, but his time mostly 
occupied at Chicago, in the freight department of the C., B. & Q. 
R. R. Co. They had, all b. in Newton: 

I Charles Loring, b. Sept. 3, 1870. 
II George Herbert, b. Oct. 2, 1875. 
Ill Arthur Snow, b. Feb. i, 1878; d. July, 1878. 

412. Isaac® Upham (Benjamin P.^, Isaac*, Jabez^ Josiah'*, 
Thomas^ Phineas^, John'), of San Francisco, Cal., b. May 22, 
1837, in Union, Knox Co., Me.; m. in San Francisco, Feb. 
7, 1874, Nancy R, R. Delzelle, b. Dec. 4, 1854, in St. Louis, Mo. 
(Her family from Tennessee. About 1840 her grandfather 
went to Missouri, and was an active member of the Presby- 
terian church for fifty years. He was of French and Scotch 
extraction. His son, Isaac A. Delzelle, rn. Margaret A. E. Has- 
tings. John Hastings was in the Revolutionary war. His son, 
John Halloway Hastings, was b. in North Carolina, 1796, was a 
Union man during the war of the Rebellion, and d. in Kansas, 
1864. His wife was Rachel Canon, and her father, Thomas 
Canon, was in the battle of New Orleans. John H. Hastings and 
wife, Rachel Canon, were the parents of Margaret A. E. Has- 
tings, who m. Isaac A. Delzelle, and these were the parents of 
Nancy R. R. Delzelle, who m. Isaac Upham.) 

Isaac Upham went from Union to Appleton, Me., 1843. After 
the death of his mother, went to Newburyport, Mass., where he 
attended school for one year, supporting himself by carrying news- 
papers. Returned to Union and lived on a farm with his uncle, 
John Upham. Attended the high school at Lincolnville, three 
years. Taught school in the winters of 1856 and 1857. In the 
spring of 1857, entered the Maine Wesleyan Seminary at Kent's 
Hill, attending successive terms till the spring of i860, having 
graduated in the scientific department in the fall of 1859. March 

Of San Francisco, Cal. 

Upham Genealogy. 375 

20, 1860^ sailed from New York in the steamer for California via 
Panama; was first employed as a clerk in a store at Hansonville, 
Yuba Co., Cal., at a salary of $25 per month. A few months 
later, commenced teaching in a district in Butte county, which 
was afterward called " Upham District," which name it retained 
permanently. Taught in Evansville, Hansonville, Upham dis- 
trict and Bangor, all in the same section, until the fall of 1863; 
was then elected county superintendent of schools for Butte 
county for two years from March, 1864; besides which, taught 
school at Oroville four years. In the fall of 1867 was elected 
superintendent of schools in Yuba county, remaining as such until 
March, 1870. Sweet's History of the Public School System of 
California says: " Isaac Upham taught in Butte county for several 
years; organized a fine school at Oroville, and was subsequently 
an able county superintendent of Butte and Yuba counties." 

Upon the expiration of his term of office in Yuba county, Mr. 
Upham moved to San Francisco, representing for one year the 
firm of Wilson, Hinkle & Co., of Cincinnati; after which he pur- 
chased one-half interest in the firm of Henry Payot & C9., at 
that time principally a foreign book-store, on Washington street, 
where the entire business was conducted by the members of the 
firm with the assistance of three clerks. In 1876 the character 
of the business was changed to some extent, and the location 
moved to 204 Sansome street, and later to Battery street, where 
it still continues under the name of Payot, Upham & Co., whole- 
sale and importing stationers and booksellers. The firm is one of 
the largest and most important on the Pacific coast, and its various 
departments furnish employment to a great number of clerks and 
other employees. Mr, Upham's residence is in Oakland. Isaac 
Upham and wife had: 

I Isaac O., b. Feb. 5, 1875, in San Francisco. 
II Benjamin, b. April 6, 1876, in San Francisco. 

(A genealogy of this branch of the Uphams was published by 
the compiler of this work in 1884.) 

413. John Frank^ Upham {John\ Isaac^ Jabez^, Josiah^, 
Thomas% Phineas^ John^), of North Union, Me., b. in Union, 
Nov. 9, 1858; m. Carrie E. Fossett, Dec. 26, 1881, b. in North 
Union, Jan. 11, 1858. He was engaged in farming on the old 
place at Union in 1890, also dealing in stock, and manufacturing 
lime casks. They had, b. in Union: 

I Wayne Merton, b. Aug. 17, 1883. 
II Ina Fossett, b. March 15, 1887. 
Ill Ruby Mae, b. Dec. 12, 1889. 

376 Upham Genealogy. 

414. Isaac Francis^ Upham (John^ Isaac«, Jabez^, Josiah'', 
Thomas^, Phineas*, John'), of Camden, Me., b. Dec. 15, i860, in 
Union, Me.; m. Emma A. Ball, at Worcester, Mass., Dec. 23, 
1887. Living at Camden, 1890. They had: 

I Earl Hastings, b. April 4, 1889. 

415. William Melvin- Upham (John^ John^, Jabez^, Josiah^, 
Thomas^ Phineas', John'), of Boston, Mass., b. in Bristol, Lincoln 
Co., Me., Oct. 29, 1852; m. in Boston, July 9, 1879, Florence 
Cecelia Allison, b. in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1858, dau. of Robert 
John and Elizabeth (Tongue) Allison. 

He Avas graduated at the Brimmer School, Boston, at the age of 
fourteen, was first with John K. Porter, auctioneer, then with the 
Faneuil Hall Fire Insurance Co., of which company he became 
secretary in 1880, and in which position he remained in 1889. 
Office, No. 8 Congress street. They had : 

I Ethel Allison, b. in Boston, July 9, 1880. 
11 Nettie Lougee, b. in Boston, April 8, 1882. 

416. James Austin- Upham (Sylvanus'', Joseph«, Joseph^ 
Joseph"*, Thomas'', Phineas^, John'), of Albany, Linn Co., Ore., b. 
near Cooperstown, Otsego Co., N. Y., Sept. 18, 1823; m. at Kings- 
ton, Green Lake Co., Wis., Oct. 5, 1853, Elmira S. Carpenter, b. 
in Ithaca, N. Y., Dec. 25, 1836. He went to Wisconsin in 1844, 
and in 1854 went to California, but returned and lived afterward 
in Minnesota; about 1869, he went with his family to Albany, 
Ore., where he and his wife were living in 1890. They had: 

I Julia Etta, b. in Brooklyn, Wis., Dec. 13, 1854; m. 
Oct. 5, 1873, in Albany, James W. Turner. She d. 
Sept. 22, 1876, leaving a son, Roy O. Turner, two 
years old at that time. 

496 II James Henry, b. in Northfield, Minn., Nov. 22, T859; 

m. Elva J. Dickey, living in Portland, Ore., 1890. 

497 III Edwin Jay, b. in Northfield, Minn., April 20, 1864; m. 

Carrie M. Day, and in 1890, living in Albany. 

417. Albe* upham (Sylvanus\ Joseph*^, Joseph^ Joseph", 
Thomas^, Phineas^ John'), of Northfield, Minn., b. July i, 1832, 
in Steuben Co., N. Y.; m. Dec. 29, 1868, Alice Fidelia Wells. He 
went to Wisconsin with his brother, James Austin Upham, in 1844, 
and in 1854 went to California, living at Stockton, Georgetown, 
and Marysville, afterward returning to Wisconsin; in 1857, went 
to Minnesota, and in 1890, was in the real estate business at 
Northfield. They had: 

I Florence Diana, b. Oct. 25, 1874. 



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II Wade M., b. Sept. 13, 1877. 

III James Ney, b. July 15, 1879. 

IV Clara A., b. Jan. 12, 1883. 

V Grover Cleveland, b. Jan. 13, 1887. 

418. Andrew Jackson- Upham (Joseph^ Joseph", Joseph^ 
Josephs Thomas^ Phineas', John'), of Sycamore, 111., b. June 
22, 1847, in Portage, Livingston Co., N. Y.; m. Adell Wakeley, of 
Black Creek, N. Y., at Hornersville, N. Y., Sept. 28, 1869. Liv- 
ing at Sycamore, 1889. 

He enlisted in Company B, 189th N. Y. Inf., Sept. 13, 1864, at 
the age of seventeen, and served with the 5th Army Corps; was 
present at the second battle of Hatchers Run, in the fall of 1864, 
and on the Weldon railroad raid in North Carolina, Dec, 1864; 
was at the battle of Stony Run, and the battle of Five Forks, 
1865; was present at Appomattox, and witnessed the surrender 
of General Lee's army. Honorably mustered out near Washing- 
ton, D. C, May 30, 1865. They had : 

I Claude Lamonte, b. Aug. 2, 1874. 
II Glenn Wakeley, b. Oct. 15, 1882. 

419. Captain Frank Kidder* Upham (Sylvanus K."", Syl- 
vanus^ Joseph^ Joseph'*, Thomas', Phineas', John'), of the 
United States army, b. May 30, 1841, in Castine, Me. ; m. at 
Dixon, 111., April i, 1871, Sarah Elvira Camp, b. Nov. 23, 1852, 
in Fillmore, Montgomery Co., 111. A member of the Presby- 
terian church. (She was the daughter of Harvey Camp, b. in 
Hanover, N. H., Dec. 10, 1820, and his wife, Susan South- 
worth, b. in Bradford, Vt., March 8, 1823; d. at Dixon, March 
19, 1890. The Camps originally came from Milford, Conn., and 
the South worths from Duxbury, Mass., descendants of Constant, 
son of Widow Alice Southworth, who came to Plymouth in the 
ship An?i, Aug. 1, 1623, and married Governor Bradford.) 

Frank K. Upham went one voyage to sea, sailing from Castine, 
Aug., 1856, in the clipper ship Hezekiah Williams, — the captain 
of which was a "relative by marriage" — and was shipwrecked 
Feb. 7, 1857, on the coast of Nova Scotia, on the return voyage 
from Europe, the ship being a total wreck; after which returned 
to Illinois. April 15, 1859, left Dixon with a party en roide to the 
Pikers Peak gold mines, but crossed the plains by the overland 
route instead, reaching California in October of that year. Was 
one of the number concerning whom the book for boys, called 
"The Boy Emigrants," was written by his uncle, Noah Brooks, 
who was also one of the party. Was in Nevada during the mining 

378 Upham Genealogy. 

excitement incident to the opening of that country, and interested 
in a quartz claim in the Humboldt district. Returned to California 
and entered the yth California regiment, then being organized, 
receiving a commission as second lieutenant in October, 1864; 
served in the harbor of San Francisco, and in Arizona, until the 
close of the war of the Rebellion; mustered out of service at the 
Presidio of San Francisco, April 26, 1866. Appointed in the 
regular army from California, and commissioned as second lieu- 
tenant, First U. S. Cavalry, to rank from March 7, 1867 ; promoted 
first lieutenant, Aug. 27, 1S69; regimental quartermaster, from 
Sept. 3, 1876, to Aug. 15, 1878; regimental adjutant, from Sept. 
7, 1879, to Nov. I, 1882; promoted captain troop G, First Cavalry, 
Nov. I, 1882. Served on the frontier during the various Indian 
difficulties which followed the close of the war of the Rebellion, in 
the several Pacific coast states, and in the territories of the North- 
west and the Southwest. Commanded the troop under whose fire 
fell the Indian medicine man " Sword Bearer," in the fight at the 
Crow agency, Montana, in 1887, which service was recognized 
by the War Department in an order of which the following is an 
extract, viz. : Head-quarters of the Army: ) 

Adjutant-General's Office, I 

^ , ^ J ^ Washington, March 27, i8qi. ) 

General Orders, ) • -^ j 

No. 34. \ 

The Major-General commanding takes pleasure in publishing to the army 
the names of the following officers and enlisted men who, during the year 
1887, distinguished themselves by " specially meritorious acts or conduct 
in service: " 

* -x- * «• -x- * * «■ * 

November 5, 1887. Captain Frank K. Upham, ist Cavalry; for bravery 
in action against hostile Crow Indians, at Crow Agency, Montana, while 
commanding his troop, by the fire of which the medicine man "Sword 
Bearer" was killed. 

By command of Major-General Schofield. 
(Signed) J. C. Kelton, Adjittani-Gcneral. 

Compiler of a short genealogy, showing the ancestry of Isaac 
Upham, of San Francisco, and others, published in 1884; of a 
genealogy and family history, showing the ancestry in various 
lines, without regard to a particular name, of the Uphams of 
Castine, Me., and Dixon, 111., published in 1887; and of this 
genealogy. An occasional contributor to magazines and other 
periodicals — sketches and short stories of army and frontier life, 
and Indians. 

Captain Upham was retired from active military service by War 
Department, special order number 29, of February 4th, 1892, on 



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account of disability (throat disease and inability to use his voice 
for military purposes), incurred in the line of duty, and is now on 
the retired list of the regular army. In August, 1892, he was at 
San Jose, Cal., with his family, though not permanently located 
anywhere. His permanent address is in care of the Adjutant- 
General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C. 

He is a member of the Society of the Sons of the American 
Revolution, and of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the 
United States. They had: 

I Frank Brooks, b. Sept. 7, 1872, at Fort Apache, then 
known as " Camp Apache,'' Arizona Territory. He 
passed through the three years preparatory course 
of study at Macalester College, Minnesota. He 
entered the United States Naval Academy, at An- 
napolis, Md., Sept. 6, 1S89, as a cadet from Mon- 
tana, having been nominated for that appointment 
by the Hon. Thomas H. Carter. 
H John Southworth, b. Nov. 5, 1881, at Fort Walla 
Walla, Washington Territory. 
in Ethelberta. b. Feb. 9, 1883, at San Francisco, Cal. 
IV Edith, b. May 17, 1884, at Fort Walla Walla, Wash- 
ington Territory. 
These children have all been baptized in the Presb. church. 

420. Isaac L.* Upham (NathanieP, Nathaniel'^ Ivory', Ivory*, 
Richard', Phineas", John'), of Port Byron, N, Y., b. Oct. 9, 18 19, 
in Victory, Cayuga Co., N. Y. ; m. July 11, 1847, at Port Byron, 

Amanda W. . He had a hotel and livery-stable, and was a 

dealer in horses at Port Byron, 1879. They had: 

I Frank A., b. Sept. 6, 1849, in Port Byron. He was 

married and living at Chicago, 1879. 
II Minnie, b. June 18, 1865, in Needsport, N. Y. 

421. Asahel' Upham (Jonathan^ Jonathan^, Ivory", Ivory*, 
Richard', Phineas', John'), of Windham, Vt., b. there, Feb. 19, 
1834; m, Amanda Whitney, of Springfield, Vt., Jan. 22, 1866. 
He was living on the old homestead at Windham, 1889. They 

I Constance, b. Jan. i, 187 1. 
II Bradford, b. Sept. 29, 1874; d. Sept. 9, 1875. 
Ill Grace Whitney, b. Aug. 28, 1876. 

422. Bradford Hervey- Upham (Zenas H.'', Jonathan®, 
Ivory^, Ivory^ Richard'\ Phineas"*, John'), of Berkley, Cal., b. 
March 25, 1843, i^ Windham, Vt.; m. Aug. 31, 1876, at San Fran- 

380 Upham Genealogy. 

CISCO, Cal, Gertrude Ryer, who was b. in New York city, June, 
1852, a niece of Dr. Washington Ryer, of San Francisco. Brad- 
ford H. Upham enlisted in Company H, 8th Vermont Inf., in the 
fall of 186 1, and served mostly in connection with the military tele- 
graph department of the army, first at Ship Island, and afterward in 
Louisiana and the Department of the Gulf, until the close of the 
Rebellion. He was in business at Chicago after the war; went 
to California in 1870, and was in the stationery business at Los 
Angeles, and at San Francisco. In 1889 in business at San Fran- 
cisco, residence at Berkley. They had: 

I Frank Hervey, b. March 18, 1878, in Los Angeles. 
II George Putnam, b. July 15, 1882, in Berkley. 
Ill Eliza Louisa, b. March 27, 1884, in Berkley. 

423. Abel Putnam^ Upham (Zenas H.', Jonathan^ Ivory^ 
Ivory**, Richard^ Phineas^, John'), of Chicago, III, b. March 5, 
1846, in Windam, Vt.; m. Frances A. Brown, dau. of Charles R. 
Brown, of Harvard, 111.; she was b. Aug. 18, 1853. They reside 
at 3318 Groveland avenue, Chicago. 

In 1889 he had been fourteen years in the employment of 
Sprague, Warner & Griswold, wholesale grocers of Chicago, hav- 
ing charge of the tea department of that establishment. Also in- 
terested with his father-in-law, in the firm of Brown & Upham, 
near Stillwater, Iowa, where they have about eleven hundred 
acres of farming land, and are engaged in general farming, and in 
the breeding of blooded cattle. Abel P. Upham and wife Fran- 
ces had: 

I Robert Bradford, b. July 9, 1877. 
II William Abel, b. Jan. 10, 1880. 

424. James Herbert* Upham (Zenas H."", Jonathan^ Ivory^ 
Ivory*, Richard^ Phineas^ John'), of Stillwater, Iowa, b. April 
19, 1855, in Windham, Vt.; m. Adelia H. Sweet, July, 1875. 
They had: 

I Arthur James, b. April 21, 1879. 
II Orrin Newhall, b. Feb. 25, 1882. 
HI Roy Frank, b. Feb. 5, 1885. 
IV Lois Harriet, b. Aug. 23, 1888. 

425. William Pierce^ Upham (Zenas H.'', Jonathan^, Ivory^ 
Ivory'', Richard^ Phineas^, John'), of Stillwater, Mitchell Co., la., 
b. in Windham, Vt., March 3, 1863; m. Sept. 19, 1883, Alice 
Jones, b. May 4, 1864. They had: 

I Myrtle May, b. Nov. 29, 1884. 
II Nellie Jane, b. Nov. 18, 1887. 

Upham Genealogy. 381 

426. Nehemiah^ Upham (Archelaus W.'', Nehemiah^ Luke^ 
Ivory-', Richard', Phineas'^ John'), of Norwich, Conn., b. March 
22, 1818, in Thompson, Conn.; m. Sept. i, 1S46, Sarah T. Howe, 

of Fitzwilliam, N. H., who d. ; m. (2) Augusta S. Whitmore, 

of East Haddam, one of fourteen daughters, all of whom lived to 
be married. He was a manufacturer of machinery, at No. 44 
Thomas street, Norwich. He d. in Norwich, Nov. 22, 1879, 
having but a short time previously furnished information for this 
genealogy. They had: 

1 Albert N., b. Feb. 3, 1847; ^"ii- Louisa S. Powers, of 
New Haven, Sept. 10, 1868. 
H Frank Elmer, b. Aug. 15, 1861; d. Aug. i, 1862. 
HI Clara A., b. April 16, 1864. 
IV Cora B., b. June 5, 1867. 

427. George Preston- Upham (Dyer\ Nehemiah^ Luke^ 
Ivory*, Richard', Phineas", John'), of Boston, Mass., b. June 23, 
1 82 1, in Hampton, Conn.; m. in Thompson, Conn., April 9, 1843 
(by Rev. Loomis J. Leonard), Mercy Turtellotte Morris, b. in 
Dudley, Mass., March 22, 1822. He was in mercantile business, 
and d. in Boston, Oct. 11, 1882. She was living in Boston, 1889. 
They had: 

I Adfur Jerome, b. May 20, 1844, in Thompson. He was 

corporal in Company G, Forty-fourth Massachusetts 
Infantry, and d. at Newburn, N. C, Jan. 18, 1863. 
498 II Charles Clifton, b. Nov. 30, 185 1, in Webster, Mass.; 
m. Emma Nag Bonney, and was in commission busi- 
ness in Boston, 1889. 
Ill Carrie Louisa, b. July 7, 1864. Living in Boston with 
her mother, 1889, unm. 

428. Dyer Arnold*^ Upham (Dyer\ Nehemiah*, Luke^ Ivory", 
Richard', Phineas'', John'), of Thompson, Conn., b. there, Aug. 
7, 1824; m. Nov. II, 1849, Lucy Stone, b. in Dudley, Mass., Nov. 
ID, 1829; d. in Thompson, Aug. 3, 1885. He was a farmer, liv- 
ing at Thompson, 1889. They had: 

I Leroy Jean, b. March 23, 185 1, in Thompson; m. 
Aug. 16, 1877, Nora Jewett Joslyn. Living at Web- 
ster, Mass., 1889. No children. 

II Earl Hammond, b. Jan. 14, 1855, in Thompson; m. 

Alice M. Hall, Nov. 14, 1883. Living at Providence, 
R. I., 1889. No children. 
Ill Burton Stone, b. March 27, 1870, in Thompson. Liv- 
ing at Thompson, 1889. 

382 Upham Genealogy. 

429. Henry Clinton^ Upham (Alexander M.'', Luke«, Nathan^, 
Richard^, Richard^, Phineas^, John'), of Grafton, Walsh Co., Da- 
kota, b. in Onslow, Nova Scotia, July 10, 1827; m. Charlotte 
Peppard, Jan. 31, 1856, in Nova Scotia. He was a teacher in 
Nova Scotia in early life, afterward lived in Washington, D. C, 
and in Boston, where he was a book-keeper; returned to Nova 
Scotia in 1854, and was engaged in mercantile business; was also 
county inspector of schools for many years. In 1880, removed to 
Grafton, to which place his son Nathan had gone the preceding 
year, and in 1881 established the Grafton News and Times, the 
most important newspaper in that section, the paper being Re- 
publican in its political views, and which paper he continued to 
publish in 1889. They had: 

499 I Nathan, b. Nov. 25, 1856, in Great Village, Nova 

Scotia; m. Agnes McDougall. Living in Drayton, 
Dakota, 1889; member of the Dakota Legislature. 
II Augustus Forsythe, b. June 22, 1858. Was in Wash- 
ington Territory, 1888. 
Ill Mary Elizabeth, b. Sept. 4, i860; m. John R. Hogg, 
at Grafton; d. at Grafton, July 17, 1888, leaving 
three children, William H., Harriet and Robert. 
At her death the following obituary notice appeared 
in the Grafton Herald : 

" The Silent Messenger. 

" In this city, July 17, 1888, of typhoid fever, Mrs. 
John R. Hogg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. 
Upham, aged twenty-seven years and ten months. 

" Few announcements of a similar kind have oc- 
casioned more surprise or awakened more heartfelt 
regret in this community than did the intelligence 
of the death of Mrs. John R. Hogg. Upon the 
threshold of womanhood, with a pulsation of a 
mother's love warming the young hearts of her three 
little darlings, the loving wife and excellent lady was 
torn from husband, mother and father, sisters, 
brothers, and passed to the pathetic silence of the 
tomb. As Miss Lizzie Upham she was known for 
her refined affability, her gentle good nature and 
unparalleled sweetness of temper. As Mrs. Hogg 
her power to compel friendship was no less potent 
than in her maiden days, and if all the kind words 
could be printed that have been spoken in her praise, 

Upham Genealogy. 383 

they would fill many volumes. The funeral took 
place yesterday from the family residence, the ser- 
vices being conducted by the Rev. A. McDonald, 
pastor of the Baptist church, of which she was a de- 
voted member. After the service at the home a 
long, sad cortege filed away to the cemetery, where 
the last solemnities were administered, and Mrs. 
Lizzie Hogg was lowered forever from the scenes 
that had been so bright to her, and that she had 
rendered so much brighter by her presence." 

IV Charlotte M., b. Dec. 19, 1862. 

V Selina Jane, b. Sept. 23, 1864. In 1888, was book- 
keeper in a bank at Grand Forks, Dakota. 
VI Henry Clinton, b. March i, 187 1. 
VII George Francis, b. March 10, 1876. 
VIII Daniel Moore, b. Nov. 30, 1878. 
IX Arthur Lawrence, b. Aug. 8, 1880. 

430. Albert Smith' Upham (Ezra S.', Ezra'', Jessie^ Tim- 
othy°, Phineas"*, Phineas^, Phineas', John'), of Indianapolis, Indi- 
ana, b. in South Reading (now Wakefield), Mass., Aug. 26, 1852; 
m. Sept. 26, 1876, at Camden, N. J., Mary E. Keene, who d. 
Feb. 12, 188 1 ; m. (2) Mosella Simmons, at Indianapolis, Jan. 3, 
1883. In 1889 he was living at Indianapolis, connected with the 
passenger department of the I. & St. L. R. R. He had by wife 

I Albert Abdon, b. April 18, 1879; d. Feb. 24, 1880. 
By wife Mozella : 

II Edna Mozella, b. March 27, 1887, in Indianapolis. 

431. George Elbridge* Upham (Elbridge G.', Ezra\ Jesse*, 
Timothy^, Phineas'*, Phineas^, Phineas'^, John'), of Washington, 
D. C, b. in Waukegan, 111., Feb. 14, 1851; m. Aug. 20, 1874, 
at Newark, N. J., Ella Prentess, of Washington, D. C, b. in Mil- 
waukee, Wis., April 12, 1850 (dau. of William H. Prentess, of 
Washington, D. C, and his wife Lizzie Bratton, of Birkenhead, 
Eng.) George E. Upham finished the preparatory course at 
the Chicago University in 1870, and was graduated at Columbia 
College, N. ¥., in the class of 1873, and at Columbian Law School, 
Washington, D. C, 1875 (during which course he was under the 
instruction of Judge Walter S. Cox, who presided at the famous 
Guiteau trial for the murder of President Garfield). He was ad- 
mitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States 
in 1876, but afterward chose the profession of journalism. In 

384 Upham Genealogy. 

1 89 1, he was living at Dixon, 111., connected with the Evening 
Star^ a daily paper published in that city. They had: 

I Dexter Prentess, b. July 4, 1875, i^ Washington. 
II Nellie Frances, b, Aug. 9, 1876, in Washington, 

432. Charles Henry^ Upham (Joshua^, Jessed Jesse^ Tim- 
othy", Phineas'*, Phineas^, Phineas', John'), of Rutland, Mass., b. 
May 15, 1835, in Melrose, Mass.; m. Mary Sprague, Sept. 13, 
i860. He served in Co. C, 42d Mass. Inf., in the war of the 
Rebellion. In 1888, was engaged in farming at Rutland. They had: 
I Alfred E., b. Sept. 16, 1865. 
II Olive S., b. Dec. 16, 1867. 

III Western R., b. June 27, 1870. 

IV Mercy E., b. Feb. 21, 1876. 

433- Willard Putnam^ Upham (Joshua®, Jesse', Jesse*, 
Timothy^ Phineas"*, Phineas"', Phineas,% John'), of Quincy, 111., b. 
March 9, 1841, in Melrose, Mass.; m. Dec. 20, 1865, Caroline R. 
Bidwell, of Springfield, Mass. He was in wholesale boot and shoe 
business at Quincy, 1889. They had: 
I Charles C., b. June 27, 1868. 
II Bertha D., b. July 15, 1872. 

III Harry Judson, b. July 22, 1879. 

IV Nellie May, b. May 4, 1881. 

434. Hervey Whiting' Upham (Joshua^ Jesse'', Jesse«, Tim- 
othy^ Phineas^ Phineas^, Phineas'*, John'), of Keokuk, Iowa, b. 
Nov. 12, 185 1, in Melrose, Mass.; m. Jan. 6, 1874, Louisa Fletcher. 
He was a merchant at Keokuk, 1889. They had: 

I Mary Elizabeth, b. Oct. 25, 1876. 
II Georgie Fletcher, b. Aug. 29, 1878. 

435. Franklin^ Upham (Joshua^ Joshua^ Jesse^ Timothy^ 
Phineas'*, Phineas^ Phineas", John'), of Salem, Mass.,b. there Dec. 
25, 1832; m. Elizabeth E. Fogg, b. Oct. 6, 1829. They had: 

I Eva Frances, b. Feb. 13, 1853; m. Feb. 12, 1873, Henry 
Blatchford Smith, b. Dec. 30, 1848. They had: 
A George Henry Blatchford, b. April 29, 1874. 
B Eva Frances Blatchford, b. Feb. 18, 1876. 
C Grace Lillian Blatchford, b. March 3, 1878. 
D Elizabeth Jane Blatchford, b. March 11, 1880. 
E Laura Collins Blatchford, b. Sept. 17, 1881. 
F Andrew Augustus Blatchford, b. June i, 1884. 
500 II Lucius Bolles, b. Jan. 25, 1885; m. Mary Ann Scanlon. 
Lived in Maiden. 
HI Ada, b. Jan. 4, 1867. 

Of Malden, Mass. 

Upham Genealogy. 385 

436. Benjamin NicholSe Upham (Joshua^ Joshua^, Jesse^ 
Timothys, Phineas-*, Phineas^, Phineas^, John'), of Salem, Mass., 
b. July 7, 1836, in Salem, Mass.; m. in 1853, Caroline Pickering, 
who d. Feb., 1858; m. (2) Lucinda W. Larabee. He was con- 
nected with the Youth's Companion, 1889. He had by his wife 

I David A., b. May 28, 1854; m. 1878, Josephine An- 
drews. They had Arthur A., b. 1878, d. 1882. 
II Clara E., b. Oct. 9, 1856. 
By wife Lucinda : 

III Addie L., b. Aug., 1859; d. Oct., 1865. 

IV Walter J., b. July 7, 1873. 

V Horace Lincoln, b. Jan. 17, 1878. 
VI James, b. May 4, 1888. 

437- Joseph Warren'' Upham (Joshua^ Joshua', Jesse^ 
Timothy*, Phineas'*, Phineas^ Phineas''', John'), of East Saugus, 
Mass., b. there June 17, 1839; m, June 13, 1862, Hannah Stone 
Killam, b. March 20, 1844. They had: 

I Alice Augusta, b. March 6, 1S66. 
II Hervey, b. Jan. 14, 1868. 

III Anna Frances, b. March 17, 187 1; drowned in Saugus 

river. East Saugus, Aug. i, 1883. 

IV Ada Florence, b. March 17, 187 1; d. April 18, 1872. 

V George Warren, b. April 6, 1882, in Lynn, Mass. 

VI Arthur Warren, b. April 6, 1882, in Lynn; d. same 

438. Henry Pulaski^ Upham (Joshua^, Joshua", Jesse', Tim- 
othy", Phineas'*, Phineas", Phineas', John'), of Salem, Mass., b. there 
June 16, 1847; m. Emma E. Eaton, b. March 5, 1852, They had: 
I Olive Francis, b. Jan. 4, 1875. 

II Harriet Carleton, b. June 19, 1876. 

439- James Bailey^ Upham (James", Joshua^ Jesse^ Tim- 
othy*, Phineas'*, Phineas', Phineas'^ John'), of Maiden, Mass., 
eldest son of Rev. James Upham, D. D., b. in New Hampton, 
N. H., Dec. 27, 1845; m. June i, 1876, Mary Hartshorn, of Mil- 
ford, N. H., b. Jan. 18, 1854. 

James B. Upham was educated mainly at the New Hampton 
Literary Institution at Fairfax, Vt. He went to Detroit, Mich., 
in 1866, and entered the employ of E. B. Smith & Co., book- 
sellers and publishers. This firm established a branch store 
at Jackson, Mich., in which he had an interest. In 187 1 he sold 
his interest in the bookstore at Jackson, and took charge of an 

386 Upham Genealogy. 

important department in the firm of Perry, Mason & Co., of 
Boston, publishers of the Youth" s Coinpaiiion, the circulation of 
which at that time was 70,000; at this time, 1891, it had reached 
500,000. June 18, 1886, he was admitted as a partner in the firm 
of Perry, Mason & Co., which position he now holds. Since 1880 
his home has been at Maiden. In 18S8 he was chosen deacon of 
the First Baptist Church there, thus continuing the diaconate 
in the family at Maiden so long filled by its progenitor. The 
present beautiful church edifice at Maiden, located at the corner 
of Salem and Main streets, owes its existence, it is believed, to 
the forethought and enterprise of Mr. James B. Upham. They 

I Bertha Cynthia, b. in Boston, April 7, 1878. 
II Henry Putnam, b. in Maiden, Oct. 5, 1882. 

440. Benjamin Nichols^ Upham (James^ Joshua^ Jesse^ 
Timothy^ Phineas^ Phineas^, Phineas', John'), of Boston, Mass., 
b. July 12, 1854, in Fairfax, Vt.; m. Oct. 17, 1878, Fannie Scott 
Dameron, b. Aug. 25, 186 1, in Bethel, Va. They had: 

I Marion Scott, b. April 30, 1883, in Boston. 
II Grace Dameron, b. Oct. 9, 1884, in Boston. 

441. Willard Stow' Upham (Willard P.', Joshua\ Jesse^ 
Timothy", Phineas^, Phineas^, Phineas", John'), of Coffeyville, 
Montgomery Co., Kans., b. April 13, 1845, in Taquoee, Cherokee 
Nation; m. May 5, 1873, at San Francisco, Cal, Emma Augusta 
Morgan, b. March 3, 1849, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a mer- 
chant and real estate dealer at Coffeyville, 1S89, one of the foun- 
ders of the Baptist church at that place, of which he was deacon. 
They had, all b. in Coffeyville: 

I Willard Morgan, b. Feb. 15, 1874. 
II Maggie May, b. Oct. 4, 1876. 

III George Newhall, b. July i, 1878. 

IV Vera, b. Sept. i, 1885. 

442. Rev. NathanieP Lord Upham (Nathaniel G.', Na- 
thaniel', Timothy^ Timothy^, Phineas"*, Phineas^ Phineas^ John^), 
of Philadelphia, Pa., b. in Concord, N. H., April 2Z, 1833; m. at 
Kingston, N. J., June 5, 1861, Anna Howell Janeway, youngest 
daughter of Rev. Thomas L. Janeway, D. D. He was graduated 
at Dartmouth College, 1853, and at Andover Theological Seminary 
1858, was early settled as pastor of a church and afterward removed 
to Merchantsville, N. J., where he was pastor of a church for about 
ten years. From 1863 to 1865 he was chaplain of the 35th New 

Of Coffeyville, Kan. 

Upham Genealogy. 387 

Jersey Veteran Volunteers. Living in Philadelphia 1S89, treasurer 
of the Presbyterian Ministers' Fund, a church institution, founded 
in 1759. They had: 

I Anna Janeway, b. April 3, 1863. 
II Nathaniel Janeway, b. Aug. 28, 1865. 

III Lillian Howell Janeway, b. Sept. 2, 1867. 

IV Thomas Francis Janeway, b. Sept. 30, 1869. 
V John Howell Janeway, b. Aug. 12, 1871. 

VI Abby Janeway, b. June 8, 1876. 

443. Henry Pratt' Upham (JoelW.^ Pliny^ Nathan^ Isaac*, 
Phineas^ Phineas^ Phineas', John'), of St. Paul, Minn., b. in 
Millbury, Mass., Jan. 26, 1837; m. Sept. 23, 1S68, Evelyn Ger- 
trude Burbank, b. in Lewis, Essex Co., N. Y., October 30, 1844, 
the daughter of Simeon Burbank, of St. Paul, formerly of Lud- 
low, Vt., where he held a commission as colonel of Vermont 
militia. Colonel Simeon Burbank's father was Samuel Burbank, 
who m. April 22, 1773, Eunice Kendall, of Sherburne, Mass., and 
served in the Revolution. He was at the battle of Lexington, as 
an ensign, at Bunker's Hill as a lieutenant, and in the Rhode 
Island campaign as captain. His widow, Eunice, received a pen- 
sion until her death, June 30, 1845, at the age ^^ 95- Captain 
Samuel Burbank lived in Massachusetts and in Vermont. 

Henry Pratt Upham's mother died when he was two years old, 
and his father marrying again, he was brought up by a stepmother, 
whom he bears in affectionate remembrance. When about three 
years old his father moved from Millbury to Worcester, Mass., and 
continued to live there during the remainder of his life, where he 
acquired a competency in the manufacture of the famous turbine 
water-wheel. Henry P. Upham attended the public schools at 
Worcester until about 1856, and soon after went West. He reached 
St. Paul on the 9th of March, 1857, then a little town " out west," 
of about io,coo inhabitants. Here he formed a copartnership 
with Chauncey W. Griggs (afterward State senator and colonel 
of the 3d Minnesota Regiment in the war of the Rebellion). The 
firm was successfully engaged in the lumber business for about 
one year, owning and operating a saw-mill on the banks of the 
Mississippi. Mr. Upham was also engaged in the flour milling 
business for a time. In 1863, he became teller in the banking- 
house of Thompson Brothers, then the leading bankers at St. Paul. 
During 1863, the Thompson Brothers, with other capitalists, or- 
ganized the First National Bank of St. Paul, the first bank of this 
kind in Minnesota, and one of the earliest in the United States, 
its charter being numbered 203. The bank was started with a 

388 Upham Genealogy. 

capital of $250,000. Mr. Upham was teller for two years from 
its organization, and then assistant cashier. In 1869, Mr. Upham, 
with others, aided in organizing the City Bank of St. Paul, of 
which he became cashier, the president being General H. H. 
Sibley. This bank was operated successfully for four years, when 
it was consolidated with the First National Bank, Mr. Upham be- 
coming one of the officers of the reorganized bank. After the 
death of James E. Thompson, in 1870, Horace Thompson became 
president, and in 1873, Mr. Upham became cashier. After the 
death of Horace Thompson in 1880, Henry P. Upham was elected 
president, which position he has held continuously until the 
present time, and it is a recognized fact that the remarkable suc- 
cess of this bank is due to the excellent management and business 
ability of its president, with the aid of his associate officers and 
directors. At the present date the capital stock has quadrupled, 
with a surplus of ^1,000,000, which is constantly increasing. In 
1884, a large and well-constructed building was erected for the use 
of the bank, one of the most commodious, secure, and well-planned 
bank buildings in the West, suited to accommodate its extensive 
and rapidly growing business, with its necessarily large corps of at- 
taches. Among the business men of St. Paul, H. P. Upham stands 
as one of the foremost in ability and integrity, most enterprising 
and reliable, and at the same time most conservative. By these 
characteristics he has acquired a handsome fortune. 

It is not, however, in the business world alone where Henry P. 
Upham is known. He is familiar with books and authors, and 
owns a large and carefully selected private library, to the con- 
tents of which he is no stranger. His especial interest is in the 
direction of historical and genealogical researches. With Ameri- 
can genealogy, it has been said, there is probably not one more 
familiar outside of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 
at Boston, certainly there is not one more so in the West, and 
many families in the North-west are indebted to him for what 
they know of their origin, labor of this kind, to him, having been 
a labor of love. He has been for many years treasurer of the 
Minnesota State Historical Society, whose library comprises one of 
the most extensive collections of historical and genealogical works 
in the United States, probably second to none other than that of 
the New England Historical and Genealogical Society already re- 
ferred to; and it is to him almost exclusively, that this society is 
indebted for the watchful and painstaking labor which has resulted 
in the rare collection of valuable books, so rare that persons from 
a remote distance frequently send to St. Paul to have researches 

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made at this library. He is also an honorary member of the 
Worcester Society of Antiquity. 

In the preparation of this (Upham) Genealogy, Henry P. Up- 
ham's labor has been untiring, and his interest has never flagged; 
many " lines" of Uphams owe it to him alone that they find them- 
selves attached to the " main stem." His time and money have 
been liberally contributed, and the Upham posterity owe as much 
to him for the appearance of this book as to the compiler, though 
he declined the offer to have his name placed with that of the 
compiler on the title page. Mr. Upham's residence, on Summit 
avenue, is one of the handsomest in St. Paul, where, as he says, 
" the latch string is always out to the descendants of John Upham." 

Henry Pratt Upham and his wife, Evelyn Gertrude Burbank, 
had, all b. in St. Paul: 

I Gertrude, b. Oct. i, 1870. 
n Grace, b. Dec. 31, 1873. 
HI John Phineas, b. Dec. 2, 1877. 

444. Henry Laurens' Upham (Laurens^ George'' Nathan^ 
Isaac', Phineas^ Phineas^ Phineas'-', John'), of California, b. June 
18, 1852, at Brookfield, Mass.; m. April 11, 1878, Mary Alice Tal- 
bot, b. in Illinois, Feb. 5, 1857. She was third daughter of Hugh 
Augustus and Julia Ann Talbot, of Galesburg, Kan., where Julia 
Ann Talbot d. March 28, 1889. Henry L. Upham went one 
voyage to sea, in the ship Enoch Train, from New York to 
Hong Kong, in 1872; the ship was dismasted by a typhoon 
in the China Sea, and afterward towed to Hong Kong by an Eng- 
lish steamer. He returned to the United States in 1873, and has 
been living in California since 1881, at Riverside, Los Angeles, 
San Diego and Mayfield. His occupation is that of a contractor 
and builder, more especially of mills, and in 1892, he was living at 
Mayfield. They had : 

I Augusta May, b. July 7, 1S84. 

445. John Austin' Upham (Leonard-, WiIliam^ DanieP, 
Issac', Phineas*, Phineas', Phineas', John'), of East Brookfield, 
Mass., b. July 19, 1850; m. Nov. 26, 1871, Addie Lurane Lull. 
They had : 

I Clarance Ezra, b. March 27, 1874. 
II Charles Edwin, b. May 30, 1877 ; d. July 25, 1877. 
Ill Walter Lewis, b. Sept. 10, 1879; d. Sept. 17, 1880. 

446. Amos^ Upham (Amos^ William", Daniel", Isaac^ Phin- 
eas^ Phineas^ Phineas', John'), of Worcester, Mass., b. April 7, 
1838; m. Sept. ID, 1862, Mary J. Parker. They had: 

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I Sarah J., b. June 22, 1863 ; m. Nov. 9, 1881, George 

H. Bowker. She d. July 7, 1883. 
II Charles A., b. June 11, 1864; m. Oct. 28, 1886, Susie 
W. Fellows. She d. Dec. 31, 1887. 

III Hattie M., b. Sept. 14, 1868. 

IV Nina V., b. June 17, 1870. 

V Delia A., b. Oct. 28, 1872; d. Aug. 14, 1873. 

VI Warren L., b. Sept. 14, 1874; d. Oct. i r, 1875. 

VII Clarence H., b. Aug. 19, 1880. 

VIII Ida Frances, b. Jan. 16, 1884. 

447. Frederic A.^ Upham (Freedom N.^ Hiram\ Daniel*^, 
Isaac^ Phineas'*, Phineas^, Phineas", John^), of Eastford, Windham 
Co., Conn., b. in Brookfield, Mass., Nov. 11, 1854; m. Feb. 
23, 1876, Sarah Frances Hyland, b. in Scituate, Mass., Jan. 7, 
1855. They had: 

I Albert Henry, b. July 3, 1877. 
II George Oliver, b. Oct. 13, 1881. 

III Adeline Winter, b. Oct. 13, 1883. 

IV William Nichols, b. April 7, 18S6. 

448. James Edward Jarvis^ Upham (George B.^ George 
B^, Phineas^ Jabez'', Phineas'*, Phineas^, Phineas'^ John^), of New- 
ark, Ohio, b. May 3, 1846, in Hebron, Ohio; m. Jan, 20, 1873, 
Bella Sampson, of Licking Co., Ohio. He was at one time in the 
boot and shoe business, and was living at Newark, 18S8. They 

I George Baxter, b. Oct. 17, 1874, in Woodson Co., 

Kan., "on the broad prairie." 
II Herman Oska, b. Aug. or Sept., 1875, at Neosho Falls, 
Woodson Co., Kan. 

449. James Duncan' Upham (James P.^ George B.'', Phin- 
eas**, Jabez'\ Phineas'*, Phineas^, Phineas"*, John^), of Brandon, Vt., 
b. Nov. 7, 1853, in Claremont, N. H.; m. Katherine Deane, of 
Claremont. Graduated at Cornell University, 1874. In 1890 
treasurer of the Brandon Marble Company. They had: 

I Katherine, b. about 1884. 
II Elizabeth, b. about 18S7. 

450. George Baxter' Upham (James P.^ George B.'', Phin- 
eas% Jabez\ Phineas^, Phineas^, Phineas'^ John'), of Boston, Mass., 
b. in Claremont, N. H., April 9, 1855 ; m. Cornelia Alice Preston, 
of Dover, N. H., Aug. 14, 1878, dau. of E. C. Preston, of South 
Dover. Gaduate of Cornell University, 1874, and Harvard Law 
School, 1876; admitted to Suffolk Co. Bar in Boston, Feb., 1877; 

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in 1890 engaged in practice of law, firm of Upham & Proctor, 
86 Equitable Building, Boston. They had: 
I Margaret Ruth, b. Sept. 8, 1879, 
II Preston, b. Oct. 2, 1885. 

451. William H.« Upham (James W.», Joshua', Jabez^ 
Jabez^, Phineas^, Phineas^, Phineas", John'), of Cedar Rapids, 
Iowa, b. Dec. 21, 1849, in Upham, Kings Co., N. B.; m. Elgeria 
Lyon of Cambridge, Mass. They had: 

I Arthur, b. Jan. 17, 1876, in Cambridge, Mass. 
II Bella, b. March 27, 1878, in Cedar Rapids. 

452. Albert Hart^ Upham (James W.^, Joshua', Jabez*, 
Jabez"", Phineas^, Phineas', Phineas', John'), of Upham, Kings Co., 
N. B., b. there Feb. 4, 1859; m. Ada L. Snyder, Sept. 28, 1881, 
who d. March 2, 1884; m. (2) Dec. 21, 1886, Anna M , dau. of 
S. E. Frost, of Norton, Kings Co., N. B. They lived in Upham, 
1889. He had by wife Ada: 

I Son, b. Aug. 26, 1882; d. Feb. 21, 1885. 
By wife Anna: 

II Murray, b. Nov. 23, 1887, in Upham. 

453. Rev. Samuel Foster' Upham (Frederick^, Samnel S.', 
Amos*, x\mos^ Phineas'*, Phineas",Phineas^, John'), of Drew Theolog- 
ical Seminary, Madison, N. J., b. May 19, 1834, in Duxbury, Mass. ; 
m. April 15, 1857, Lucy G. Smith, of Middleton, Conn., b. Oct. 
24, 1833, in Weathersfield, Conn. He was graduated at Wesleyan 
University, 1856, and entered the Methodist Episcopal Ministry, 
in which he received the degree of D. D. The first twenty-five 
years of his pastorate were spent in Boston, and other parts of 
Massachusetts. In 1881, he went to Drew Theological Seminary 
as one of the professors. In 1888, he was professor of practical 
theology in that institution, the largest and best endowed theolog- 
ical school under the control of the Methodist Church in this 
country. They had: 

I Frederick Norman, b. Aug. 22, i860, in New Bedford, 
Mass.; m. June 22, 1887, Carrie E. Osborne, of 
Madison, N. J., who d. July 2, 1888, at Reading, 
Mass., ^. 23. He was graduated A. B., Boston 
University, 1883, and B. D., Drew Theological 
Seminary, 1886, and entered the Methodist Episco- 
pal Ministry. He was formerly pastor of Trin- 
ity Church, Springfield, Mass., and in 1888, was 
preaching at Reading. They had: Carrie Lucy, b. 
June 20, 1888, at Reading. 

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II Francis B., b. Nov., 1862, in Bristol, R. I. Methodist 
Episcopal Clergyman, preaching in Brooklyn, N. 
Y., 1888. 
' *"'^^, III Walter Horace, b. Sept, 7, 1875, i^ Lynn, Mass. 

454. Osgood Wright^ Upham (Freeman^ Samuer, Amos^, 
Amos^, Phineas^, Phineas^ Phineas^ John'), of Keene, N. H., b. 
May 2, 1835, in North Maiden (now Melrose), Mass.; m. at Sand- 
wich, Mass., April 17, 1857, Annie Permelia Dyer, b. in Province- 
town, Mass., Jan. 8, 1837, dau. of Henry and Sally (Maze) Dyer. 
He lived at Melrose till 1873, and afterward at Boston, Holyoke, 
and Peabody, Mass., was in the wholesale grocery business from 
1852 to 1872, and the lumber business from 1872 to 1875. Moved 
to Keene, 1887, and engaged in the manufacture of glue, the 
Keene Glue Company, factory 480 Court street, Keene. They had: 

I Edwin Osgood, b. May 6, 1859, in Melrose. Treasurer 

of the Keene Glue Co., 1889. 
II William Pettis, b. Oct. 15, 1863, in Melrose. 

455. Thomas Norris^ Upham (Eri^, Asa\ Amos^ Amos^ 
Phineas^ Phineas^, Phineas^ John'), of Melrose, Mass., b. there, 
Jan. 30, 1846; m. Dec. 24, 1867, Vasti Woodis, of Wakefield. 
They had : 

I Harry Eri, b. Nov. 18, 1876. 
II Grace M., b. Nov. 25, 1879. 

456. Asa Eugene^ Upham (Eri^ Asa'', Amos*, Amos^, Phin- 
neas'*, Phineas^, Phineas*, John'), of Melrose, Mass., b. there, Sept. 
6, 1849; m. Sarah W. Tileston, of Randolph, Mass., Nov. 18, 
1869. They had: 

I Eugenia Dodge, b. July 7, 1872. 

457. Arthur L.», Upham (Eri*, Asa\ Amos*, Amos^ Phineas*, 
Phineas^ Phineas", John'), of Melrose, Mass., b. there, June 18, 
1853; m. Nov. ID, 1876, Marietta Rowe, They had: 

I Ella Maria, b. Jan. 7, 1878. 
II Charles L., b. Feb. 7, 1880. 

III Eva L., b. June 8, 1882. 

IV Irma Elmira, b. Jan. 22, 1886. 

V Arthur Harrison, b. Nov. 29, 1888. 

458'. Walter Sumner^ Upham (Orne^, Asa', Amos^ Amos^ 

Phineas'*, Phineas^, Phineas^ John^), of San Francisco, Cal., b. 

July 14, 1856, in Melrose, Mass.; m. Sept. 25, 1882, H. Emma 

Fuller, dau. of William Emerson Fuller, of Melrose. They had: 

I Walter Fuller, b. Nov. 27, 1883. 

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II Daisy Mary, b. Oct. 17, 1885. 

III Leslie Orne, b. Oct. 18, 1887; d. May 12, 188S. 

IV Lawrence Henry, b. Sept. 30, 1889, in San Francisco. 

459. William Henry Winthrop' Upham (Benjamin R.", 
Asa'', Amos^ Amos'', Phineas^, Phineas'', Phineas", John'), of Mel- 
rose, Mass., b. there, Nov. 30, 1850; m. Feb. 22, 1870, Josephine 
A. Sturges, dau. of Joseph, of Boston. They had: 

I James VVinthrop, b. March 18, 187 1; d. in infancy. 
II Florence Emma, b. Feb. 16, 1874. 

III Hattie Bernice, b. May 25, 1877. 

IV William Crawford, b. Aug. 26, 1879; d. June 5, 1885. 
V Elmer Sturges, b. June 30, 1882; d. in infancy. 

VI Rachel Louise, b. May 30, 1883. 

460. Phineas C.^ Upham (Phineas^ Phineas^ Phineas^ 
Amos% Phineas'*, Phineas'\ Phineas", John'), of Amherst, N. H.,b. 
there, Feb. 2, 1835; m. Nellie Stevens, Jan. 3, 1858. He d. Aug. 
5, 1859. They had : 

I Mary E., b. Oct. 31, 1858. 

461. Edward Wallace^ Upham (Darwin B.®, Dr. Edward^ 
Leonard", Rev. Edward", James'*, Phineas^, Phineas'^, John'), of 
Waukegan, 111., b. May 30, 1834; m. Dec. 24, 1856, Mary Jane 
Whitney, b. at Keene, N. H., March 11, 1835 (a descendant of 
Henry Dunster, first president of Harvard College). In 1890, he 
was in mercantile business at Waukegan. They had : 

I Edward Darwin, b. March 13, 1858; graduated at 
Amherst College, 1884, admitted to the bar in Illi- 
nois, 1886. Living at Denver, Col., 1890, address 
31 Barclay Block. 

462. Charles Duane^ Upham (Darwin B.^ Dr. Edward^ 
Leonard", Rev. Edward', James^, Phineas'^ Phineas'^ John'), of 
Colfax, Iowa, b. Aug. 13, 1836; m. July 8, 1862, at Cambridge, 111., 
Mary Dillon, b. Jan. i, 1835. They had: 

501 I Frank D., b. Oct. 16, 1864; m. Georgia Ryan, and 

lived at 'Colfax. 
II Alzada, b. Sept. 19, 1877. 

463. James Smith^ Upham (Darwin B.\ Dr. Edward', 
Leonard^ Rev. Edward", James'*, Phineas'', Phineas'^ John'), of 
Girard, Kan., b. Sept. 24, 1838; m. Mrs. Lavina (Matterson) 
Pratt, May 2, 1866, b. in Portage Co., Ohio, July 26, 1840. 
They had: 

I Lida M., b. Nov. 21, 1867. 

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II Lucy J., b. March ii, 1869, 

III Robert D., b. Oct. 12, 1870. 

IV Ray E., b. Dec. i, 1878. 

464. Wibur^ Upham (Edward^ Dr. Edward\ Leonard*', Rev. 
Edward^ James'*, Phineas^, Phineas"', John'), of Marshall, Mich., 
b. Jan. 3, 1847 ; m July 7, 1868, Kate D. Shaw. They had: 

I Carlie, b. July 21, 187 1. 
II Aud, b. Aug. 19, 1874. 

465. Charles' Upham (Edward^ Dr. Edward', Leonard', 
Rev. Edward'\ James^ Phineas^, Phineas", John'), of Marshall, 
Mich., b. Aug. 16, 1849; m. Sept. 24, 1872, Mary Depul, b. March 
23, 1855. They had: 

I Arthur, b. Oct. 26, 1874. 
II Cora, b. June 14, 1876. 

466. Joseph B.' Upham (Horace S.', John', Daniel', Na- 
thaniel", Nathaniel^, Nathaniel^, Phineas", John'), of Bath, Steuben 
Co., N. Y., b. April 11, 1832; m. March 9, 1854, Priscilla Hyde, 
b. Jan. 9, 1834. They had: 

I Fannie E., b. Dec. 28, 1854; d. March 2, 1855. 

II Whitehead H., b. May 4, 1856. 

III Lillie, b. May 2, 1859; d. June 20, 1859. 

IV Emma C, b. Dec. 2, 1861; d. Dec. 24, 1865. 

V Samuel W., b. Sept. 25, 1863. 
VI Grace L., b. Aug. 2, 1868. 

467. Otis King' Upham (Willard', Willard', Nathaniel', 
Nathaniel', NathanieP, Nathaniel, Phineas', John'), of Berlin, 
Mass., b. Sept. 17, 1843; ^n- Oct. 15, 1866, Ellen Howe, of E. 
Westmoreland, N. H., b. Jan. 7, 1847, d. Feb. 14, 1886. They had: 

I Lena E., b. Nov. 23, 1867; d. Feb. 14, 1885. 
II Otis E., b. Jan. 6, 1870; d. Dec. 14, 1870. 

III Etta E., b. April 22, 1872. 

IV Ida M., b. June 9, 1874; d. Sept. 10, 1874. ,. 

V Grace A., b. Aug. 25, 1877. 

VI Nettie L., b. Aug. 19, 1881; died Oct. 17, 1881. 
VII Dexter Leroy, b. Aug. 24, 1883; d. Oct. 17, 1883. 

468. Alden Choate' Upham (Willard', Willard', Nathaniel', 
Nathaniel', Nathaniel^ Nathaniel', Phineas', John'), of Le Roy, 
N. Y., b. April 17, 1847; m- Cyrenia Johnson, of Fitzwilliam, N, 
H., Feb. 22, 1868, who d. Jan. 14, 1878; m. (2) 1879, Mary 
Armstrong. He had, by wife Cyrenia: 

I David Whitney, b. April 27, 1869. 

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II Mary Rich, b. Aug. 24, 187 1. 

III Charles Ehner, b. 1873; d. infant. 
By wife Mary: 

IV Harry Garfield, b. 1881; d. 1882. 
V Stephen S., b. Jan. 9, 1883. 

469. Stephen Willard^ Upham (Willard^ Willard^ Na- 
thaniel^ Nathaniel^ Nathan^el^ Nathaniel'^ Phineas'^ John^), of 
Fitzvvilliam, N. H., b. Jan. 7, 1850; m. Sept. 16, 1872, Lucia 
Ann Savage, of Stockbridge, Vt., b. Dec. 16, 1842; d. Feb. i, 1888. 
They adopted : 

I Flora Imogene, b. Feb. 25, 187 1. 
II Burton Lewis, b. Feb. 17, 1874. 

470. Elmer Benjamin'' Upham (Benjamin W.^ Willard\ 
Nathaniel^ Nathaniel", Nathaniel^, Nathaniel^ Phineas'^ John'), of 
Athol, Mass., b. Jan. 12, 1850; m. Lydia Ida Gerry, April 13, 
1880, b. Jan. 1861, dau. of Augustus and Lydia (Dike) Gerry. 
They had : 

I Stella Bartlett, b. April 13, 1881. 
II Florence L., b. March 25, 1883. 

471. Arthur Aquila^ Upham (Benjamin W.^ ^yillard^ Na- 
thaniel'', Nathaniel", Nathaniel^ Nathaniel^ Phineas", John'), of 
Whitewater, Wis., b. Oct. i, 1853, in Royalston, Mass.; m. Aug. 
19, 1880, Mary F. Woods, who was b. July 2, 1857, dau. of James 
Lyman Woods, of Byron, N. Y. 

Arthur A. Upham was graduated from the advanced course at 
the Westfield, Mass., State Normal School in 1880. He was im- 
mediately appointed a teacher of science in the Hitchcock Free 
High School, which position he occupied four years, and the four 
years following he was principal of the same school. In 1888, he 
went to the Whitewater, Wis., State Normal School, as a professor 
of natural science, which position he still occupied in 1891. 
They had: 

I Emily Woods, b. July 22, 1881. 
II Ethel Tenney, b. May 20, 1885. 

472. Albert Tyler' Upham (John Allen^ Allen', NathanieP, 
Nathaniel", Nathaniel"*, Nathaniel", Phineas", John'), of St. Paul, 
Minn., b. Nov. 20, 1832, in Sheldon. Vt.; m. at St. Charles, 111., 
April 28, 1858, Lucie M. Johnson, of Shoreham, Vt. He was 
living at St. Paul, 1889, engaged in the practice of dentistry. 
They had: 

502 I Fred. Johnson, b. Dec. 3, i860; m. Ida M. Webber. 

Living in St. Paul, 18S9. 

39^ Upham Genealogy. . 

503 II Frank Albert, b. Nov. 13, 1862; m. Alexandrina Mur- 
ray. Living at St. Paul, 1889. 
Ill Louise Eliza, b. June 22, 1866. 

473. Roger Freeman'* Upham (Freeman^ Roger Freeman^ 
Noah', Noah', Noah^*, Nathaniel^ Phineas', John'), of Worcester, 
Mass., b. Sept. 13, 1848; m. June 16, 1873, Clara C. Story, b. 
April 2, 1850, dau. of Simeon N. Story. Roger F. Upham, Sec- 
retary Worcester Mutual Fire Insurance Co., 1889. They had: 

I Edith Story, b. Sept. 21,? 1882, 

474. Benjamin Rush' Upham (Alvah W.^ Benjamin', 
Samuel^ Benjamin^ Noah"*, Nathaniel^ Phineas^ John'), of Jack- 
sonville, 111., b. Feb. 27, 1830, at Youngstown, Ohio; m. July 31, 
i860, Sallie C. Clark. They had, all b. in Jacksonville: 

I Mary C, b. May 15, 1861. 
II Abner Marcena, b. Jan. 12, 1864. 

III Nannie Louise, b. Jan. 25, 187 1. ' 

IV Henry Clark, b. March 13, 1873. 
V Una, b. Oct. 3, 1878. 

475. Egbert W.^ Upham (Julius Buckingham^ Benjamin', 
Samuel^ Benjamin', Noah^ Nathaniel^ Phineas'"', John'), of Gar- 
retsville, Ohio, b. Nov. 12, 1834; m. Amanda O. Knowlton, June 
28, i860. He d. March 24, 1878. They had: 

I Hattie, b. Sept. 10, 1862; d. Sept. 24, 1862. 
II Amy, b. Sept. 6, 1863. 
HI Lura, b. Oct., 1866; d. Jan. 23, 1870. 

IV Florence, b. Feb. 18, 1874. 

476. Sharon H.' Upham (Julius B.', Benjamin', Samuel', 
Benjamin', Noah'*, Nathaniel, Phineas^, John'), of Des Moines, 
Iowa, b. April 6, 1841; m. Aug. 21, 1869, Janette Ormiston. 
They had: 

I Jessie, b. Nov. 14, 187 1. 
II Sherm, b. June 9, 1873. 

III Linn, b. June 24, 1875. 

IV Ross, b. March, 1879. 

V Arthur, b. Feb. 14, 1882. 

477. Myron J.' Upham (Julius B.', Benjamin', Samuel*, 
Benjamin', Noah*, Nathaniel^ Phineas^, John'), of Des Moines, 
Iowa, b. June 26, 1856; m. Kate G. Ormiston, Jan. i, 1882. 
They had: 

I Glenn, b. March 19, il 

Of Worcester, Mass. 

Upham Genealogy. 397 

478. George A.^ Upham(Marcena W.^ Benjamin', SamueP, 
Benjamin'", Noah'*, Nathaniel^ Phineas^ John'), of Cambridge, 
111., and Detroit, Minn., Oct. 16, 1827; m. Sept. 26, 1847, Julia 
Ann Ladd, b. Dec. 10, 1827, d. Oct. 18, 1887. They had: 

I Philena C, b. Oct., 1849; m. Henry Stackhouse, of 
Stanton, Iowa. Had eight children, all living, 1889. 
II Mary C, b. Aug. 14, 1851; m. John T. Casteel, of 
Cambridge, 111. Had two children. 
Ill DeWitt Clinton, b. Oct. 15, 1860; m. July 16, 1888, 
Winnie Grace Luesley. Living at Detroit, Minn., 

479. Alvah W.^ Upham (Marcena W.-, Benjamin\ SamueP, 
Benjamin", Noah"*, Nathaniel'', Phineas', John'), of Fiatt, Fulton 
Co., 111., b. Feb. 3, 1831; m. June 10, 1857, Margaret Ann Kip- 
ling, b. Sept. 24, 1829. They had: 

I Lucinda S., b. Oct. 30, 1858; d. July 9, i860. 
II George W., b. Jan. 8, 1861; m. Nov. 25, 1886, Ella 

M. Ferguson. 
Ill Ellen A., b. June 8, 1863; d. Jan. 18, 1874. 

480. Scovel Judson' Upham (Benjamin H.^ Benjamin'', 
Samuel, Benjamin', Noah"*, Nathaniel', Phineas^, John'), of 
Georgetown, N. Y., b. June 10, 1846; m. Amy A. Price, Dec. 
22, 1870. They had: 

I Floyd Hawley, b. Aug. 28, 1872. 

II Lena May, b. Feb. 4, 1874. 

III Charles Morrill, b. June 6, 1876. 

IV Carrie Louise, b. Oct. 9, 1878. 

V Ned, b. Jan. 31, 1880; d. Aug. 29, 1881. 
VI DeEtt, b. Feb. 19, 1882. 
VII Marion Grace, b. May 7, 1883. 
VIII Frank, b. Jan, 24, 1887; d. March 14, li 

481. Egbert^ Upham (Elijah*, Alson\ SamueP, Benjamin", 
Noah"*, Nathaniel, Phineas*, John'), of Sherburne, N. Y., b. 
Sept. 4, 1853; m. Florence Alcott, Feb. 9, 1876. They had: 

I Alson Alcott, b. May 31, 1877. 
II Mabel, b. Feb. 12, 1879. 

482. Charles Henry^ Upham (Samuel C.^ SamueP, Samuel', 
Samuel'% Samuel*, John^ Phineas^ John'), of Philadelphia, Pa., 
b. Jan. 15, 1856; m. Dora Roop, Sept. 25, 1876. They had: 

I Charles Henry, b. Aug. 12, 1877. 

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483. Frank Rowland^ Upham (Nathan D.^ Alvin^ Jonathan*, 
Jonathan^, Samuel"*, John"", Phineas'^, John'), of Marshfield, Wis., 
b. Jan. 9, 1859, in Weyauwega, Wis.; m. Genevieve Ramsdell, at 
Peshtigo, Wis., 1882, who d. in Marshfield, 1883 ; m. (2) at Marsh- 
field, May 17, 1887, Lilian Vedder. In 1889 he was treasurer of 
the Upham Manufacturing Co., and Elder in the Presbyterian 
Church at Marshfield. He had by his wife Lilian: 

I Charles Sidney, b. May 12, 1888, in Marshfield. 
II William Nathan, b. Oct. i, 1889. 

484. Orin W.^ Upham (Anson^ Chester^ Nathan^ EzekieP, 
Ezekiel^, John^, Phineas'^, John'), of New Haven, Gratiot Co., 
Mich., b. Sept. ri, 1854; m. Dec. 25, 1879, Alice C. Culy, b. 
Feb. 5, 1859. They had: 

I Anson David, b. June 6, 1881. 
II Lilly May, b. Sept. 14, 1883. 

III William L., b. Dec. 4, 1885. 

IV Stephen John, b. March 2, 1889. 

485. Edward^ Upham (Freeman F.^ Chester^ Nathan*, 
EzekieP, Ezekiel', John', Phineas', John'), of Odell, 111., b. Sept. 
27, 1848 ; m. Kate Haggadorn, Nov. 10, 1869. They had: 

I Elizabeth, b. Nov. 8, 187 1. 
II Charles S., b. April 9, 1877. 
Ill Lida, b. July i, 1883. 

486. Warren' Upham (James B.^ Chester^ Nathan", Eze- 
kieP, Ezekiel^ John'\ Phineas% John'), of Fredericksburg, Iowa, b. 
June 5, 1855; m. Allie Caine, Nov., 1877. They had: 

I Earle, b. Sept. 15, 1879. 
II Clarence, b. July 3, 1883. 
Ill Claude, b. Dec. 29, 1888. 

487. William^ Upham (James B.^ Chester^ Nathan*, Eze- 
kier, Ezekiel'', John^ Phineas'', John'), of Williamstown, Iowa, b. 
Sept. 14, 1857; m. May Struble. They had: 

I Artie, b. Jan. 31, 1884. 
II Lamont, b. June 22, 1886. 

488. Charles H.' Upham (Henry N.^ Nathan\ Nathan*, 
EzekieP, Ezekiel', John^ Phineas', John'), of De Soto, Wis., b. 
June 24, 1853; m. Lizzie C. Duffy, May 5, 1881. They had: 

I Lottie E., b. Jan. 17, 1884. 
II Bessie F., b. Nov. 6, 1885. 

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489. Clayton Benjamin'^ Upham (Henry N.^ Nathan', 
Nathan', EzekieP, Ezekiel', John', Phineas', John'), of De Soto, 
Wis., b. April 27, 1863; m. Marilla Asbury, April 5, 1885. 
They had: 

I Chester F., b. July 26, 1886. 
II Clarence, b. May 15, 1888. 

490. Lorenzo Muzzy' Upham (Abijah', Abijah', Abijah*, 
AbijahS Abijah', Thomas', Phineas', John'), of Sherman Island, 
Cal., b. Sept. 5, 185 1, in Readville, Me.; m. in California Lizzie 
M. Brown, b. in Clinton, Iowa. Living at Sherman Island, 1889. 
They had: 

I Mary Elizabeth, b. Sept. i, 1878, on Sherman Island. 
II Robert Lorenzo, b. July 6, 1880, on Sherman Island. 

III Celeste Isabella, b. March 18, 1884, at Rio Vista, Cal. 

IV Clarence Irving, b. Feb. 13, 1886, at Rio Vista. 

491. Finaldo Frank' Upham (Ansef, Abijah", Abijah*, Abi- 
jah', Abijah', Thomas', Phineas", John'), of Dixon, Solano Co., Cal., 
b. in Lincolnville, Me., Oct. 21, 1843; m. Annie B. Stevens, of 
California, about 1867. In 1890 he was living at Dixon engaged 
in the practice of dentistry. They had: 

I Annie Beatrice, b. Sept. 2, 1868. 
II Ulysus, b. Aug. 26, 1870. 

III Blanche, b. July 23, 1877. 

IV Vivien, b. July 27, 1885. 

492. Charles' Upham (Abel T.*, Charles\ Abijah«, Abijah^ 
Abijah-', Thomas', Phineas', John'), of Stoughton, Mass., b. there, 
July 26, 1829; m. Laura Amelia Churchill, Nov. 12, 1852, dau. of 
Samuel and Rachel (Capen) Churchill, of West Bridgewater, Mass. 
He d. in Stoughton, Aug. 2, 1879. 

He attended the public schools at Stoughton, and the Adelphian 
Academy at North Bridgewater ; was early engaged in teaching, 
and chosen one of the school committee at the age of twenty-one. 
He was an active and energetic member of the church. He was 
chosen town clerk at Stoughton in 1855, and served as such a 
period of years, holding that office during the war of the Rebellion, 
during which time he was especially active in the Union_ cause, 
and was of great assistance, both officially and personally, in rais- 
ing and equipping troops for the war. He was for some years a 
member of the firm of Atherton, Stetson & Co., boot and shoe 
manufacturers at Stoughton. In the fall of 1872, he and his 
brother Alfred, established the firm of Upham Bros. & Co., in 
the same line of business, in which firm he continued until his 

400 Upham Genealogy. 

death. Of his character, his brother Alfred wrote: " He was an 
especially social man, and one whose advice was much sought. 
Peculiarly so by his younger friends, who came to him often for 
the words of encouragement or guidance which he knew so well 
how to bestow. His presence brightened every gathering, his 
words were apt and timely, his friends were the community in 
which he lived, and his death was a public loss." Charles Upham 
and wife Laura had: 

I Laura Elmina, b. April i8, 1855; d. Oct. 12, 1870, 
II Rachel Isabel, b. Oct. 5, 1859; m. Sept. 25, 1879, i^ 
National City, Cal. , Edgar Francis Leonard, of that 
place, formerly of Bridgewater, Mass. 
Ill Mabel Frances, b. April 25, 1873. 

493. Alfred' Upham (Abel T.^ Charles^ Abijah^ Abijah^ 
Abijah^, Abijalr', Phineas'', John'), of Stoughton, Mass , b. Aug. 
17, 1838, in Canton, Mass.; m. Mary Elmina Churchill — sister to 
his brother's wife — Dec. 24, 1861. In 1872, he with his brother 
Charles, established the boot and shoe manufactory of Upham 
Brothers, at Stoughton; Charles Upham dying in 1879, left him at 
the head of the firm, where he remained, 1889. They had: 

I Charles Sawtelle, b. Jan. 25, 1864; m. at Stoughton, 
Jan. 17, 1889 (by Rev. C. R. Tenney), Myra 
Frances Tenney, dau. of Charles and Sarah Maria 
(Lunt) Tenney, of Stoughton. In 1889, he was a 
member of the firm of Upham Brothers, above 
II Esther Louisa, b. June 10, 1873. 

494. Charles E.' Upham (Amos^, Amos\ Amos^ Abijah\ 
Abijah^, Thomas'', Phineas*, John'), of North Adams, Mich., b. at 
Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Sept. 6, 1849; m. Hattie P. Curtis, at Hills- 
dale, Mich., 1875. He was in mercantile business at North 
Adams, 1879. They had: 

I Clarence Curtis, b. July 31, 1876. 
II Clara, b. April 23, 1878. 

495. Harry Thomas^ Upham (Thomas A.^ ]oeV, Abijah^, 
Phineas^ Abijah"*, Thomas^, Phineas', John'), of Cambridge, Mass., 
b. Jan. 16, 1856, in Boston; m. June 2, 1880, Eliza Colby Rich- 
ardson, dau. of William Fox and Eliza C. Richardson, of Cam- 
bridge, Mass. In 1890, he was city auditor at Cambridge. They 

I Harold Colby, b. Nov. 23, 1881. 
II Lucetta Averill, b. Jan. 10, 1885. 

Upham Genealogy. 401 

496. James Henry' Upham (James A.\ Sylvanus', Joseph*, 
Joseph^, Joseph^, Thomas^ Phineas", John'), of PortLand, Oreg., 
b. in Northfield, Rice Co., Minn., Nov. 22, 1859; m. Elva J. 
Dickey, Oct. 5, 1881, in Albany, Oreg. Living in Portland, 1890. 
They had : 

I Fern, b. Nov. 21, 1886. 

497. Edwin Jay^ Upham (James A.^ Sylvanus'', Joseph^, 
Joseph", Joseph'*, Thomas^, Phineas", John'), of Albany, Oreg., 
b. in Northfield, Minn., April 20, 1864; m. June 3, 1885, Carrie 
M. Day, at Portland, Oreg. Living at Albany, 1890. They had : 

I Charles Austin, b. March 3, 18S6. 
II Linn, b. Nov. 10, 1889. 

498. Charles Clifton' Upham (George P.^ Dyer', Nehemiah^ 
Luke^, Ivory^, Richard'', Phineas', John'), of Boston, Mass., b. 
Nov. 30, 1851, in Webster, Mass.; m. Dec. 23, 1874, Emma Nag 
Bonney, at Lawrence, Mass., dau. of Milton and Mary Ann, b. in 
Lowell, Mass., July 10, 1849. He Avas in the commission business 
in Boston, 1891, firm of Hills & Upham, 206 State street. Resi- 
dence in Brookline. They had: 

I Marion, b. March 19, 1881, in Boston. 
II Nora Clifton, b. Aug. 5, 1882, in Boston. 

499. Hon. Nathan' Upham (Henry C.^ Alexander M.^ Luke^ 
Nathan'', Richard'*, Richard^ Phineas', John'), of Drayton, Dak., 
b. in Great Village, N. S., Nov. 25, 1856; m. Agnes McDougall 
(a descendant of William Putnam). He was elected as a Repub- 
lican, in the twentieth Dakota district, to the House, in the Terri- 
torial Legislature of Dakota, Nov. 6, 1888. The St. Paul Globe 
(Democratic) of Nov. 24, 1888, publishes the following notice of 

" Nathan Upham, lately elected to the Dakota legislative assem- 
bly by an overwhelming majority, was born at Great Village, N. S., 
Nov. 25, 1856. After attending the graded school in his native 
town until 14 years old, his time was mainly spent as a clerk in a 
store until he came to Dakota. He visited the Red River Valley 
in 1878, but did not stay. While on his way he became acquainted 
with W. R. Tweedlie, ex-register of deeds in Pembina county, 
who also returned to Ontario. After some correspondence, they 
determined to come out again in 1879, and took up land in Dray- 
ton township, where they lived and worked together until late in 
the fall, when Mr. Tweedlie returned to Ontario for his friends 
and stock. During his absence in the Avinter, Mr. Upham was 
employed in hauling wheat for Budge, Eshelman & Co., who had 

402 " Upham Genealogy. 

then started business in the new town of Acton. W. J. Anderson, 
one of the firm, being appointed receiver of the United States 
land office, Mr. Upham took Mr. Anderson's place in the store. 
In Nov., 1880, he was elected judge of probate for Pembina county, 
considered a very unimportant office. But as he was the only 
person who could take final proofs, or make loans between Pem- 
bina and Grand Forks, the business became extensive and profit- 
able. Upon the organization of Walsh county, in 1881, he re- 
signed the office and was appointed register of deeds for Walsh 
county, which office he held until 1886. During the latter period 
of his term he had acquired a farm of eight hundred acres in St. 
Andrews township, upon which he has resided for about three 
years. This is one of the best located and desirable properties in 
the Red River Valley outside of the railroad belt. He gives his 
exclusive attention to farming, not mere grain raising, having a 
herd of 100 to 130 head of cattle, and living on the farm. He 
has been married nearly four years, and has one surviving child. 
He has been able to secure and maintain his popularity by inspir- 
ing confidence in his honesty and ability, and by unassuming and 
conciliatory address." Nathan Upham and wife Agnes had: 

I Roy Clinton, b. 1886; d. Sept. 11, 1888, at St. Andrews, 
Dak., ?e. t year and 10 months. 
n A daughter, b. July, 1888, not named at last accounts. 

500. Lucius Bolles" Upham (Franklin^ Joshua^, Joshua', 
Jesse'; Timothy', Phineas'*, Phineas^ Phineas^ John'), of Maiden, 
Mass., b. in Salem, Mass., Jan. 25, 1855; m. June 12, 1879, Mary 
Ann Scanlon, b. March 8, 1853. They had: 

I Charles Wendell, b. Feb. 13, 1880, in Salem. 
n Mary Elizabeth, b. July 7, 1882, in Salem; d. Aug. 

I, 1883. 
in Frank, b. May 12, 1883, in Salem; d. June r, 1884. 
IV Arthur Cleveland, b. Nov. 22, 1884, in Maiden, Mass. 

501. Frank D."' Upham (Charles D.^ Darwin B.', Dr. Ed- 
ward\ Leonard^ Rev. Edward^ James"*, Phineas^ Phineas^ John'), 
of Colfax, Iowa, b. Oct. 16, 1864; m. Dec. 21, 1885, Georgia 
Ryan, b. in Kentucky, April 12, 1867. They had: 

I Stacia, b. Sept. 14, 1887. 

502. Fred. Johnson'^' Upham (Albert T.', John A.^ Allen\ 
Nathaniel', Nathaniel', Nathaniel', Nathaniel', Phineas', John'), 
of St. Paul, Minn., b. Dec. 3, i860; m. July 4, 1886, Ida M. 
Webber. They had: 

I Walter Laroy, b. May 12, 1887. 
II John Allen, b. March 20, 1889. 

Upham Genealogy. 403 

503. Frank Albert'" Upham (Albert T.^, John A.S Allen^ 
Nathaniel, NathanieP, Nathaniel^ Nathaniel^ Phineas", JohiV), 
of St. Paul, Minn., b. Nov. 13, 1862; m. Nov. 12, 1885, Alexan- 
drina Murray. They had: 

I Albert Tyler, b. Oct. 29, 1886. 


The Descendants of Joseph P. Upham and Rosabella 


I. Joseph F/^ Upham (Asa% Ezekiel^, John^, Phineas', 
John'), of Pawlet, Vt., and Granville, N. Y., b. Feb. 12, 1764, in 
Sturbridge, Mass.; m. Rosabella Tuttle. He was the son of Asa 
Upham, of Weathersfield, Vt. (No. 46, of the regular series pre- 
ceding). Joseph P. Upham was a prominent citizen in the com- 
munity where he lived. He died in October, 1857, at the age of 
93. A sketch of his life is given in the Vermont Historical Maga- 
zine., Vol. HI, page 927. They had: 

2 I Cina Chapman Upham, b. March 3, 1792, in Pawlet. 

She m. Elisha Orvis. 
II Huldah Upham, b. June 14, 1794, in Granville; d. 
June 15, 1838; m. Rev. Nehemiah Nelson. 

3 III Ann Upham, b. April 12, 1796, at Granville ; m. Arch 

Bishop, and moved to Fond du Lac, Wis. 
IV Clarissa Upham, b. Dec. 22, 1798, at Granville; m. 

Hay, of Troy, N. Y. They had : 

A Arch Hay, who m., and had a daughter who 

m. a Lapham. 
B Mary Hay, m. Dr. Asa P. Hammond, of 

Keenesville, N. Y. 
C Eliza May, m. Joseph Reed, and d. at Dixmont, 
Pa. They had: James Reed, m., and Cla- 
rissa Reed, who m. Dr. Hertz, of Allegheny 
City, Pa. 

4 V Maria Upham, b. Sept. 8, 1802, at Granville; m. (i) 

Johnson; m. (2) Jonathan Dayton. 

VI Loretta Upham, b. at Granville, Feb. 6, 1804; m 
Josiah Tobey They had: 

A Azro Tobey, b. Feb. 7, 1831, d. June 5, 1857. 

B Chapman Tobey, b. Oct. 17, 1834. 

Appendix. 405 

C George Tobey, b. Aug 16, 1840; m. Laura 
Bishop, and had sons Edward and Albert 
Tobey, and two daughters. 

VII John Upham, b. April 9, 1806, at Granville; m. 

Blossom. He d, Nov. 20, 1883. He lived in Bur- 
lington, Vt., and had a son John, who had a son 
Willie Upham, who was living at Barre, Vt, in 1890. 
VIII Joseph Upham, b. April 12, 1808, at Granville; m. 
Phebe E. Richards. They had : 
A Joseph Upham, died. 
B Charles Henry Upham. Living in Burnt Hills, 

N. Y., 1890. 
C Edward Richardson Upham, m. Anna Cowdin, 

and had a son and a daughter. 
D Joseph Kellogg Upham, m. Sarah Davis, and 
had a son. 

2. Cina Chapman' Upham (Joseph P.^, Asa*, Ezekiel^ John^, 
Phineas'^ John'), b. in Pawlet, Vt., March 3, 1792; d. April 17, 
1867, in New York city, buried at Troy, N. Y. She m. Feb. 4, 
1813, at Pawlet, Elihu Orvis, b. Oct. 25, 1788, at Hinsdale, Vt., 
d. May 18, 1845, at Troy, N. Y. They had : 

I Ann Eliza Orvis, b. May 14, 1814; d. May 3, 1868; 
m. Isaac Schram, May 15, 1845, who was b. May, 
181 8. Living at Grand Blanc, Mich., in 1890. 
They had: 

A Kate Schram, m. J. Cloisterman. 
B Joseph Elihu Schram, formerly mayor of Glen- 
wood Springs, Col. He was b. Aug. 22, 1850, 
at Grand Blanc, Mich.; m. Dec. 22, 1885, 
at Glenwood Springs, Ida Adel Barlow. In 
1892 he was in mercantile business at 
Palermo, Cal. 
5 II Joseph Upham Orvis, b. Nov. 8, 1816, at Granville; 

m. Mary Elizabeth Nazro. 

III Huldah Maria Orvis, b. April 12, 1819; d. June 20, 


IV Edwin Church Orvis, b. June 26, 1821; d. Mairch 2, 

V Catherine Lorette Orvis, b. Feb. 23, 1826; d. June, 
1859; ^- Dr. Thomas C. Mercer, of Soplin, Mo. 
They had : 

A Lizzie Mercer, m. Girdlin. 

B Nettie Mercer. 

4o6 Appendix. 

C Neville O. Mercer. 
D Catherine L. Mercer, d. July 27, 1859, 
VI Philander Denslow Orvis, b. July 10, 1828; m. Marie 
Adeline de Giradin, of Martinique, W. I. 

3. Ann' Upham (Joseph P.", Asa^, Ezekiel'', John% Phineas^, 
John^), b. April 12, 1796, at Granville, N. Y. ; m. Arch Bishop, 
b. 1796. They moved to Fond du Lac, Wis. They had: 

I John Bishop. He m., and had: 
A Llewellen Bishop, m. 
B Annie Bishop, d. 

C Hoel S. Bishop, who was graduated at West 
Point, 1873, and in 1891, was first lieutenant 
5th U. S. Cavalry. 
D William Bishop. 
II Henry Bishop, 

III Stephen Bishop, m. Helen Chapman. He d. They 


A Lillian Bishop. 

B Charles, m., and living in Toledo. 

D Maria Bishop, m. 

E Mattie. 

IV Maria Bishop, m. Hon. Charles A. Eldridge, of Fond 

du Lac, Wis. They had : 
A William Eldridge, m. 
B Arch Eldridge, m. 
C May Eldridge, m, 
D Charles Eldridge. 
E Ada Eldridge. 

4. Maria' Upham (Joseph P.*, Asa^, EzekieP, John^ Phineas', 

John'), b. Sept. 8, 1802, at Granville, N. Y. ; m. (i) Johnson; 

m. (2) Jonathan Dayton. She had by first marriage: 

I Huldah Johnson, who was second wife of Dr. Thomas 
C. Mercer. 
By second marriage: 

II Helena Dayton; m. (i) Smith; m. (2) H. C. 

Van Deusen, cashier of a bank at Flint, Mich. She 
had by first marriage, George and Oliver Smith. 

III John Dayton; m. Jennie Wolverton. He was mayor 

of Flint, Mich. 

IV Kate, d. in infancy. 

5. Joseph Upham^ Orvis (Cina Chapman Upham', Joseph 
P.*, Asa^ EzekieP, John^ Phineas', John'), b. Nov. 8, 1816, at 

Appendix. 407 

Granville, N. Y. ; m. Mary Elizabeth Nazro, b. June^'io, 1821, 
dau. of Henry and Elizabeth (Paine) Nazro, of Troy, N. Y. He 
was a prominent banker in New York city, and d. at Palatka, 
Fla., March 30, 1883. They had: 

I Mary Elizabeth Orvis, b. April 23, 1843, in Troy, N. Y. 
II Henry Nazro Orvis, b. Dec. 28, 1844, in Troy; d. in 
Troy, Sept. i, 1846. 

III Henry Paine Orvis, b. Dec. 6, 1846, in Troy. 

IV Charles Eustis Orvis, b. Jan. i, 1849, in Troy. 

V Edwin Waitstill Orvis, b. June 20, 1853, in Troy; m. 

Jan. 27, 1885, Carrie Emerton, in New York. He 
was of the firm of Orvis Bros. & Co., bankers, 44 
Broadway, New York, in 1890. They had: 

A Warren Dayton Orvis, b. July 7, 1886. 

B Arthur Emerton Orvis, b. July 21, 1888. 

VI Sarah Belcher Nazro Orvis, b. Aug. 2, 1856, in New 

York; m. Charles A. Hammond. They had: Har- 
rold Orvis Hammond, b. April 26, 1888. 
VII George Herbert Orvis, b. Aug. 26, 1858, in New York; 
d. Dec. 15, 1859. 
^VIII Harriet Josephine Orvis, b June 2, i860, in New 
York; m. Henry M. Orne, June 10, 1889. 
IX Julia Nazro Orvis, b. Nov. 10, 1862, in New York. 
•'.-- The descendants of Oilman Upham, of Portsmouth, N. H., son 
of Ezra Upham, of Melrose, Mass., and Herkimer, N. Y., and 
wife Susanna Smith. See No. 139, in regular series of families. 

Gilman' Upham (Ezra\ Jesse", Timothy", Phineas^ Phineas^ 
Phineas", John^), of Newington, Newmarket, and Portsmouth, N. 
H., b. in Herkimer, N. Y., Nov. 4, 1807 ; m. July 2, 1836, Abi- 
gail Sarah Twombly (dau. of James and Hannah), b. in Dover, 
N. H., July II, 181 1. She d. in Portsmouth, Dec. 9, 1874. He 
d. May 25, 1882, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Maddox, in 
Dover, N. H. They were both members of the Methodist Church. 
They had: 

I Susan, b. in Newington, Dec. 28, 1838; m. Ivory Mad- 
dox, of Great Falls. They had James Winthrop 
Maddox and Lydia Mabel Maddox, who m. Charles 
H. Gushing, of Dover. 
II Smith, b. June 3, 1840, d. 1841. 
Ill Lucy Augusta, b. Sept, 3, 1842, in Newington; m. 
April I, 1865, Benjamin Franklin Burke, who d. 
Dec. 2, 1879. Both members of the Baptist Church. 
She was living at Portsmouth in 1891. They had: 

4o8 Appendix. 

A Lucy Augusta Burke, b. March 24, 1866 ; m. 
April 9, 1883, Frank W. Danielson. Both 
members of the Baptist Church. They had: 
Winthrop Warren Danielson, b. Oct. 22,1885; 
Rosamond Danielson, b. June 25, 1889, d. 
May 27, 1890 ; Harold Grover Danielson, b. 
June 15, 1891. 
B Benjamin Winthrop Burke, b. Feb. 11, 1869, 
of Canton Center, a member of the English 
C Mary Abbie Burke, b. April 4, 187 1, a member 

of the English Church. 
D Susan Ellen Burke, b. Aug. 8, 1873, organist 
in the Baptist Church, where she was baptized 
at the age of twelve years. 
IV Winthrop Smith, b. Oct. 16, 1844. He was in the Navy 
during the War of the Rebellion, and d. unm., Aug. 
25, 1863, on board the U. S. ship Forts/nouth, at 
New Orleans, La., was buried on shore. 
V Sarah Ada, b. Dec. 14, 1847, at Newington; m. James 
William Lucim, at Kittery, Me. They lived at 
Exeter, N. H., where she d., after which he went to 
VI Mary Emma, b. Aug. 27, 1850, in Newington; m. 
William Cross, of Dover, N. H., who d. They had: 
Charles Winthrop Cross, b. June 24, 1869, who was 
baptized in the Baptist Church at the age of ten, and 
in 1 89 1, was studying for the Baptist ministry. 
VII Hannah Ellen, b. Feb. 3, 1853 ; m. William S. Stratton, 
of Boston. She d. soon after, leaving a daughter 
who went to her father's family. 


The following is a list of Uphams who have been graduated at 
colleges and higher educational institutions in the United States, 
though it is not believed to be complete; undoubtedly there are 
others, especially from the western colleges, whose names have 
not been ascertained: 









Benjamin Allen. 


George Baxter. 


Charles Wentworth. 

George Phinehas. 

1847, Jabez Baxter, M. D. 
1852. Charles Wentworth. 
1856. William Phinehas. 
1868. Thomas Ellinwood. 

1876. George Baxter, law. 

1877. Henry. 

1 88 1. George Phinehas. 

1886. Henry Lauriston, dentistry 

1890. Richard Dana. 


Samuel. 1842. Jabez Baxter. 

Thomas Cogswell. 1850. James Phineas. 

Nathaniel Gookin. 1853- Nathaniel Lord. 

Alfred. 187 1. Warren. 

1838. Francis William. 
1840. Albert Gookin. 


1846. George Barnard. 
1861. Joseph Badger. 


1853. Nathan. 1875. George Leland. 

1874. William Richardson. 

1835. William Dennis, (Diploma of graduation issued after his 

1874. Albert George. 


4IO Upham Graduates. . ; 


1874. James Duncan. 1874. George Baxter. 


1829. Timothy. 1874. George Elbridge. 


1830. Don Alonzo Joshua. 

1835. James. 


1875. Horace Alonzo Jaques. 

1884. Edward Darwin. 

1874. Edward Denslow. 

1883. Frederick Norman. 

1856. Samuel Foster. 


N. Y. 
1859. John Jaques. 1866. William Henry. 

1878. Artemus Boutelle. 


1876. George Elbridge. 

1822. Alvah West, M. D. 

1854. Edward Fisk, M. D. 

1888. William Clarence, M. D. 

1858. Nathaniel Lord. 

Upham Graduates. 41 i 


1886. Frederick Norman. 


1856. James Henry. Died a few days previous to the graduation 
of his class. 

1859. Isaac. 


1880. Arthur Aquila. 


1891. Lucia Frances, A. B. 


Ch 1' "R ?- Years of graduation not known. 


1893. Frank Brooks is in the class which will be graduated in 


Nearly a quarter of a century has slipped away, since, after a 
prolonged absence which had begun at an early age, I spent a 
winter at home. I took that opportunity to question my father 
on the subject of his Upham ancestry — a matter about which 
I had always been curious, and of which I had often thought while 
in the far West. He could tell me little more than that his father 
came from Dudley, Massachusetts, and that there was a tradition that 
the family had originated in Wales; with the exception of an aunt, 
he had never seen any of his father's people, and knew very little 
about them. He was able, however, to tell me the names of his 
grandparents, and of his uncles and aunts — more than is usually 
known under such circumstances, as I have since had occasion 
to learn. I made notes of such information, and those notes have 
grown until they have formed the records in the preceding pages, 
embracing grandfathers — "ready-made," so to speak — for an 
endless number of Uphams now living and yet to be born. 

The long-promised " Upham book" is at last an accomplished 
fact, and the labor has ceased; though the work could be extended 
indefinitely, and as long as the posterity of John Upham continue 
to be born, to marry, and to die. I send these last sheets to the 
publishers, and lay aside the work with satisfaction, though not 
without regret. Regret that I shall here part company, and in a 
certain sense cease to associate with the ancient worthies whom I 
have learned to know so well. The Johns, Phinehases, Richards, 
Thomases, Nathaniels, and others, who have left behind as unseen 
forces those hereditary influences which have characterized us to 
the present day — almost as with the hand of Destiny. 

In my wanderings from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from the 
British Columbia line to Mexico, and while at remote frontier 
stations, these have been with me, lo, these many years. Constant 
familiarity with their names and brief biographical records has 
caused them — with me — to seem to live again. I run through 
the generations mentally and recognize each individual, as the 
long procession passes in review. Theirs has been a shadowy but 
a pleasant companionship, and I shall miss it. 

Conclusion. 413 

I can see the stout-hearted John, his wife Elizabeth, and their 
little ones, and his sister Sara, as they leave forever the ancestral 
home at Bickton, in old Devon, to join with the Hull colony, and 
find a home in that western world beyond the sea. Here, uncon- 
sciously to him, to take his place at the head of this large family. 
Then the brave Phinehas, the first-born American Upham, as he 
goes forth to fight in those early days of that war of races which 
was inevitable, and in which his descendants have not yet ceased 
to participate, helping to make civilization on this continent pos- 
sible, and moving with the star of empire on its westward course. 
I can see him wounded and bleeding on that fatal Sabbath morn- 
ing at the storming of the Narragansett fort — one of the greatest 
Indian conflicts in the history of this country, now almost for- 
gotten — borne in the arms of his comrades from the frozen field 
where he had so gallantly led his men and fought so well, over the 
snow red with the blood of two races. Carried hence to distant 
Maiden, there to die; his wife Ruth, widowed, his children father- 
less. Down to this point our ancestry is a common one; here the 
** lines " diverge, but I have followed them all, to the eleventh 

And now, since the printing of the earlier pages of this book, 
comes from Old England the knowledge of a remoter ancestry, 
and a contemporaneous kindred, extending, as with us, down to 
the present generations. Our English kindred we hail with cor- 
dial greeting, and though for nearly three centuries the broad At- 
lantic has separated us, we claim the unity of blood. Soon we 
that live, and bear the name on both sides of the ocean must take 
our places in that silent company of which the earlier members 
have moved on — perhaps to know each other in a life beyond. 

During the progress of the work many changes have come — 
the original manuscript shows them. Death has been among us 
and gathered his harvest; even as I write, I stop to record the taking 
of one whose end has come — but whose life has been worthy. 
With a habit of scanning the obituary columns of the daily press 
I do it apprehensively, for several who have assisted in the prepa- 
ration of this genealogy, and have looked forward to its appear- 
ance with pleasurable anticipation, have already gone without being 
permitted to witness its completion. 

The compiling of a genealogy is a laborious though fascinating 
task. Those who appreciate its object are comparatively few. and 
one so engaged must be willing to work on without the incentive 
which might be furnished by a general co-operation on the part 
of those for whose benefit the work is intended. And yet the 

414 Conclusion. 

accomplishment of this one has proved to be one of the satisfac- 
tions of a lifetime. If its effect is — as I have hoped it may be — 
to cause each one bearing the name of Upham to feel that he has 
a responsibility for bearing it creditably, then indeed will a grand 
object have been attained, and we may all adopt the sentiment 
of the New Brunswick Uphams : 

" If it is not in all mortals to command success, we will do more, 
deserve it." 

F. K. U. 


I shall be pleased to receive notice of all errors which may be 
discovered at the appearance of this book, also of any additional 
information which may help toward the completeness of the Upham 
genealogy in all its branches. Errors will be corrected, and ad- 
ditional information preserved, with the hope that at some future 
time there may be a revised edition. While at present I have no 
permanent local address, a letter will always find me if sent to my 
official address, viz. : 

Captain F. K. UPHAM, U. S. Army, 

Care of Adjutant-General, War Department, Washington, D. C. 

End of the American Genealogy. 



English Ancestry of John Upham, 



Fporq 1523 Dow^n to tY\e Pposeqt Tinqe, 

Also much Valuable Information Connected with the Uphams in 
England, only Recently Discovered. 


When pages 7 to 18 — under the heading of " the name in Eng- 
land " — were sent to the publishers, it was with the hope that 
they might be useful in a search for the English ancestry of the 
American Uphams, should it ever be practicable to undertake 
one. But such a discovery was only regarded as a possibility of 
the indefinite future. It was little anticipated that even before 
these proof-sheets were corrected, this knowledge would be in our 
possession. Yet such is the case, and the book now includes not 
only the identified ancestry of the emigrant John Upham for sev- 
eral generations, with indications of a still more remote trace of 
the family, but also an English genealogy of very considerable 
scope, showing the Uphams from an early period down to the 
present date, thereby adding immensely to the interest and value 
of this as a record of the Uphams of England and America. 

For this important knowledge we are indebted to the persever- 
ance and untiring labor of our young kinsman, William Upham 
Reynell-Upham, Esq, — whose ancestry is shown — until recently 
living at his home in Bristol, England, but now in the United 
States, where he brought with him all the records which follow, and 
has since his arrival here taken the time — important to his personal 
interests — to arrange for publication in these pages. Before leav- 
ing England he spent fourteen weeks in his voluntary and self- 
imposed task of searching the various sources of information, and 
it is sincerely hoped that the valuable service which he has con- 
tributed will be appreciated. 

At this place I take pleasure in recording the wish of Mr. Reynell- 
Upham that the valued assistance which he received from the 
following-named gentlemen should be acknowledged, viz. : Dr. T. 
N. Brushfield, of Budleigh, Salterton, who searched the Budleigh 
records for him, and afterward sent him a number of names which 
he had found; the Rev. R. Hobhouse, of St Ive, Cornwall, who sent 
him full details of Upham farm, etc; Arthur Burch, Esq , bishop's 
secretary, who gave him access to the bishop^s transcripts, visita- 
tion books, etc., preserved at the Diocesan Registry, Exeter; the 
record keeper, Somerset House, London, who gave him permission 

420 Explanatory and Introductory. 

— only granted in special cases — to extract details from the Pro- 
bate Calendars; and others. 

A notable feature of the " new light " is the fact which appears 
that the wife of our ancestor, John Upham, of New England, was 
not Elizabeth Webb, as "assumed" so confidently on page 34, 
but Elizabeth Slade. The mistake was a natural one, still it is 
only another illustration of the often-repeated lesson, that no 
assumption is safe in genealogical researches, frequently so 
strangely misleading. In this connection I will only invite atten- 
tion to what is mentioned on page 34: '* John Upham, to have 
been the uncle of Joseph, the son of Richard Webb, must either 
have married the sister of the said Richard Webb, or Richard 
Webb must have married the sister of John Upham." With 
reference to Sara, the sister of John Upham, mentioned in her 
father's will, as well as in the passenger list from England, it is 
suggested, as will be seen, that " she may have become the wife 
of Richard Webb." 

With regard to the Rev. Joseph Hull, as already seen on page 
19, he had been for eleven years rector at Northleigh, which posi- 
tion he resigned in 1632, "and gathering a company of devoted 
followers," etc., sailed with them for this country two years later. 
Northleigh — pronounced Norley — is about ten miles from Bickton, 
and what seems more natural than that John Upham, then a 
young married man with a growing family, a younger son, with 
little prospect of succeeding to the limited ancestral acres at 
Bickton, should have been induced to join his fortunes with those 
of the Hull Colony. Whether the Puritan movement of the day 
toward New England was wholly the cause of this may be ques- 
tioned. Until two years prior to his departure from England, 
Mr. Hull had been in the established church. On page 24 it also 
appears that he was afterward, in 1659, having returned to Eng- 
land, again identified with the Episcopacy as rector of St. Buryan's, 
Cornwall. While we know that for many years prior to his death, 
John Upham was a deacon in the New England Congregational 
church, there remains a reasonable doubt as to his religious 
tendencies in England. None of the members of his father's 
family seem to have been identified with those who had aban- 
doned the Episcopal forms, and his uncle Thomas lived and 
died as a clergyman of the established church. 

It is interesting to observe how the names have been repeated 
through the numerous successive generations. Nathaniel, so usual 
among the American Uphams, seems to have come in with the 
Slade ancestry in England, and to have continued with the 

Explanatory and Introductory. 421 

Richards, Johns and Thomases down to the present time. Phy- 
nehas seems to be purely American in its introduction, and to 
have been unknown among the English Uphams. The suggestion 
near the bottom of page 47, as to the origin of this name, seems 
now even more probable. 

San Jose, California, December, 1892. 


Lay Subsidy, Devon, I Ed. IIL " De taxacione vicesime in 
COM Devon," a roll of 34 membranes. 

^^ Hundnlm de Buddlele Est^* 

Henr:faber .via. 

Henr:de llye xijd. 

Johus llychebold vid. 

Willus Baudichour xijd. 

Radus atte hulle xijd. 

Robtus Upho7n vid. 

Henr de Lavyngton vid. 

Willus Lomene vid. 

Radus Cole xijd. 

Regin de Chambnon ijs. 

Thomas Sospyk xijd. 

" Westbudr 

Adam atte hulle 
Joel atte Heghen 
Johus atte Burghe 
Johes de Churston 
Isabella d. Willo Magft 
Walterus atte serine 
Ricus de Naddisolyne 
Thome de Yandebrok 
f Galfr'^ Uphom . . xij d. 

* There are no names of parishes given, but several of these names, in- 
cluding Robt. Uphom, we found in a later subsidy roll (viz.: that for 6 Ed. 
Ill) among the taxpayers of a place named in the margin "holebrok." 

f Galfrido or Galfridus = the Latin form of the Christian name Geoffrey. 

Upham Genealogy. 423 

Galfri'' de Mersheghes 
Robtiis att ffursen 
Willo i^erlegh 
Thos. atte Neghen 
Henr. de la Pomay 

Lay Subsidy 6 Ed. III. Devon. 

''^ ad hucde Hundr. de IVestbudd." 

1 7. Galfro Uphom xiiid. 

18. Henr. Uphom xijd. 

Hundr. de Buddeleghcst. holebrok 

Rico de Wydslade ijs. 

Willo Spekt [i. e. Spekott]. .ijs. 

Willo Lomone xijd. 

Robto Uphom viiid. ■ 

Thorn Bisshop viiid. 

Johne llychebold xijd. 

Henr de llye viijd. 

Jordano atte Venne viijd. 

Robert Uphom came 53d on the list for the hundred of E. Bud- 
leigh, and fourth in the second (the right hand) column. On the 
left margin of the membrane the names of the taxpayers were 
written close to the edge, and no names of villages or towns were 
added, but on the right hand (indented) margin there was plenty 
of space, where as above represented the names of localities were 
inscribed. We took down the whole list of the taxpayers in the 
parish of " holebrok " where this Robert Uphom* was living in 
1332, (6th Ed. ni) as the names would be of great value in identi- 
fying the family and locality of Robert Uphom in these records 
where the name of the parish is so frequently absent. Next to 
the above list came " Boddl," (Budley) with its taxpayers, not 
however containing any Uphams orUphoms. An examination of 
the hundred of East Budleigh on the map of Devon, reveals a 
parish named Halbrook near Sowton, and a little to the south of 
it we note " Wynslade House " marked. 

*This Robert Uphom was probably living there in 1327, for the lay Sub- 
sidy in I Ed. Ill contains his name with others who are found in this 

424 Upham Genealogy. 

On another membrane of the same Roll we found: — 

Ant: dina de Buddelegh 

(i. e. the ancient lordship or demesne of Budleigh of which the 
subjoined would be the tenants.) 

Willo de Todwille ijs. 

Robto de Boghdwaye xijd. 

Willo Haille xijd. 

Robto Sparre xijd. 

Maurice Broudebroke iijs. 

Henr. Mou iijs. 

Johne Upham viijd. 

Johne Honewille xiid- 

Lay Subsidy 15TH Henry VIII. Devon. 

Hund. de E. Budley. 

Sydbury. Thomas Uphome sessed as subsody for his goods at 

LX. s. — tax xviil.d. 
Beketon. Richard Uphome sessed at the subsody for his goods 

at xijli.- — tax vj.s. 
The taxpayers at " Beketon " this year (1523) were: Carolus 
Copleston, John Peryman, Johan Ryye Jun'", Richard Russell, 
Johan Ryye Sen'", Willm Oake, Richard Uphome, Henry Why- 
tyng, Johan Glys, Johan Portebury, Richard Brok, Richard ffacye, 
Carolus ffacye, Johann Colyn (ffreusshman) Johan Clapp, henry 
hoppyng, Thomas Taylo*", Petre Morde (ffreusshman), Richard 
Peryman, Alys hoppyng, henry peryman. 

Lay Subsidy Wilts, i Edward III. '* Taxatio xx™ partis 


Gatelyn et Johannem de Bradenstokk TAXATORES et 
collectores XX™ predicte anno regni Regis Edwardi 
post conquestum primo. 

On the Dorse is a note of its delivery 19 July 2 Ed. III. 

HiDidn'iDi de Mere 
Bradelegh: — 

Willo Upehamme xijd. (Memb. v) 

Swyndone: — 

Willo de Uppham iiis. xjd. (Memb. vi) 

Upham Genealogy. 425 

Hu)id. de Selkelee . 
Aldbourne: — 

Katrina de Uph,^, iiii.s.* 

Lay Subsidy Wilts. yxH Edward III. 

Neither Bradelegh Hund. de Mere nor any other parish in this 
roll contained a taxpayer of the name ^Villo Upehamme in this 
year. So it may be that he died between 1327 and 1333. The 
nearest approach: Willo in la Hamme paid a tax of ii.s. ix.d. 
As Bradley is close on the borders of Somerset it is possible that 
he crossed over into that county between the aforesaid periods. 

Huiid. de Selkelee. (Memb. xiii) 

Uphl,:— Nich. Mantell xiid. 

Ed. Prat. xd. 

Galf. Pagnell.. < ixs. viiid. 

Petre. Donster xvjd. 

Alic Stounde xijd. 

Rico Somet xi.s. ijd. 

Katerina de Uph^ xijd. 

Alice Harblot xvjd. 

Hugone le Palinde xviiid, 

Swyndone: — 

Willmo de Uph^ iiii. s. 

Chancery Proceedings. 

Enrolled Decrees Hen VIII to Elizabeth. Vol. I of Index: — 25. 
Upham Margaretta, vid. con Upham Ricum. Tricesima pars 
(Roll) No. 44. A perusal of this case in Roll 44 revealed details 
so interesting that we extracted it in full as follows: 

" 25. " Whereas Margaret Upham the late wief of Thomas Up- 
ham, gentelman, deceased hath exhibited a bill of complainte 
unto the queues maiesties most hieghe courte of chauncerie 
againste Richarde Upham, yoman, alleaginge by the same: That 
whereas Richarde Whitinge late abbott of the late dissolved 
monasterie of Glaston in the countie of Somerset was lawfullie 
seated in his demeane as of fee as in the pghte of the saide 

* Katerina de Upham is placed in Aldbourne in this record annonjx many 
of the persons who together with her when taxed in the 7th year of Ed. Ill 
are found in a place called Upham, which is marked on the map of Wilts 
close to Aldbourne. 


426 Upham Genealogy. 

monasterie of and in the manor of Buckland with the appurte- 
nences in the countie of Dorset, the custome of which manor is and 
tyme sythens the remembrance of man hath byn that the custom-ye 
landes & ten-te of the saide manor have byn demisable and demised 
by the lordes of the said manor or by their stewarde or surveyor 
for the tyme beinge to anye p-son or p-sons that like to take the 
same for tyme of lief or ly ves in possesscon or in ren-con by copie 
of courte roll of the saide manor accordinge to the custome of the 
saide manor. And alleged further that the custome of the saide 
manor is and tyme sythens the remembrance of man hath byn 
that yf anye copieholder of anye the customarie landes or ten-tes 
of the saide manor doe die seased of anye the customarie landes 
or ten-tes of the saide manor havinge a wief at the tyme of his 
decease, the wief of anye such customy tenante so dyinge seased 
shall have and enioie all such customarie landes and tentes as her 
saide husbande soe died seased of within the saide manor for and 
during her widowhedd by the custome of the saide manor. And 
the saide late abbott soe of the saide manor and other the 
pr-msses beinge seased at a courte holden at the saide manor in 
the . . . yere of the late kynge of famouse memorie kyng henrye 
the eighte by one . . . stewarde of the saide manor whose name 
the saide complaynnt knoweth not for want of the saide copie, did 
by copie of courte roll of the saide manor, accordinge to the cus- 
tome of the said manor demise one messuage and one yarde lande 
with appurtenences in Cleanger partt custom-ye landes and ten-tes 
of the saide manor of Buckland with a curtalage thereunto 
adyoyninge and eighte closes of meadowe and pasture conteynjng 
by estimation fourscore nyne acres and twoe groves of woode 
situate lyinge and beinge within the closes aforesaide conteyninge 
eight acres part of the saide manor and late in the tenure of one 
Nicholas Roo, deceased all whiche then were and yet be part of 
the customye landes of the saide manor to Thomas Upham late 
husbonde of the saide complaynante and to Richarde his sonne. 
To have and to houlde the same for tenure of three lives and for 
the tenure of the lief of the longest liver of them successively 
accordinge to the custome of the saide manor. By force whereof 
the saide Thomas Upham entered into the saide messuage and 
other the pr-misses and was thereof admitted tenante and was 
thereof lawfully seased in his demeane as of freholdefor the terme 
of his lief accordinge to the custome of the saide manor and the 
issues and profitte thereof did take and receyue as lawful was for 
him to do. Untill nowe of late that the saide Richarde Upham 
which is to have the premises after the deathe of the saide com- 

Upham Genealogy. 427 

playnante wrongfuUie entered uppon the possession of the saide 
complaynante and expulsed her from the quiet possession thereof, 
contrarie to all righte, equitie and good conscience, as by the saide 
bill of complaynt remayninge of rew-rde in this honorable court 
of chauncerye, more playnelye yt doth and may appere, where- 
unto the saide defendant made answer and the complaynant 
replied and the saide defendante rejoyned and so pr-ceded to a 
full and pfct issue. And after witnesses beinge examined on both 
p-tes and publication was thereof granted and a day then was 
appointed for the hearinge, endinge and finall determininge of 
the saide cause, at whiche daie as-weth the saide complaynnte as 
the saide defendaunte by theyre councellers and attorneys gave 
theyre attendance for the hearinge of theyre iudgment in the 
pr-msses and the same matter, and the circumstances thereof, 
withe the depositions and allegacons of either of the saide p-ties 
beinge then theyre in open court sedd, harde. underslande and 
well considered of by thiscourte of chauncerie, for diils considera- 
tions, the saide courte movinge: It ys this p-sent terme of Sainte 
mychaell tharchanngell, that is to saie the xviiij"" daie of Novem- 
ber in the thirtenth yere of the raigne of oure most gracious 
souaigne ladye Elizabeth by the grace of God of Englande, 
ffraunce ande Irelande quene, defender of the faithe &c. 
Ordered adiudged and decreed by the righte honorable Sir Nich- 
olas Bacon, knighte, lorde keeper of the greate seale of England 
and by the said courte of chauncye, that the saide Margarett Up- 
ham and her assigns duringe the widowhed of the saide Margaret 
shall have and enioie from hensseforthe the possession, use and 
occupacon of all and singular the landes and ten-tes in question 
betwene the saide p-ties againste the saide Richarde Upham, 
defendaunte and againste all and enye other p-son & p-sons 
clayminge the pr-msses or anye p-te thereof by from or under hym 
the saide Richarde Upham since the date com-enced in this courte 
untill the saide defendaunte shall recor the same by thorder and 
course of the com-on lawes of this realme. Wher yf the saide 
Richarde Upham defendaunte in this courte shall bringe anye 
ac-ion againste the saide Margaret Upham (beinge in possessione 
of the same) then the issue betwene them to be of the custome of 
the mannor of Buckland in the bill mencoed, videlt, whether that 
the custome of the saide mannor of Buckland whereof the saide 
landes in questione are p-rcell, be that if the seconde wief of anye 
copieholder of the saide mannor of Buckland dying seased of any 
custom-ye ten-tes and landes thereunto belonging shall have her 
widowes estate yf a firste wief were named in any copie with her 

428 Upham Genealogy. 

husbond. And it is further ordered adiudged and decreed by 
the saide lorde keper and coiirte of chauncerie that if the saide 
Richarde Upham defendaunte in this courte in an accon to be 
broughte by him at the com-on lawe for the landes in question 
againste the saide Margaret Upham his mother-in-law, beinge by 
order of this courte in possession of the same shalbe either non 
sute in the saide accon or v-ditt founde againste him then the saide 
Margarett Uppon (sic) defendaunte in the said accon at the 
comon lawe and plaintiff in this courte shalbe discharged of 
twentie nobles yerelie which she uppon requeste to her made did 
agree to paie to the saide Richard Upham her sonne-in-lawe 
duringe her widowhed. But yf uppon the saide accon to be 
broughte by the saide Richard Upham againste the pleyntiff in 
this courte the matter shall passe and be founde for the saide 
Richarde Ui)ham until the saide Margaret shall recor the same 
by thorder of the com-on lawe as is aforesaide. And yt is likewise 
further ordered adiudged and decreed by thauctoritie aforesaide 
that master Penruddocke, master Dudley and master Glasier, 
beinge officers to the righte honorable the erle of Leycester beinge 
then owners of the saide mannor be examined conc-rninge the 
saide cause in question by one of the examiners of this courte (if 
the p-ties or anye of them do will) and to be published. But yf 
anye of the said p-sons soe examined shall happen to be att the 
triall of the saide cause that then theyre examinacons and depo- 
sicons taken by the examiners of this courte not to be used but 
viva voce to declare theyre knowledges concerninge the saide 

Changer. A farm of about 429 acres, value (1774) ;^i75 per 
an. situate two miles from Buckland, to the S. W. upon the 
declivity above Revels Hill. It derives its name from clay, the 
nature of the soil, and " Hangre," which at the end of words, 
according to Sir Wm. Dugdale signifies the slope of a hill. 5 Ed. 
Ill a messuage and carncate of land at Cleyhangre had been held 
by the Abbot of Milton for above 100 years past of the heirs of 
Allured de Lincoln, by service of i2d per annum, for all services 
of the gift and feoffment of the said Alured. (Hutchins' Dorset. 
III. 709.) 

Buckland Abbas a very large parish about 4 m N. E. from 
Cerue Abbas, and gives name to the hundred, yet in the roll of 
the Nona inquisition it is called Bouncloude, and is placed in the 
hundred of Nyweton and Choulonde. It derives its name accord- 
ing to Sir Robert Atkyns, from the tenure of its land, by deed in 
writing anciently called Bockland, i. e. Book-land; as other land 

Upham Genealogy. 429 

not so held was called Folkland, as having no other evidence but 
the testimony of the people. It received the name of Buckland 
Abbas, from its belonging to the Abbey of Glastonbury. It con- 
tinued part of the Abbey's possessions till the dissolution, at which 
time we meet with this account of it in the roll entitled " The 
certificate of Richard Pollard and Thomas Moyle Esq", general 
surveyors of the Kinge's landes, made upon the survey of all the 
lordships, manors, landes &:c. belonging to the late attainted 
monasterie of Glastonburge, lying in sondry countys, now in the 
Kinge's handes by the attaincture of Richard Whiting late abbot 
of the same, of haute treason attainted, and according unto the 
view thereof by us in particular bokes made." 

" The countie of Dorsetshire 

" Temporalities 

"The mannor of Bucklond 

" Rents and demaynes 

"The rents of assize and customarye tenauntes appertayning 
unto the sayd manor with xvli comyng of the demaynes are of the 
yerely value of Ixxiiii li iiiis. iiiid. 



"Able men to serve the kynge in nombre xxv 

Sum total of the manor of Bucklonde Ixxxiii li iii.s ixd. (mon. 
Aug. 1849, p. 16.) 

It continued in the crown till 35 Hen. viii when the manor and 
lordship were granted to Queen Catherine for life. 4 & 5 Ed. 
VI. The manor and hundred went to Princess Elizabeth. 8 
Elizth. it was granted to Robert Earl of Leicester & heirs who 
loth Elizth alienated them to Thomas Viscount Einden. It is now 
1870 the property of H. G. Sturt Esq. (1870). (Hutchins' Dor- 
set. Ill 691.) 

Chancery Pleadings 

B. 6^ A. {Bills <^ ansiuers) tef/ip. Elizabeth. 

Bundle 3, No. 19. Upham v. Culliford. 

" To the right honorable S*" Nicholas Bacon, knight lorde keper 
of the greate Scale of England. 

In most humble wyse complayninge sheweth &c. Your oratrix 
Margaret Upham of Osmington in the countie of Dorset wydow 
that whereas one W" Compton Esq and Dame Warburge his 

43° Upham Genealogy. 

wyf were lawfully seysed, in theyre demesne as of fee in the right 

of the said Dame Warburge as yo*" oratrix supposeth of and 

in one manner with thappurtenances called Platforde in the 
countie of Southtn and so seysed of the p-msses at a court holden 
there moreover uppon the daye of St Thomas the martyr in the 
fourth yere of the raigne of our souveaigne lorde of famous 
memorie kynge henrye theight grauntyd by copie of Court Rolle 
accordinge to the custome of the mannor there unto Thomas 
Upham, Phillype his wyf and Thomas Upham theyre sonne one 
tenement with thappurtenances with one close called lokynnys 
and one other close called hyckmansham to have and to hold unto 
the said Thomas, Phillipe and Thomas according to the custom 
of the said mannor by force whereof the said Thomas and Phillype 
were seysed in their demesne as of freehold accordinglye and 
dyed so seysyd, after whose decease the said Thomas Upham 
theyre sonne and husband to your oratrix entered into the p-msses 
and was thereof seysyd and according to the custome of the said 
manner did graunte the premisses from yere to yere according &c 

to one Culliford of Platforde aforesaid and about the fyrste 

yere of the quenes maiesties raigne dyed, after whose decease the 
p-msses according to the custome of the said man-r oughte to 
remayne, come and be unto your oratrix being the wyffe of the 
said Thomas Upham deceased, during her widowhed. But maye 
yt please yo'' lordshippe the said Cullyford on the deathe of yo"*" 
oratrix husband by subtyll persuasions and untrue suggestions 
made to the steward and other the lordes officers of the said 
mannor obtained of the said officers a nevve graunte of the said 
pmsses for the terme of his lief by copie of cou^t roll according &c. 
Seking fraudulentlie and covynantlie to defeat yo*" oratrix's right, 
title and interest in the same, attempted and begonne by the sayd 
Cullyford and now sythens the deathe of the sayd Cullyford byn 
with like manner followed and pursued by one Millisent Cullyford 
the widowe of the said Cullyford deceased clayminge her widowes 
estate by custome of the said mannor &c. That yo*" oratrix hath 
dyvers tymes desyred the said stewarde or officer for the tyme 
being to enter her playnte in the said court of the mannor &c and 
to examine into her title but both in the tyme of the said Cully- 
ford and sythens his decease have always denied justice to 
yo*" oratrix &c. Oratrix pleads that the quenes maiesties most 
gracious writte of subpoena be granted directed to the said Mil- 
lissent Culliford to attend, answer and receive the direction of 
the court of chauncerie &c. 

Upham Genealogy. 431 

The Answer of M ill i cent Cidliforde widoive Def to the Bill of 
Compl^ of Margaret Upham 7uidowe complaynaiinte. 

In the course of this reply she denies the various statements 
and charges in toto and asserts that her late husband Robert 
Culliford died " seysyd in his demeane as of freeholde in a tene- 
ment and closes of lande parte of the mannorof Plattforde in the 
countie of Wiltes, held by copie of courte roll." She denies that 
there is any manor named Plattforde, in the county of Southamp- 
ton and prays to be " dismissed out of the bill of complaynte 
withe all reasonable costs and charges for wrongfuU vexacon 
susteyned in this behalf." 

" Plaitford in the hundred of Trustfield, Co. Wilts, is so called 
from the wide or crooked ford over the stream which passes 
through it and adjoins tlie parish of Landford. It forms an ob- 
long narrow strip of land stretching in greatest length from north 
to south, and intersected nearly in the middle by the turnpike 
road leading from Salisbury to Southampton. The parish is 
bounded on the north by Melchet Park, on the south by Bram- 
shaw, on the west by Landford and on the east by the tything 
of West Wellow in the county of Hants. At the time of the 
general survey Platford was held by Edmund a Saxon noble, in 
chief from the Crown. In the reign of Edward the Confessor it 
was the property of Algar and was assessed at a yard-land. 
"Here (says the record) is half a plough land with two borderers 
and two cottagers. The mill pays 10 shillings. The wood is 
three furlongs in length and one broad. The same Edmund holds 
one yard-land, in which he has half a plough-land and four bor- 
derers and two cottagers." These two estates together are worth 
forty shilling?. In the 3^** Edward I John de Grims, tead of West 
Grimsted held the manor of Plaitford of the Crown by the 
serjeantry of having the custody of the royal park of Melchet 
and by paying eleven shillings to the king through the bailiff of 
Clarendon. From this period Plaitford is included in the numer- 
ous inquisitions taken of the members of that distinguished 

In 22"*^ Ed. Ill it was assigned as the dower of Eleanor wife of 
Adam de Grimstead and on the death of her son John without 
issue in 1363 it descended to Reginald Perrot the son of Isabella 
de Grimsted his aunt. He died seised of Plaitford. in 137 1 when 
it became in part the dower of his widow Beatrix and in 1391 
(13*^ Richd. II) Ralph Perrot his son surrendered Plaitford to 
John Earl of Huntingdon. Eight years afterwards Sir John de 

432 Upham Genealogy. 

Bettesthorne died seised of the manor: but it would seem that 
Reginald Perrot was afterwards in possession as he passed it with 
other lands by a fine to Sir John Berkeley, the husband of Eliza- 
beth daughter of Sir John de Bettesthorne — Catherine Berkeley 
the great-granddaughter of Sir John having married Sir John 
Brereton Knt. left an only daughter Wybergha the wife of Sir 
W™ Compton of Com])ton Winyates, Co. Warwick, Knt. who 
through her became possessed of this property and died seised of 
it in 1528. It continued in his descendants until about 1680 
when Richard Compton of Bisterne, Co. Hants, Esq sold the 
manor and principal estate to Sir Stephen Fox, Knt. There are 
in the parish about 1460 acres the principal part of which com- 
prising a farm of nearly 300 acres considerable wood lands and 
other properties leased out for lives belongs to the Earl of 
Ilchester." (Hoare's Wiltshire.) 

Chancery Pleadings 

B. 6^ A. temp. Chas I. {Bundle 8, xxvi) 

xxMay 1648 Upham v. Upham 

To the right honorable the commission appoynted for the custody 
of the greate scale of England. 
Humblie complayninge, sheweth unto yo*" hon" your orator 
William Upham of Upton in the county of Somerset, husbandman 
now that one John Upham of Hewish Champflower in the county 
aforesaid husbandman five years scithence or thereabouts borrowed 
of yo*" said orator the sume of twentie pounds of lawfull monie of 
England and the said John Upham became bounden, in a certain 
bill or writinge, obligatorie to your said orator in the full sume of 
fortie poundes for the true payment of the said twentie poundes to 
your said orator at a certayne daye then following, and your said 
orator at the special instance and necessitie of the said John Up- 
ham his brother entered into bonds with the said John Upham; to 
Thomas Longe of Upton aforesaid in the penall sume o*^ six poundes 
for the true payment of three poundes to the said Thomas Longe; 
to Robert Reade of Wivliscombe in the said countie in the penall 
sume of twentie poundes for the true payment of ten poundes to 
the said Roberte, to Richard Chilcott the younger of Wiviliscombe 
aforesaid in the penall sume of ten poundes for the true oayment 
of five poundes to the said Richard Chilcott the younger att a 
certaine daye and time of payment speciallie mentioned in the 

Upham Genealogy. 433 

said bonds or writings obligatorie. And the said John Upham 
about five yeares scithince borrowed of George Upham of Hewish 
Champflower another brother of yo'" orator twentie and six poundes 
and John Upham became bound in two bills to the said George 
Upham for the payment thereof. About three yeares afterwards 
the said George Upham made his last Will and Testament appoynt- 
ing yo^' orator sole executor thereof. After whose decease your 
orator proved the will &c. John Upham four yeares scithince 
intermarried and took to wife one Joane daughter of Roger 
Cheeke of Uplowman in the countie of Devon with whom the 
saide John Upham made agreement to hande the sume of one 
hundred and twentie poundes and an estate in a tenement in 
Brushforde in the countie of Somerset for all the terme to come 
and unexpired as the marriage portion of the said Joane. And 
two years scithince the said John Upham died possessed of the 
said tenement in Brushforde and a personal estate well worth two 
hundred pounds and upw^ards and Joane the relicte of the said 
John Upham took out letters of administration in the arch- 
deaconry Courte of Taunton to the estate of her late husband. 
But may it please yo^' lordshippe the saide Joane Upham, the 
relicte of the said John, Roger Cheeke aforesaid and Thomas 
Webber of Hewish Champflower aforesaid husbandman and others 
(whose names though at present unknown he prays may be made 
parties to this bill of complaint) combined to defraud yo"" said 
orator of the said twentie poundes whiche the said John Upham 
borrowed and of the said twentie and six pounds which the said 
John borrowed of George Upham deceased and now owing to 
yo^ orator as his executor." The said Joane Upham having 
" purloyned " and possessed themselves of the testamentary estate 
of the said John Upham and converted the same to their own use 
and wittingly willingly &c caused much of the testamentary estate 
and goods to be left out of the inventory: the orator prays that a 
writ be directed to the said defendants requiring them to appear, 
answer to the said charges and receive the direction of the Court 
of Chancery. 

B. &' A. before 17 14. ( Whittington) No. 42. g^^ pari 1655: — 

xxMay 1648 Upham v. Upham 

The sevral answeare of Joane Upham wydowe, one of the 
Defendants to the bill of complaynte of Will'" Upham Com- 

" The said def* saying unto herself now and at all times hereafter 
all advantage of excepcon to the mcertentie and insufficiency of 

434 Upham Genealogy. 

the sd bill of compl* and of the matters and things therein con- 
tained for playne declaracon of the truth of the said premises to 
soe much thereof as doth concerne her this def* shee this def* say- 
eth &c." She denies all knowledge of the bond between her late 
husband and the comp* admits that her father Roger Cheeke paid 
p^i2o to John Upham as her marriage portion shortly after her 
marriage but denies that the estate in the tenement in Brushforde 
was also given to John Upham as part of the said marriage por- 
tion or that John Upham ever received the profits thereof but 
asserts that the said tenement was before her marriage by agree- 
ment between the said Joane Upham, and John Upham and Roger 
Cheeke assigned over to Roger Cheeke aforesaid for the use and 
benefit of John Palfrey, Elizth Palfrey and Joane Palfrey children 
of the said defendant Joane Upham by her former husband John 
Palfrey dec'* to which agreement in writing the said compP is a 
witness. She denies that John Upham died possessed of the said 
estate in the tenement at Brushforde or of a personal estate worth 
p^2oo which is untruly alleged in the said bill of compt. By an 
inventory remaining in the Archdeaconry Court, Taunton a per- 
sonal estate of ;^8o-5-8 is shown left by John Upham. She also 
states that J. U. was in debt at his decease to W™ Hoyle ^4, 
Humphrey Upham ;^5-8s, John Hoyle ^^y-ios, AP" Meade ^io-8s, 
John Date ^{^4-15-5, Henry Clattam ^6-ios, Robert Bullory 33s, 
John Webber ;!^2o, John Steevens ;^8, Thomas Langdon ^6-i2S, 
& David Webber ^^. Joane says that she paid some, gave 
security for others and fully administered the estate; that the 
complainant was one of the appraisors for the inventory and was 
himself pressed to take his debt out of the corn but refused to 
accept confessing that the corn was much overvalued. She prays 
to be dismissed out of the bill with all reasonable costs &c. 

B. 6^ A. temp. Chas I . Bundle 15, No. 65 Upham con Prhi ^c. 

Upham v. Prin et al. 

To the Right Honorable Thomas, Lord Coventry, Lorde Keeper 
of the Create Seale of England. 

" xii dale Febru 1638. 

**In most humble manner complayning yo"" orators and humble 
suppliants, Christopher Upham of Ehvorthy in the county of 
Somerset, yeoman and Alice his wief doe show &c. That whereas 
about fifteen yeares sythens there was a treatie betweene one John 

Upham Genealogy. 435 

Welshman of Elsworthy aforesaid and Cicilia Venne of Calue in 
the said county of Som-set widdow for a marriage to be had 
betwene the said John Welshman and yo^ oratrix Alice Upham 
one of the daughters of the said Cecilia Venne uppon conclusion 
of which marriage it was agreed that the said John Welshman 
should have with his wief three score pounds." This sum was 
never paid and the plaintiffs maintain that the estate of the late 
Cecilia Venne (who died " about a year sythens appointing one 
Henry Prinn executor under her will ") is indebted to them in that 
amount. However before the said marriage of Alice Sellecke and 
John Welshman, Alice's mother Cecilia Venne " by the persuasions 
and cunninge insinuations sett on foote by one John Sellecke of 
Otterton in the said countie of Som-sett, Clarke brother of yo*" said 
oratrix Alice and Henry Prin of Kilne or Kilme in the sayd 
countie yeoman who before that time was married to one of 
yo*" oratrix her sisters/' induced her to enter into a bond with 
her mother the said Cecilia in the penall sum of ^40. This 
was intended so they told her to secure her against her husband 
(Welshman) should he not treat her well, but if he acted badly to 
be put in force against him. Alice in her youthful innocence 
trusted them in the matter and signed without understanding the 
effect of her action. Alice had been the wife of Welshman two 
years and no demand was made on account of the bond during 
that time nor after his death during her widowhood. But since her 
remarriage with Christopher Upham and upon the death of Cecilia 
Venne one Henry Prinn the executor proved Cecilia's will and 
incited by the said John Sellecke of Otterton, Clarke, John Sel- 
lecke of Overstowe fuller and one Robert Withers and Frances 
his wife agreeing with Henry Prin to share the monies put the 
said bond in force by the common law " contrarie to all right, 
equitie and good conscience, noe monie beinge diewe." He 
states that Cecilia did not pay a legacy left to oratrix by 
Thomas Venn under whose will Cecilia was executrix. She prays 
for a writ directed to the def*® commanding them to appear and 
answer to the charges «Sz;c. 

The Sev-ral Answeres of Henry Prin one of the Def*® of the bill 
of Comp*" of Christopher Upham and Alice his wife Com- 

13 Feb. 1638. 

In the course of a lengthy reply he denies everything and every- 
body. He asserts that the complainant Alice by the name of 

436 Upham Genealogy. 

Alice Sellecke by her bill bearing date the 9*^ Sept. in the first 
year of ■ his now majesty's reign a.° Domini 1625 acknowledged 
being indebted to Cecilia Venn in the sum of ten pounds and 
that the money had not been paid. He prays to be delivered out 
of the bill with all reasonable costs &c. 

Records before the reign of Chas. II. 
B. &= A. Trinity 1649: — 

22°'^ Jany 1642 Upham v. Hunt. 

To the right honorable the Commissioners for the custody of the 
greate seale of England. 

" In all humble manner complayninge sheweth that your orator 
George Upham of WiveliscomlDe in the county of Somerset, yeo- 
man &c." The substance of this complaint is that one Joseph 
Hunt of Braunton in Co Devon yeoman " three yeares last past " 
owned a house and "some four score" acres of land pasture &c. 
in the parish of Wiveliscombe and as he lived 40 or 50 miles away 
from it and '' beinge a very sicke man at that tyme and by reason 
of the troubles then beinge in the kingdome no man was able 
to travel quietlie, or in peace to abide att home" the said Hunt 
had the house and ground on his hands tenantless and getting out 
of repair so Ann Hunt his wife by the direction and appointment 
of the said Joseph went to Geo. Upham being a near kinsman of 
the said Joseph Hunt and earnestly entreated him to get a good 
tenant and lease the property and if unable to find a tenant that 
he would look after it, repair the house make the best of the land, 
take down trees for making and mending of gates and barr posts 
and make the best of the woods furze and broom growing there- 
upon and pay the great taxes and that whatever he disbursed 
should be paid him again. All this George Upham undertook 
" uppon the entreatie soe made by the sayd Ann with the consent 
and approbation of her husband the said Joseph." He tried to 
get a tenant but " noe man would deale or meddle therein by 
reason of the tymes." Upon which G. Upham took possession of 
the house and land made all needful repairs " tooke downe one 
timber tree for the doinge thereof " paid the rates and taxes dis- 
charged the quarteringe of soldiers and expended of his own 
money some six or seven pounds more than he made out of the 
place. G. Upham asserts that notwithstanding all his trouble 

Upham Genealogy. 437 

taken when " noe man would meddle therein" the said Joseph 

Hunt hath in a most manner commenced an action against 

him for entering the house, treading down the grass, cutting down 
timber &c. The said J. Hunt pursuing his action with all violence 
and extremity and refusing to come to any account with the 
compP for the money that he had disbursed or any part thereof 
*' contrarie to all righte equitie and good conscience." He ac- 
knowledges that he has no evidence to prove that the said Joseph 
Hunt gave such directions to his wife except the confession and 
acknowledgment of the said J. Hunt made to him in private with- 
out calling witness thereto, but hopes that the said Joseph and 
Ann Hunt will upon their several oaths speak nothing but the 
truth. He prays for his majestys most gracious writ of subpoena 
to be directed to the said defendants commanding them and any 
of them to appear at a certain day &c before the hon. High Court 
of Chancery and thereupon to answer to all and singular the 
premises &c and to stand and abide by any further order and 
direction therein. 

June 1648. The Answer &c of Joseph Hunt and Ann his wife 
Def*^ to the bill of Comp* of Geo Upham Comp*' 

" About three yeares sythens " M'"* Winefrid Upham mother of 
the defendant Ann died. After whose decease the house and 
lands in the said bill of CompP named came into the possession 
of the defendant Joseph Hunt. Shortly after Ann Hunt with 
consent of her husband demised the said house and land to one 
John Tutbole of Wivlescombe Co Somerset, husbandman he pay- 
ing Jos. Hunt 4s. per week while in possession. He goes on to 
state that after 5^^- years Tutbole left without notice and gave the 
keys to Upham the complainant who thereupon entered and took 
possession without the consent or knowledge of the defendants. 
When the latter heard of it Ann Hunt with approval of her hus- 
band went to Wivlescombe to see Upham entered the premises 
and demanded possession on behalf of her husband but the compP 
knowing that Hunt was sick and unable to travel, taking advan- 
tage of the latter's distance from the house and lands and the un- 
happy state of the Kingdom refused to yield possession, and had 
received the profits for one year value ^20 and carried away 
wood and growing timber value ^10. Thereupon the defendants 
took action in H. M. Court of Common Pleas at Westminster 
against the compP^ to recover Szc. The def*'' swears to the truth 
of their statements and pray.s to be delivered out of the bill with 
all reasonable costs &:c. Dated 13 Feb. 1638. 

438 Upham Genealogy. 

Trinity 1649. Upham v. Perratt. 

No. 3. 
To the right hon*'^® the Commisioners for the custody of the greate 

seale of England. 

" Humblie complayninge Geo. Upham of Wivlescombe Co. Somt. 
sheweth&c." That Joane Perratt the daughter of John Perrat by 
Joane his wife was by her father's Will to have " foure score and- 
tenne poundes " at the age of thirty or on marriage provided she 
married with the consent of his wife Joane. Joane Perratt was 
living with her mother when George Upham the complainant came 
along and they married with the consent of the widow Perratt. 
On the marriage the latter gave her daughter Joane Upham a lot 
of things which the latter accepted as wedding gifts but the widow 
Perratt intended them in lieu of the ;£,go. This is the sum and 
substance of the bill of complaint to which there is no "answer " 

Michas 1640. ) tt 1 tt 1 

■»T '••^ V Upham v. Upham. 

25'^ Oct. 1649. To the right hon''^*' the Commisioners' for the 

custody of the greate seale of England. 

" Humblie complayninge sheweth unto yo'' hon*'^®^' Joane Up- 
ham of Huish-Champflower in the county of Somerset widowethe 
relict of John Upham of Hewish-Champflower aforesaid yeoman 
deceased." Whereas her late husband was by several bills and 
bonds indebted to Humphrey Upham of Lydiard, St. Lawrance 
in the county aforesaid in the sum of ;£4.-?>'s,. to Agnes Upham 
of Hewish-Champflower spinster ^20, to Peter Meade, Gyles 
Withy ats Wheddon, W'" Shoreland, Geo. Ashe, Hugh Mustle- 
burie and Andrew Blackwell, guardians and overseers of the poor 
in the parish of Dunster in the aforesaid county in the sum of ;^io 
8s. for the use of the poor in the parish of Dunster, to Thomas 
Langdon of Brunton Regis said county ^^6-1 2s. to John Hoyle 
of Wivlescombe ^6-6-7.; to John Dale of Tolland said county 
^5; to Henry Cletham of Milfordton said county ^2-7-7, and 
also a sum of ^4, 3, 4.; to Robert Ballery of Chipstable, said 
county 43s. to David Webber of Elworthy said county ;^8-i2-8.; 
to William Hoyle aforesaid ^2-1-8.; and to John Steevinges of 
Upome in the county aforesaid ^5-8-0. at certain times and days 
of payment specially limited in the said bills bonds and writings 
obligatory besides many other debts amounting in all to upwards 
of one hundred pounds. The said John Upham died so indebted 

Upham Genealogy. 439 

on or about 24*^ June 1646. and on or about the 15*^ Sept. same 
year the complainant took out letters of administration of all his 
goods &c and fully administered his estate paying and satisfying 
all the beforementioned debts and many others including all nec- 
essary expenses, greatly to her own cost as her husband's estate 
not amounting to above four score pounds or thereabouts. But 
" William Upham of Upton in the county aforesaid pretends to 
have a bill or obligation of ^40 for the payment of ^20 hath now 
of late causelessly and maliciously put the same in suit against yo*" 
oratrix &c." She furthermore accuses him of misfiguring the 
dates on a bill which was entrusted to him, and asserts that if such 
bond existed it was fully discharged in the life time of the said 
John Upham. She prays for a writt &c compelling William Up- 
ham to appear and answer to the premises &c. 

Oct 31^'' 1649. The Plea & Demurrer of William Upham, De- 

fendant to the Bill of Complaynte of Joane Upham 

William Upham (of Upton Co Somerset) pleads that Joane 
Upham has not properly administered the estate of John Upham 
dec^ and that a bond or obligation for ^40 is really owing to him. 
He denies that he ever altered or misfigured the dates and prays 
to be delivered out of the bill with all reasonable costs &c. 

Chancery Pleadings 


B &* A. before 17 14 [Collins) vol 19. 2(f^ part: Upsham v. Daniell. 

Upsham v. Daniell et al. 

To the Right Hon^^® Edward Earle of Clarendon, Lorde Highe 
Chancellor of England. 

" Humblie complayninge sheweth &c. That yo'" orator John 
Upsham of the cittie of London and Joseph Upsham sonne of y*" 
said orator John Upsham by him y"" said orator John his guardian 
and whereas John Daniell of the cittie of Coventry dec^ cozin 
german to your said orator Joseph was att the tyme of his decease 
possessed of a very good plentifull personal estate consisting in 
bonds bills and other securities, ready money, plate, Jewells, 
household stuff, stock of cattle and other things of a considerable 
value. The said John Daniell beinge of a sound mind &c and 
havinge a greate affection for the said Joseph on or aboute the 14*** 
June 1664 did make his Will nuncupative leaving all he might die 

440 Upham Genealogy. 

possessed of to his young cozin Joseph Upsham." John Dafiieil 
died shortly after and John Upsham on behalf of his son Joseph 
proved the Will and obtained letters of adm-on to the estate of the 
said John Daniell and they (John & Joseph Upsham) endeavored 
to possess themselves of it. But one John Daniell of Coventry 
father of the testator, Francis Clarke, Johnathan Daniell, Thomas 
Bourne, Abraham Phillipp, Thomas Rogers, Abraham Watts, 
John Pauley, John Vincent and his wife "combining and confed- 
erating together," with other persons as yet unknown whom when 
discovered he prays may be made parties to this Bill, contrived to 
get possessed of a great part of the goods and chattells plate, 
Jewells, bonds, bills and other securities and recovered money on 
some of them " by means whereof y"" orators are like to be defrauded 
of a greate parte of the estate of the said John Daniell, beinge 
contrarye to all righte equity" &c. The complainants pray 
for a writt or writs of Subpiena directed to the defendants com- 
manding them to appear before the Lord Chancellor for his direc- 
tion and judgment &c. There is no Answer or Plea and Demurrer 
attached to this or any thing to indicate the Lord Chancellors 
decision in this case. 

Chancery Pleadings. 

(continued) " 

B &' A. bef. 1 7 14. {Mitford.) vol 27. '^■^^ part. iTy-Upsha?n v. 


* Upsham v. Hinchmann. 

14*^ April 1655. To the Right Hon. Edward Earle of Clarendon 
Lord High Chancellor of England. 

"Humblie complaynigne sheweth &c." He complains that 
having borrowed money of Joseph Hinchman deceased he gave 
bond for it and afterwards fully satisfied the said bond in money 
and goods. But that on the death of Hinchman his widow put the 
said bond in force against him at the common law and had him 
arrested for debts which he did not owe contrary to all right, 
equity &c. 

The answer of Elizabeth Hinchmann, widdow def* to the Bill 
of Compl* of John Upshan CompK The defendant states : that 
her late husband Joseph Hinchmann who died in February 1.663 
lent ^50 to John Upshan and acknowledges that the complainant 
returned ;^2o of it in 1661. About 1657 John Upshan buried 
his wife AUice (sister to the defendant Eliz. Hinchmann) and sent 

Upham Genealogy. 441 

some of her wardrobe to the defendant which the latter at first 
decHned saying that he might marry again and that they would 
then be useful to the second M'"^ Upsham but upon being pressede 
ultimately accepted and understanding it as a free gift. On the 
death of her husband E. Hinchman proceeded to collect the 
debts due to his estate and on John Upsham refusing to pay the 
remainder of his debt (he saying that he had already satisfied the 
bond in money and goods) she put the bond in force and had him 
arrested. She offers to stop proceedings if he will pay up, and 
prays to be delivered out of the bill with all reasonable costs &c. 

Chancery Pleadings 


JB &' A bef. 1 7 14. Mitford. vol 27. 128*^ part-2\Z :- Upham v. 


To the Right Hon**'^ Heneage lorde ffinch Earle of Daventry Lorde 
Chauncellor of England. 

25**^ die Oct. 1678. 

" In all humble manner complayninge sheweth &c. yo*" daily 
orators James Upham the elder of Tiverton in the countie of 
Devon ffuller. Leonard ffarmer of the same gunsmith and 
Henry Cannington and Aquilla Upham of the same ffullers. 
That whereas by a certificate made at a general quarter sessions of 
the peace held att the Casle of Exon for the said county the is**" 
July which was in the seaven and twentieth yeare of his now 
majestys reigne under the handes of Sir Thomas Carew, Knight. Sir 
Francis Drake, Barronett and divers other justices of the peace 
for the said county of Devon that on Wednesday the 14^^ daye of 
April last before the date of the said certificate there casually 
happened a sudden fire upon the houses and habitations of several 
poore sufferers and inhabitants of the towne and forte of Topsham 
in the said countie whose names and losses are particularly men- 
tioned in the said certificate. And whereas his majesty beinge soe 
readily certified asaforesaid,did out of his Princely compassion by 
his letters patent under the greate seale of England bearing date the 
fouerthe daye of November in the said seaven and twentieth yeare 
of his saide majestys reign grante unto the poore sufferers and in- 
habitants of Topsham aforesaid and in their behalfes, theire deputy 
and deputies, the bearer and bearers of the same authorised and 
appointed under the handes and seals of Samuel Taner, Richard Lee 
and William Sanford Esquires beinge treasurers and receivers of 

442 Upham Genealogy. 

such moneys as should be collected and received from the charitable 
benevolence of his majestys subjects within the countyes of Surrey, 
Sussex, Middlesex, Kent, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Gloucester, 
Worcestershire, Oxford, Bucks and Herefordshire and in all cityes, 
townes, corporate boroughs, parishes chapelries, townes villages and 
hamlets within the said counties and not elsewhere — and whereas 
the said Samuel Taner, Richard Lee and W" Sanford by virtue of 
this power and authority for as aforesaid to them given did by the 
several writeings under their handes and scales constitute authorise 
and appoint y*" orator the said James Upham the elder and the 
said James Upham the younger and their assigns on behalfe of 
the poore sufferers to be collectors of the same." The complain- 
ant states also that he together with James Upham the younger, 
Leonard ffarmer, Henry Cannington and Aquilla Upham as sure- 
ties for the said complainant became bound to the said Samuel 
Tanner, Richard Lee and W^ Sanford, in a bond or obligation 
for the sum of one thousand two hundred pounds with condition 
to render to the said treasurers a just account of the money col- 
lected and to give acquittances for such. And shortly after the 
complainant with James Upham the younger who was then a 
minor proceeded to collect the charitable benevolences upon the 
authority aforesaid. According to a contract made betweene the 
complainant and the treasures he was to have thirtene pence for 
" every briefe which they should lay disperse and gather " out of 
every parish church or chapel within the aforesaid places," the 
said sum being also in consideration of their " travel payaes and 
expenses in and about the same." The compl* says that he and 
his son were very industrious and used all possible diligence therein 
to perform the trust in them reposed and did " lay and disperse 
near three thousand briefes within the lymitts aforesaid, and under 
the conditions he was to render his account on or before the 20*^ 
June now last past but by reason of the great snow and unseason- 
able weather the previous winter he had been able to collect little 
by that time so that he was unable to punctually perform the con- 
dition of the bond in this particular — moreover his hopeful son 
James Upham the younger had disappeared and the complainant 
had heard nothing of him for months by which the compP is pre- 
vented from furnishing an account of his son's transactions and 
the former knows not where he is The compl* states that he had 
collected about ;^5o besides his deductions and allowances and 
rendered his account paying in the sum of ^100 to the treasures 
but the latter refused to accept his account and put the bond in 
force against him and he was arrested and '* remayns a prisoner 

Upham Genealogy. 443 

in the sheriffs ward for the said countie of Devon att the said of 
the said Samuel Tanner, Richard Lee and W" Sanford for the 
said sum of one thousand and two hundred poundes." He com- 
plains that he is by this prevented from following his employment 
and obstructed from finishing the collections and "the rest of the 
orators are like to be utterly undone and ruined by the strict rules 
of the com-on lawe (there being several processes issued against 
them the said Leonard ffarmer, Henry Cannington, and Aquilla 
Upham in regard to the said bond) He further states that the 
said W™ Sanford who acted for the rest refused to accept his 
account unless he could produce and bring all the briefs from 
every parish within the said limits which the compl* says is alto- 
gether impossible seeing that many refused to give them back and 
as the fire at Topsham was very inconsiderable " divers ministers 
and wardens did charge y*" said orator James Upham the elder to 
bee a cheate and affirmed that he went aboute to cousin the 
country " and some threatened to burn the briefs, others said they 
had lost them. Moreover there were briefs for the towne of 
Northampton Cottingham, Co Cambridge and Southwark whose 
losses were considerable and the people gave largely so that this 
of Topsham (being but a few ragged houses) did not excite their 
compassion although the compP says that his trouble and labor in 
collecting was increased by the opposition he met with. The compl' 
furthermore states : that the losses by the fire at Topsham were not a 
third of the amount asserted and that most of the sufferers were 
well able to bear it: that the adjacent and neighboring parishes 
contributed little or nothing because they were better informed 
than those who lived remote from it: that in particular the parish 
of ffarringdon being two or three miles from Topsham " where the 
said Samuel Tanner, dwells and is a parishioner " gave not so 
much as one penny towards the said losses. Nevertheless the said 
Samuel Tanner with the other treasurers of the said fund twice 
sued arressted and imprisoned the complainant upon the accounts 
aforesaid. The compf to the end that he may have redress 
according to equity prays for a writ directing the defendants to 
appear and upon their oaths to answer to the premises and await 
the direction of the court, and in particular to state how many 
persons and who in particular sustained loss by the said fire and 
whether such were really poor and whether it was not rather a 
confederacy and combination between one Richard Showers of 
Topsham (who sustained some small loss by the fire) and others 
of the pretended sufferers to reap advantage by the public benev- 
olence than for any real need or necessity &c. Also asks for writ 

444 Upham Genealogy. 

of Injunction staying further proceedings in the common law until 

the defendants have made answer &c. 

The joint and severall answers of Samuell 
Taner, Richard Lee and W™ Sanford Esq""^ Defts 
to the Bill of CompP of James Upham the elder, 
Leonard Farmer, henry Cannington and Acquilla Upham 

" The said defendants saying to themselves now and at all times here- 
after all advantage of excep-con &c. " They acknowledge that on 
4*^ Nov. in the 27*^ year of H. M. reign letters patent were granted 
" to Richard Shower, William Cavvood Gilbert Mogridge, Geo 
Launder, Robert Pym, Joan Westlake and Elizabeth Knight poore 
sufferers and inhabitants of the town and post of Topsham to collect 
within the counties of Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset, Wilts, 
Southampton Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex, Kent, Essex, Norfolk, Suf- 
folk Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Oxford, Bucks, and Hereford, 
the cittie of Exeter and countye of the same, the cittie of Bristol 
and countye of the same, the towne and countye of Poole, towne 
and countye of Southampton, Isle of Wight, cities of Winchester, 
Chicester and Rochester, citie of Canterbury and countie of the 
same, citye of Norwich, Universitye and citie of Oxford, borough 
of Southwarke and all boroughs, suberbs and liberties &c within 
the said citie, and not elsewhere" — Dated 24}'^ Dec. 27*^ year&c. 
The defendants say: that they believe James Upham knows where 
his son is and that the latter is staying away to form an excuse 
that the compP James Upham has collected much more than he 
has accounted for and appropriated it to his own use. 

They state that the loss sustained by the aforesaid poor sufferers 
and inhabitants of Topsham was ^iS^7~5~3- They acknowledge 
that James Upham was a prisoner in the sheriffs ward upon their 
suit and since by Habeas Corpus has been removed to the " ffleete " 
where they believe he still remaineth a prisoner. The said def*^ 
also assert that they are very desirous and willing that he should 
be released and will not insist upon the non-compliance with the 
days and times mentioned on the bond, upon his giving them a 
fair and just account of what he and the other complainants 
Acquilla Upham and James Upham the younger have received 
and giving good security for the uses aforesaid and paying such 
costs and expenses as the poor sufferers have been put to, in sue- 
ing and prosecuting the said complainants " which have been very 
considerable both in this honorable court and at the common law 
&c. They pray to be dismissed with all reasonable costs and 
charges for veracon in this behalf most wrongfully susteyned." 

Upham Genealogy. 445 

B &' A bef. 1714. vol 30. {Mitford.) 6*'' part, go:- Upham v. 


Upham v. Hewes 

To the Right Hon*''^ Thomas Lord Coventry Lord Keeper of the 

great Seale of England. 
9*^ July 1638. 

" Humblie complayninge sheweth &c." The complainant 
Margaret Upham of Wivlescombe, Co Somerset widow states that 
thirty years since there was a treaty of marriage between Thomas 
Hewes of Laurance Lydeard in said county yeoman and one 
Joane Smyth widow who had a life interest in a messuage tene- 
nent and certain lands in Tolland and Laurance Lideard Co 
Somerset valued at ^30 per annum, the said Thomas Hewes be- 
ing also seised of a copyhold tenement in Laurance Lideard 
valued at ^20 per an. and by custom of the manor Tho Hewes' 
wife would have her widows estate in the said copyhold on the 
death of her husband. Thos Hewes married Joane Smyth and 
then resolving to defraud his wife of her widows estate and make 
void his marriage agreement yielded up his estate in Laurance 
Lideard to the lord of the manor and retook the same to John 
Hewes his son now deceased. After some disputes Joan Hewes 
went to her friends and relatives and they endeavoured to get 
Thomas Hewes to make over to trustees the property he held in 
right of his wife, for the benefit of her children. Joane consulted 
her brother Henry Rew and her brother-in-law John Upham the 
husband of the complainant and told them she had chosen them 
to hold the lands and tenement in trust on behalf of her and her 
children They consented on her importunity and it was decided 
that this would make peace in the Hewes family — So Thomas 
Hewes about May 47"' year James L by indenture made between 
the said Thomas Hewes of the one part and Henry Rew and John 
Upham of the other part demise grant &c to the said Henry Rew 
and John Upham all that messuage tenement with garden orchard, 
meadows & pasture thereto belonging in the parish of Tolland and 
Laurence Hideard aforesaid for 30 years thenceforth at a yearly 
rent of ^10. Henry Rew and John Upham became parties to a 
bond of value ^100 for the true performance of the terms of the 
said indenture. Neither J. Upham nor H. Rew ever held the 
property by virtue of the said lease but allowed Joane Hewes to 
keep possession and Joane regularly paid the rent to her husband 
until about 4 years before the death of Thomas Hewes (which 
occurred about 1633) when there was some ^4 owing and anew 

446 Upham Genealogy, 

agreement was entered into whereby Thomas Hewes was content 
to receive ^{^6-13-4 as rent from thenceforward as she had "a 
great charge of children to witte seven by one John Smyth her 
former husband and five by the said Thomas Hewes." Joane 
Hewes never made any demands upon the trustee John Upham 
and Henry Rew in their lifetime well knowing that nothing was 
done, but since the death of Thomas Hewes his son and his execu- 
tor having obtained the bond put it in execution at the common 
lawe against the complainant Margaret Upham she being executor 
of her late husband John Upham and seeks to recover the whole 
forfieture thereof contrary to all equity and good conscience. 
Complainant prays for a writ of Injunction directed to the said 
John Hewes enjoyning his presence to answer upon oath &c. 
There is no answer attached. 

Miscellaneous Chancery Proceedings. 

temp Eliz'th. 

Vol. 3. 22^^ pari. 96. Wolsey Uphome IVm, {Devon) v. Abbott 


Uphome v. Abbott. 

" To the most Reverend ffather in God, Thomas, lorde legat 
Cardenall Archebyschoppe of Yorke & chauncellor of Englond 

In most humble wise compleyninge sheweth &c. that yo'" orator 
William Uphome of Huysch in the countie of Som* husbond and 
Johan his wief daughter and heire of one Thomas Pape dec^ that 
whereas the said Thomas Pape was seasid in his demeane as of 
fee of and in forty acres of lande pasture and meddow with ap- 
purtinances sett and lying in Deane Prior in the countyeof Devon 
and on his death the pr-myses with the appurtinances descended, 
and of righte ought to descend to the said Johan the daughter and 
heire of the said Thomas Pape, and the said Johan entered in and 
was seased in fee accordingly. So it is now most joyous lorde 
that the evidences, writeings, documents, charters &c concerning 
the said premyses are casually come into the possession of one — 
John Abbott of Cornewode in the same com of Devon." The 
complainant having no remedy by the order of the common law 
prays that a writ of subpoena may be directed to the said John 
Abbott to appear in the Kinge's Court of Chancery for judgment 

Upham Genealogy. 447 

Uphome v. Abbott 


"The Annswer of John Abbott to the bill of complaynt of 
William Uphome and Johan his wife. 

" The saide John Abbott saith that the said bille of complaynt 
is uncertain and insufficient to be answered and the matters therein 
contained seyured of untrouth &:c and are determinable by the 
com-onlawe." Nevertheless as he is compelled to make answer 
to the premises for declaration of the truth, thereupon he saith : 
that one John Snowdon was seased of alle the premises and lands 
in question in his demeane as of fee and being so seased gave all 
the said premises and lands to one John Patya and Isabell his wif 
daughter of the said John Snowdon for the lyves of the said John 
Patya and Isabell with remainder on their deaths to one Thomas 
Patya son and heire of the said John Patya and to Johan his wif 
and to the heires of the body of the said Thomas Patya and Johan 
lawfully begotten with remainder to the righte heires of the said 
John Patya. On the death of John Patya the said Thomas and 
Johan Patya entered into possession and were seased of the 
premises and appurtenances and were lawfully seased of the same 
as of freehold and had Isabell a daughter of theire bodye lawfully 
begotten and Thomas Patya and Johan his wife died so seased. 
On whose death said landes pasture and meddow with the appur- 
tenances specified in the said bill of complaynt rightly descended 
to the said John Abbott as cosen and heire of the bodye of the 
said Thomas Patya and Johan his wif this is to wete as son of 
Agnes daughter of the said Isabell daughter and heire of the said 
Thomas Patya and Johan his wif. In which case all documents 
evidences, writings, charters and muniments as the said John 
Abbott hath concerning the said p-msses &c of veray righte ap- 
pertayne and belonge to the said John Abbott and his heires afore- 
said by reason whereof he doth retayne and kepe the same as 
lauful ys for hym to do &c." He denies that Thomas Pape 
named in the bill was ever seased of any such property or that the 
lands in question ever descended to Johan wife of William Up- 
home the complainant as daughter of the said Thomas Pape named 
in the bill, and prays to be delivered out of the said bill with all 
reasonable costs &c. 

Misc. Chan. Proc. vol. 3 part 96. Uffnam Richd. v. Ingram 
W" The name Uffenham or Uffnam is so rarely met with and 
chiefly in Wilts that lest it should be a variation of Upham or Up- 

448 Upham Genealogy, 

enham we thought brief mention of this case would not be unac- 

" In ffull humble wise complayninge sheweth that your daily ora- 
tor Richard Uffnam cosen & heire of John Uffnam otherwise 
Laurens that is to say son of Roger Uffnam brother of John son 
& heire unto the said John Uffnam otherwise Laurens." He says 
that the grandfather John Uffnam died seised of one messuage, 
20 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture in Shere- 
ton Ashton Co. Wilts. On whose death the complainant suc- 
ceeded to the said property 

** So it is now most gracious lorde that one William Ingram hath 
wrongfullie entered into possesscon of the said p r msses and hath 
conveyed an estate in the said pr-m-sses to divers p-sons unknown 
to yo*" orator and hath retained the muniments, evidences, char- 
ters and writinges of and concerninge the same " Having no 
remedy at the common law he prays for a writ of subpoena &c 
commanding W"^ Ingram to "appeare before the Kynge in his 

W™ Ingram in his reply says that Peter Horder and Thomas 
Ingram, were seised of the lands in question. Peter Harder died 
s. p. On the death of Thomas Ingram the premises descended to 
W™ Ingram as son and heir of the latter and that such being the 
case he kept the charters, muniments, writings and documents as 
lawful was for him to do. He prays to be dismissed out of the 
bill &c. 

Inder Locorum Chan. Proc. temp Eliz'th: Upham mess. Corn- 
wall. H. h. 13, 14. 

Inder Locorum Chan Proc. temp Jas I. : 

Upham lands &c Devon. (Cary v. Langworthy) 1622. c 29. 
Upham farme & lands, Southampton. F. 2. 50. 
Upham farme & lands, Wilts. (Mellish et al. v Stone, 
Capell, Sendamore & Mellish, Enrolled Decrees Chas I to 
Geo IL) 

Patent Rolls 28 Elizth 9*^ part. Special pardon granted to Johes 
Uphame nuper de Torrington magna in com Devon rope maker. 

The Calendar, State Papers Domestic 1598-1601 contain the 
following item: 

*' 1598 Sept. Relation of such things as W"" Pitts had intelligence 
of being a prisoner in the Groyne in Galicia. . . . John Uppom 
taken in a Plymouth vessel, has been three years their prisoner and 
hardly used because he boxed the ears of a priest who railed 
against Her Majesty." 

Upham Genealogy. 449 

Result of Searches at the Probate Court of Diocesan 
Registry, Exeter. Co Devon. 

Note: A = Admon Principal Res^istry of the Bishop of Exeter. 
torW = Will, 

1592 to 1850 

1603, Oct. Upham Tho: of Plymouth t. 

1683, Upham Henry of Chittlehampton t. 

1778, Upham Ann of Topsham t. 

1803, Nov. Upham W" of Cadbury a. 

1846, Nov. Upham John of Sandford t. 

Consistorial Court. 

a peculiar court of the Bishop of Exeter. 

1591 to 1765. 

16 13, July, Upham Andrew of St. Giles t. 

Dated 9"" May 16 13. Bequests to sons Michael and 

Residue to wife Mary executrix. Proved 20*^ July 
1 765, Upham WilHam of Paignton t. 

Archdeaconry Court of Exeter. 
1540 to 1845 

1546, Nov. Uphom Richd. of Bykton c. a. 

1585, March. Uppom Johls of Eatenton c. t. 

1620, June. Uphom Henry of Tiverton. .. ... t. 

He signed his name Henry Uphome. Bequests to 
wife Marian, sons John Uphome, Roger Up- 
home and Gawen Uphome, daughters Emily 
Uphome and Mary Parkins and Roger Parkins 
her son. He wishes to be buried in the church- 
yard of Bickleigh near his deceased brother 
John Uphome. 

1635, Dec. Uppham Richard of Bickton... w. 

1675, April. Upham Anastasia of Cadbury t. 

1676, Dec. Upham Roger of CheritonFitzpaine.. . .t. 
1678, Mar. Upham Joanna of CheritonFitzpaine.. . .t. 
1684, Ap. Upham Thomas of Bampton t. 

Dated Feb 2^^ 1683. To wife Reddygund £^. To 
uncle John Prowse ;^5. To John son of 


45© Upham Genealogy. 

brother Henry Upham of Somerset Bequests 
also to brother Henry Upham, brother Christo- 
pher Upham and Elizabeth daughter of John 
Prowse. Exor John Prowse. Witnesses: Robt, 
Yeaudle, Margret Tristam, John Tristam. 
1685, March, Upham George of Silverton t. 

1688, May. Upham John of Ven Ottery t. 

1689, March, Upham Aquila of Tiverton a. 

1692, Dec. Upham Richard of E. Budley t. 

1693, Sept. Upham Elizabeth of Otterton t. 

1694, May. Upham Roger of Cadbury t, 

1695, July. Upham Sara of Lympstone a. 

1696, July. Upham Thomas of Ottery St. Mary... t. 

1696. Feb. Upham Anna of Otterton a. 

1700. Oct. Upham Humphrey of Halberton t, 

1 7 18. March. Upham Elizabeth of Cadbury a. 

1725, April. Upham Roger of Cadbury a. 

1728. Sept. Upham Anthony of Tiverton a. 

1728. Dec. Upham Richard of Bickton t. 

1731, Upham Nicholas of Netherex t. 

Dated April 19**" 1730- Proved. May 21^* 1731- 
Legacy to brother Roger Upham, ;^ioo to 
Anthony Martin Sen*" and Anthony Martin his 
son of Bradninch in trust to pay ^^50 to his 
nephew Thomas Upham on his attaining 21 
years of age, the remaining ^£^0 to be paid to 
his nephew John Upham when 21 years of age. 
Should one die whole to go to survivor. Resi- 
due and remainder to Allice Bowbier his kins- 
woman whom he makes sole executrix. Wit- 
nesses: W™ Andrews Richard Thomas. 

1736 March, Upham Susanna of Bicton w, 

1740 May Upham Thomas of St, Leonards .w. 

of H. M. S. Canterbury. Roger Upham of Cad- 
bury is sole legatee and executor. 
1747 Sept. Upham George of Callumpton a. 

1752 Sept. Upham Sarah of Bicton a. 

1753 May Upham Joseph of Tiverton a. 

1755 M^y Upham Richard of Bicton w. 

1763 May Upham Richard of Ottery St. Mary, .a. w. 

1769 Aug Upham Edward of Exeter a. w. 

1769 Aug Upham Ann of Exeter w. 

1774 Oct. Upham Sarah of Offwell w. 























UpHAM Genealogy. 451 

Upham Elizabeth of Offwell w. 

Upham Thomas of Offwell w. 

Upham Joseph of Offwell w. 

Upham John of Bicton a. 

Upham Elizabeth of Offwell w. 

Upham Mary of Offwell w. 

Upham John of Tiverton w. 

Upham Richard of Tiverton w. 

Upham John Ford of Offwell w. 

Upham Richard of Tallaton a 

Upham William of Silverton w. 

Bishops Transcripts. 

These records are the result of an enactment passed in 1603, 
" that the churchwardens shall within one month after the 25*^ of 
March in each year transmit to the Bishop of the Diocese, or his 
Chancellor, a true copy from the Register Book for the year then 
ended; and that failing to do so the Bishop or his Chancellor may 
proceed against them at law." If this had been rigidly enforced 
and the transcript preserved from damp and neglect, we should 
possess a most valuable series of records which would supply de- 
tails where the original register is lost or mutilated by fire, damp 
&c. Unfortunately however this rule was very loosely observed, 
and those sent in did not receive the -care their value demanded, 
but were skewered together in bundles and left to rot with damp 
dust and neglect. The subjoined is the result of a careful exami- 
nation of those sent in from parishes in the Archdeaconry of Exe- 
ter which has suffered more than the other archdeaconries in the 
way of mildewed decay and many years are altogether absent. 

161 1, Filleigh Mary daughter of Anthony Upham 

& Joan his wife bp 20*^ Aug. 

161 1, Chittlehampton. • Ales Uphome the daughter of W™ 

Uphome bp Oct 13^^. 

1613, St. Giles'. John Upham was buried 2 i^^April. 

1614, Plymouth (St Andrews). Thomas Wollston and Judith Up- 

pam were married 15*^ May. 

1 6 14, Tiverton Robert Thomas = Katherine Up- 

pome (beinge licenced) 2°** 

1615, St. Giles' Andrew Upham buried 13*^ May. 

1625, Rockbeare Gillian Uppom buried 6*^ Oct. 

452 Upham Genealogy. 

1627, Brickton Johan the daughter of Thos. Up- 

pam bap. 17**^ June. 
1630, Marldon Joane daughter of Gawen Uphom 

bap. 18*^ May. 
1632, Chittlehampton Grissie ffoord and Mary Upham 

married 13**^ Feb, 
1637, Marldon Dorothy d. of Gawen Upome 

buried 12*'' April 

1637, Marldon Peter son of Gawen Upome bap. 

i^' Jany. 

1638, Brickton Nathaniel son of Thomas Upham 

& Sara his wife bp. 9*^ Dec. 
1663, Marldon Daniel son of Peter Uphome bap. 

19*^ May. 
1663, Marldon Daniel son of Peter Uphome 

buried 19**^ June. 
1663, Butterleigh Roger Upham = Elizabeth Pyne 

25*^ Oct by virtue of licence 

dated 2 2''** Oct. 
1663, Butterleigh Humphrey Upon= Elizabeth the 

d. of John Matthew (by banns.) 

i^* Nov. both of Halberton. 
1663, Cadleigh Stephen Upham = Joan Badcock 

21'' Nov. 
1663, Cadleigh John the son of Stephen Upham 

and Joan his wife bap. i^* Jan. 

1663, Washfield Joane Uphome widow buried 7*** 


1664, Butterleigh Humphrey son of Humphrey Upon 

and Elizabeth his wife bap. 

June 29**" 
1664, Marldon Katheryne d. of Peter Uphome 

bap. June 29*^^ 
1667, Thorverton Katherine d. of George Upham 

bap 9*^April 
1667, Thorverton Katherine d. of George Upham 

buried 20*^ May. 

1667, Tiverton Ishmael Vppom the elder buried 

4*^ Jany. 

1668, Marldon Gawen Uphome was buried 29*** 


1669, Marldon Joanna d. of Peter Uphome bap. 

i"* April. 

Upham Genealogy. 453 

1669, Thorverton Katherine d. of George Upham 

bap. 13*^ April 

1669, Thorverton Katherine Upham buried 2"*^ May. 

1669, Marldon Margery Uphome was buried 3''** 


1669, Tiverton Dorothy d. of Richard Vppom 

buried 12''^ March 

1670, Cheriton Fitzpaine Catherine d. of Roger Uphome 

bap. Jan^ 8*^ 
1675, Whimple Nathaniell son of Nathaniell Up- 

um by Dorothy his wife, bapt. 
1675, Whimple Dorothy d. of Nathaniell Upum 

by Dorothy his wife, bapt. 
1675, Tiverton William Watts = Margaret Upham 

9*^ May. 
1675, Cadleigh George son of Stephen Upham & 

Johan his wife bapt. 29*'* July. 
1679, Cheriton Fitzpaine Ann d. of Davyd Vphome bapt 

ID*'' June. 

1 683, Washfield Sara d. of Roger Vpum bap Oct 24*^ 

1683, Morebath Mary d. of John Vopham bap 

Nov 26^^^ 
1685, Tiverton Margaret wife of James Vppom 

buried Dec 25*^. 
1687, Thorverton Anstia d. of Roger Vpham bap 

Oct 6*^^ 
1687, Luppitt Mary d of John Upham bap Oct 

1690, Silverton Margery d. of George Upham 

buried Sep 3'"'^ 
1690, Axmouth . M*" Thomas Upham and Elizabeth 

y® daughter of M*" Edward Rowe 

were married Sept. 30*^ 
1690, Loxbeere Samuel Thorne and Mary Upham 

were married Oct. 8*^. 

1690, Tiverton John son of John Upham bapt. 

1697, Cadleigh Jeremiah Vphome = Rebecca 

Beedle Ap 28**^ 
1 701, Calverleigh Margarette d. of Mortha Upham 

bap Jan^ 18"^ 
1701, Halberton John Matthew married Joane Up- 
ham Jan^ 27*^ 
1703, Silverton Thomas Bear (e)= Elizabeth Up- 
ham Aug 22°'* 


454 Upham Genealogy. 

1703, Cheriton Fitzpaine Mary d. of Roger Uphome bap 

Feb I7*^ 

704, Cheriton Fitzpaine Mary Uphome buried Feb 18*''. 

7ot; Otterton Thomas Vpham married Elizabeth 


705, Name of parish absent. . Henry Vpham married Joane 

Drew June y^ 10'^ 

705, Bickley Sarah d. of Anthony Vpham mar- 
ried Dec. 

705, Halberton Joane d. of John Vpham bapt. 

705, Halberton John Upham married Joane fflavill. 

705, Cheriton Fitzpaine Robert Morrish married Joan 

Vphom Sept i^* 

705, Cadley Mary Vpham buried. 

705, Cheriton Fitzpaine Mary Uphom bap March 16* 

707, Crews Morchard ... Agniss d. of Alexander Upham 

buried May 4*^ 

708, Otterton (Births) Thomas Vph *. 

711, Silverton Thomas son of Roger Upham 

buried Sept 19*^ 
711, Tiverton Elianor wife of William Upham 

buried Oct 24**^ 
711, Bickley John son of Anthony Upham 

buried Nov 4*^. 
713, Morebath Edward son of Richard Upham 

bap April iS*'' 
713, Uplowman William Upham married Ann 

Bartlett Aug* 18*'* 

713, Tiverton Richard Upham buried Aug 30*^ 

713, Halberton Elizabeth d. of John Upham bap 

Nov 5**^ 

713, Otterton Thomas Upham buried. 

714, Cadleigh. Katherine Upham buried April 

714, Cadbury Henry Upham bapt. May 12*** 

714, Cadleigh. Joane Upham buried May 15*^ 

714, St. David's Exeter. .. .. Mary d. of John Upham bap 

Oct 29*^^ 

715, Cadbury Elias and Robert Vpham were 

bap. 13*'' April. 

715, Butterleigh Roger Vpome of Bradninch and 

Elizabeth Baker of Halberton 
were married April iB*** 

Upham Genealogy. 455 

1715, Bradninch Thomas y^ son of Roger Upham 

bap Jan^' 6"^ 

1 7 16, Cheriton Fitzpaine Eleanor Vphome buried May 25*^ 

1 7 16, Cheriton Fitzp Mary Uphome buried July i^' 

1716, Silverton George Davy and Elizabeth Up- 
ham both of Silverton were 
married Aug 5*^ 

17 16, Cadbury Elias Vpham buried Sept. 6*^ 

1 7 16, Cadbury Robert Vpham buried Jan^ 15*^ 

1 7 19, Morebath Henry son of Richard and Sarah 

Upham bapt. 31^* March. 

1720, Cheriton Fitzpaine Grace g^ daughter of Roger Vp- 

home bap Oct 16*^^ 

1720, Tiverton William Watts and Martha Upham 

were married Dec 27'^ 

172 1, Otterton James Lee and Elizabeth Upham 

were married June 19*^^ 

1721, Bickley John son of Thomas Vpome was 

bapt. Dec 14*^ 

1722, Cheriton Fitzpaine Jone Vphome was buried Feb 10*^ 

1722, Halberton Dorothy d. of John Upham bap 

March 7*^ 

1723, Cheriton Fitzpaine Elizabeth d. of Roger Vpome bap 

Sep 16'^ 

1723, Cadbury Grace d. of Bartholemew Upham 

bap Ap 22'''^ 

1724, Bradninch George Upham married Elizabeth 

Trumpe April 12'*^ 
1724, Cadbury Elizabeth Upham buried April 

1724, 7'iverton Thomas Gibbons married to Anne 

Upham May 25^^ 

1724, Morebath Ann d. of Richard and Sarah Up- 
ham bap Sep. 25*^ 

1724, Collumpton George d. (sic) of Thomas Upp- 

ham bap Jan 20**^ 

1725, Cadbury Roger Upham was buried the last 

day of March. 
1725, Cheriton Fitzpaine Mary Upham buried Nov 5*^ 

1727, Tiverton Joseph Upham married Elizabeth 

Osmond Dec 4**^ 

1728, Bickley Auterney Vpome buried Sept 4*'' 

1728, Bradninch Roger Upham buried Oct 6*^ 

456 Upham Genealogy. 

1730, CoUumpton Elizabeth d. of George Upham 

bap. Nov 5*^ 

1730, Netherex Nicholas Uppum buried. 

1732, Calverleigh John Upham buried Feb 1 1*^ 

1732, Tiverton John Taylor and Katherine Up- 
ham were married Jany 19*^ 

1732, CoUumpton John son of George Upham bapt 

March 14*"^ 

1732, Tiverton Mary Upham buried March if^. 

i735> Combpyne Mary Upham was buried March 


i735> Cullompton William son of George Upham 

bap June 11*^ 

1735, Tallaton John son of Thomas Vpham bap 

July 30*"^ 

1735, Bickleigh Mary Upham bapt, Dec 25*^ 

1735, Bickleigh Roger Upham and Eleanor Parker 

were married May 15*^ 

1735, Tiverton Richard Cosway=Martha Upham 

May 27'^ 

1735, Cotleigh Thomas Upham of Offwell mar- 
ried Susan Warram Ap 29*^ 

1737, Tallaton Thomas son of Thomas Upham 

bap. March 22'''^ 

1739, Farway Elizabeth d. of Joseph and Mary 

Upham was baptised by y® min- 
ister at Northleigh. June 18*^ 

1739, Halberton William Upham and Sarah Grib- 

ble were married July 29*^^ 

1739, Cheriton Fitzpaine Robert Morrish buried March 

23'"'^. (He married a Joan 
Upham, see anle.) 

1 744, Halberton John Upham buried June 30*^ 

1744, Silverton George Upham and Ann Fry 

were married January 17*^ 

1746, St. Paul Exon Elizabeth d. of Henry and Ann 

Eastlake (Upham) 

1746, Cheriton Fitzpaine Grace Vppome buried May 20**' 

1747, Halberton George Upham and Melony Cross 

were married June 14*^^ 

1748, Ottery St. Mary •. . . Elizabeth d. of Richard and 

Elizabeth Upham bapt July 

Upham Genealogy. 457 

1749, Cheriton Fitzpaine Mary Vppome buried Dec 26*^ 

1750, Halberton John Memberry and Joan Upham 

were married Feb 16'^^ 

1 75 1, Cheriton Fitzpaine Samuel Vuppome was married to 

Mary Sharland April 10*^ 

1752, St Mary Arches Exon. William Lendon married 

Grace Upham July 29**^ 
1754, St Davids, Exon James Upham of Topsham and 

Ann Keddell were married 

Nov 3'". 

1754, Cheriton Fitzpaine Roger Vpham buried Feb 11*^. 

1757, Cullompton John Upham married Margaret 

Griffin Jany 8"^ 
1757, Tiverton John son of Joseph Upham buried 

Oct 9*^ 
1757, St Mary Major Exon. • . Edward Upham of this parish and 

Elizabeth Jackman of y® same 

were married by banns Feb 20*^ 

1757, Cheriton Fitzpaine John Sharland and Mary Upham 

were married 

1758, Tallaton Ann Upham buried Aug 27'^ 

1763, Offwell Peter Diamond married Catherine 

Upham Oct 23'"'^. 
1765, Ottery St. Mary Thomas son of Thomas and Mary 

Upham bapt Oct. 4^^. 
1767, Ottery St Mary Susanna d. of Thomas and Mary 

Upham bap. May 22''** 
1767, Feniton Henry son of William and Sarah 

Upham bap Sept 21^^ 

1769, Tiverton Francis son of Richard and Mar- 

garet Upham bap. Dec 26*^. 

1770, St. Mary INIajor Exon.. Edward Upham buried Feb 27*** 

1771, Tiverton Solomon son of Joel Upham 

buried Sep iS*'' 
1 77 1, Ottery St. Mary Joseph son of Thomas and Mary 

Upham bap Nov 4^^ 
177 1, Morebath Eleanor Upham buried Dec 5*^ 

1 77 1, Tiverton Henry son of Richard and Mar- 

garet Upham bap. Dec 26'^ 

1772, Cullompton William Upham and Hannah 

Jewell were married Oct 9*^ 

1772, Cullompton William son of William Upham 

aged 3 wks bap Jany 1** 

458 Upham Genealogy. 

1773, (Name of parish gone) . . John* son of John Upham bapt. 

March 27"' 
1775, Morebath James Upham, buried March 27*^. 

1775, Ottery St. Mary Embrance d. of Thomas & Mary 

Upham bapt Sept. 30"^ 

1776, Withycombe Rawleigh. . Richard Upham of Ottery St. 

Mary and Martha Hayman were 
married Oct 21'*. 

1776, Cheriton Fitzpaine Stephen Upham buried Nov lo*"*^ 

1778, Ottery St. Mary Elizabeth d. of Richard & Mary 

Upham bap Ap 8"' born Sep 
27*^ 1777 

1778, Holy Trinity Exon ... . Henry Upham from y^ Hospital 

buried May 7*^ 

1783, Tiverton John Upham buried i\ug 3'"'' 

1 7 8^, Tiverton Meloner wife of said John Upham 

buried Aug 3'''^ 

1783, St. Stephens Exon Ann d. of Henry & Ann Upham 

of Bedford bapt. Aug 24*'' 

i7^3> St Mary Major Exon. . . Maria d. of James and Ann Up- 
ham bapt Sept 8**^ 

1783, St Mary Major Exon... Maria d. of James and Ann Up- 
ham buried Oct 15'^^. 

1788, Cleyhanger Margaret wife of Richard Upham 

buried June 30 
T788, Tiverton William Upham and Jenny Hats- 
well were married April 16'^^ 

1789, Axminster John son of William and Jenny 

Upham bapt. April 23'"'' 

1789, Tallaton William son of John and Grace 

Upham bapt. Feb 4*"^ 

1789, Axminster William son of John and Hannah 

(Cove chapel baptisms) Upham bapt May 8*'' 

1789, Collumpton Samuel Upham and Mary Os- 
mond were married Nov. 10*^ 

1789, Halberton Meleoner Upham buried Jan'' 25**^ 

1789, St Thomas -r i tt i u • j tv/t th 

' ^' e A IT- Joseph Upham buried May 9 

y® Apostle, Exon, j r r j y 

1790, Morebath Henry Upham buried July 25'** 

1790, Clist St. Mary John Upham buried Aug 31*'' 

*This transcript was much mutilated and the name of the parish gone. It 
was signed, however, by Henry Marker, curate. In several such cases look- 
ing in the Institution Books revealed the name of the parish, but this one 
escaped notice. 

Upham Genealogy. 459 

1790, Bradninch Thomas son of Thomas and Eliz- 
abeth Upham bapt Feb 4*^ 

179J, Cleyhanger Richard Upham signed the 1790 

transcript as churchwarden — 
April 1791. 

1792, St Thomas y® John Upham and Mary Aplin 

Apostle Exon. were married by banns Oct 15*^ 

1794, Silverton Charlotte d. of John and Mary 

Upham bap Sep 21** 

1794, Sampford Peverell Nathaniel Uppon, sojourner in 

this parish and Mary Pounsford 
of this parish were married by 
banns Nov 20*^" 

1795, St Thomas' Exon Jacob Keley was married to Mary 

Upham by licence May 6'^ 
1795, Luppitt Mary Upham buried July 20*'' 

1795, Tiverton Sarah d. of Francis Upham and 

Elizabeth his wife bap Sep 29**" 

1796, Payhembury. . John More and Sara Upham were 

married by banns May 9*h 

1796, Ottery St. Mary John Upham buried Dec 10*^ 

1799, St. Thomas' Exon John Nicholls and Sara Upham 

were married by licence Feb 5*^. 

This completes the result of our search from the earliest date 
down to the commencement of the present century. The later years 
ought to have been more productive of names, but the date is no 
index to their condition, and bundles are missing some of which 
may possibly be found among those of the other archdeaconries 
when they are set in order. In the absence of an exhaustive gen- 
ealogy of the Uphams of Devon, these items are of value and 
utility in indicating parishes which have been inhabited by Uphams 
and whose records probably contain further details of the family. 

Upham Marriage Licences. 
Exeter 1520-1820 

1613, Feb. 28*'* Robert Thomas of Crews Morchard and Kath- 
erine Upham of Tiverton. 

162 1, Nov. 5'^" Roger Conyam of Hoynton and Judith Up- 
ham of the same. 

1628, Nov. 14^^ Roger Upham of Tiverton and Anastasia 
Wheaton of Bickleigh. 

460 Upham Genealogy. 

1638, Oct. 4*^ John Upham of Cheduehampton (Chittlehamp- 
ton) and Joanna ffewen of Aishreney. 

1733, Dec. 21** James Upham of Bramford Speke Sergewaker 

and Melliner Symsof Broadclyst, Spinster. 

1734, Oct. 15*^ Henry Voisey of Southmolton, miller and Eliz- 

abeth Upham of the same widow. 
1737 Feb. 25'''^ Thomas Upham of St Leonards, husbandman 

and Jane Ley of Holy Trinity, Exeter, 

1744, Ap. 23'"'^ Henry Eastlake of St Paufs Exeter, maltster 

and Anne Upham of the same spinster. 

177 1, Dec. 2*"^ John Ford Upham of Offwell, Gentleman and 

Honour Guppy of Sidbury, spinster. 

1772, March 5^*^ Joseph Upham of Offwell, yeoman and Mary 

Farrar of Luppit, widow. 
1794, Feb. 18'^ Francis Upham of Tiverton, Saddler and Eliz- 
abeth Hillier of West Knoyle in the county 

of Wilts spinster. 
Charles Upham the younger of St Martins, 

and Fanny Carthew of St. Repens Spinster. 
Jonas Upham of Bristol, accountant and Ann 

Renell of Topsham spinster. 
William Upham of Clist St. Mary, farmer and 

Francis Newcombe of Stoke Damerell 


Upham Wills proved and Letters of Admon granted in: the 
Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1383 to 1858, the Consistory 
Court of London, 1362 to 1858, and the Principal Registry, 
Somerset House London, 1858 to i8go. 

Prerogative Court of Canterbury. 
1383— 1858. 

1498, Weppum Johannis.* 

Dated i*' May 1498. "I John Weppam being of sound 
mind and perfect memory do make my last will &c in man- 
ner following." Bequeaths his soul to B. V. M. his body 
to lie in the chapel of Arundell. To B. V. M. 8^^ to the 
beautifying of the chapel of Arundell 4^ On the day of 
his funeral to each chaplain of the college 8"^, to each 

*It may be questioned whether «•// these early names are Uphams but the 
name has been speh in such an astonishing variety of form that on possi- 
bility of future proof it seemed safer to include than omit them. 










Upham Gexealogv\ 


clerick 4*^, to each accolite 3'', to each " exerciter " 2''. To 
Ric*^ Bowes a ring. To " John Pynh-m my servant two 
togas one russet the other " Slodiam." To the priors &c 
of the brotherhood of Arundell aforesaid 6l8. To John 
Kingdon of ... . one toga of scarlet. To Father R^dulph 
a best toga of violet. Residue to brother Richard sole 



July 1498 to Richd 

1 5 OS- 
IS 46- 








Wepham Jacobus ...... t. 

Uffenham Joh-es t. 

Uffenham Alicia t. 

Wuphum Joh-es t. 

Wripam Will-mus t. 

Uffenham Rich-us t. i 

Upnam John Wilts. . . .a. | 

Uvenhain Joh-es t. j 

Wepham Thos t. 

Uphome Joh-es (of Brompton Ralph. Co. Som*) 

Upham Joanne t. 

In the name of God Amen. The eighte and twentieth daye 
of Sept. 1587. Joane Upham of Dorchester in the county 
of Dorset widow made her last will and testament nuncu- 
pative in manner following: She did bequeathe her 
soule to Almightie God and her body to be buried in the 
churche of Dorchester. Then to Joane Lovell daughter 
of W" Lovell of Wotton gent she gives her beste kirtle. 
Itm she gives to Ann Hollway a goulde ring. Itm to 
Mariam Lancaster a Redde petticoat. Itm all the reste of 
her goods she gives and bequeaths to Robert Warham son 
of Edward Warham of Dorchester gent whom she makes 
sole executor. Proved 24"^ Oct. 1587 by Robt Warham. 

May, Upham Richard, (Dorset) a. 

Admon granted 16^'' May 1587 to Johanne Upham relict of 
Richard Upham deceased late of Lower Cleanger in the 
parish of Buckland, Co. Dorset. 

Oct., Upham Richard, (Dorset) a. 

Admon granted 24*^ Oct. 1587 to Phillipa Wareham ats 
Upham sister of Richard Upham of the parish of Buckland 
Dorset deceased for Johanne Upham the relict. 
Dec. Upham Johannis (Somerset) w. 

*It may be questioned whether a// these early names are Uphams but the 
name has been speh in sucli an astonishing variety of form that on possi- 
bility of future proof it seemed safer to include than omit them. 


Upham Genealogy. 

1625, May, Upham John (Somerset) a. 

1633, Upham Christopher (Somerset) w. 

1633, Upham William (Warwicksh.) w. 

165 1, Upham Alice (Somerset) a. 

1655, June, Upham John (Somerset) w. 

1656, Nov. Upham George (Somerset) w. 

1656, Dec. Upham Henry (Southton) w. 

1665, Nov. Upsham Johannes a. 

1665, Nov. Upsham Josephus a. 

1665, Oct. Upham Johannis. a. 

1665, Feb. Upham Johannes w. 

1679, Mar.* Uphman Nicholas a. 

1684, Nov. Upham George (Somerset) a. 

1 7 13, July. Upham Abraham (Midd'') a. 

1758, Mar. Upham (form. Mander) Dorothy (Midd"") a. 

1764, Mar. Upham John, (Surrey) w. 

1770, Nov., Upham James (Devon) w. 

1772, May, Upham Thomas (Exeter) w. 

1785, Aug., Upham James, R. N. (H. M. S. Sultan) a. 

1795, Ap., Uppom Samuel (Surrev) w. 

1801, June, Upham Joel, Mid. R. N. (H. M. S. Hound) a. 

1803, Nov., Upham Henry (Exeter) \v. 

1803, Mar., Upham Sarah (Midd'') a. 

1807, Feb., Upham William (Madras & Donegal) w. 

1807, Oct., Upham Mary (Devon) a. 

1813, Mar., Upham John (Midd'') . . a. 

1819, Nov. Upham Thomas (Essex) w. 

1821, Iuly,f Uppon Samuel Stevens (Midd'') a. 

1822, July, Upham Richard R. N., (H. M. S. Aigle; Poly- 

phemus & Brazen ) > a. 

1824, June, Upham Ann (Lond.) a. 

1826, Feb., Upham Francis (Bristol) a. 

1828, Jany, Upham Elizabeth Hill (Midd=^) a. 

1828, Mar. Upham John W"^ (Dorset.) w. 

1829, June, Upham Charles (Devon) w. 

1832, Nov., Upham Elizabeth (Somerset) w. 

* " 1662 Dec 20th, Petition of Michael Arnold and Nic. Uphman church- 
wardens of St. Margaret's Westminster to the king for continuance of the 
benevolence sent them last year for their poor who are more numerous than 
ever, many of those who constantly relieved them being out of town. 
(State Papers Domestic Charles II, 1662, p. 597) 1666 June 20 Warrant to 
pay to Michael Arnold and Nicholas Uphnam (sic) churchwardens of St. 
Margaret's, Westminster, &c. (State Papers Domestic, 1666, p. 448.) 

f The next of kin of Samuel Stevens Uppom have been advertised for. 

Upham Genealogy. 463 

1833, July, Upham George Baxter (Midd"^). a. 

1834, March, Upham Edward, Esq, (Midd'^) w 

1834, Oct., Upham John (Gloucestersh.) w. 

1838, Dec. Upham Sara Margaret w. 

1 84 1, Aug. Upham Fanny Carthew . . . , w. 

1846, June, Upham .A_nn (Exeter) w. 

1849, Mar., Upham Samuel (Devon) w. 

1855, Sep., Tatem James George Esq (Berks) w. 

1856, Feb., Upham Charles (Exeter) a. 

(Limited Admon of goods unadministered). 

CoMissARY Court of London 
1694 to 1858, no Uphams. 

CoMissARY Court of the Dean of Westminster 
1504 to 1 85 8, no Uphams. 

Consistory Court of I>ondon. 

1362, to 1858. 

1797, Sep., Upham Honor (Midd^) a. 

1815, Sep.,' , Upham James (Midd^) a. 

In 1858 all these courts were absorbed into the Principal Reg- 
istry. Somerset House where may be found all wills proved in 
England since the said date. 

Priucipal Registry. 

1850, Dec. 20*^ Upham Francis. The will of Francis Upham late 
of Bampton R. Tiverton in the county of Devon, dec"* who 
died 7^^ Aug 1859 at Tiverton, aforesaid, was proved at 
Exeter by the oath of Eliza Upham of Tiverton aforesaid 
widow the relict and sole executrix. 

1863, May 12* Upham John, effects sworn under ;z^4ooo The 
will with a codicil of John Upham late of Starcross in the 
county of Devon, gentleman deceased who died 29*^ April 

464 Upham Genealogy. 

1863 at Starcross aforesaid was proved at Exeter by the 
oath of William Denis Moore of the city of Exeter, gentle- 
man the sole executor. 

1863, Sept 26'' Upham William. The will of William Upham late 
of Silverton in the county of Devon farmer deceased who 
died 25*^" June 1861 at Silverton aforesaid was proved at 
Exeter by the oath of Elizabeth Upham of Tiverton in the 
said county widow the relict and sole executrix. 

1864, May 6"' Upham John Hooper. Letters of administration 
of the personal estate and effects of John Hooper Upham 
late of Stogumber in the county of Somerset, a bachelor 
dec** who died 19*^^ Feb 1862 at Stogumber aforesaid were 
granted at the Principal Registry to Benjamin Sully of 
Stogumber aforesaid, a creditor of the said deceased he 
having been first sworn. 

1866, July 19"^ Upham John William. Letters of Administration 
of the Personal estate and effects of John William Upham 
late of 8 College Green, in the city of Bristol, gentleman a 
widower dec*^ who died 23'"'' June 1866 at College Green 
aforesaid were granted at Bristol to Mary Anne Renell 
Upham of 8 College Green aforesaid spinster, the daughter 
and only next of kin of the said deceased she having been 
first sworn, 

1870, Dec 28*^ Upham Emily Letters of admon of the Personal 

estate and effects of Emily Upham late of 7 Albert Villas, 
Cotham in the city and county of Bristol, spinster dec*^ 
who died 5*^ Dec 1870 at Cotham aforesaid were granted 
at Bristol to Julia Upham of 7 Albert Villas aforesaid, the 
sister and one of the next of kin of the said deceased she 
having been first sworn. 

1871, May 5'^ Upham Samuel. The Will of Samuel Upham late 
of Morning lane. Hackney in the county of Middlesex, who 
died 19* April 187 1 at Hackney aforesaid was proved at 
the Principal Registry by Walter Upham Crook of 182 
Richmond Rd. Hackney, contractor the nephew the sole 

1872, May 11*^^ Upham Martha Jane. The will of Martha Jane 

Upham formerly a passenger on board H. M. S. " Searpis " 
but late of II Adelaide place, Winchester Street, Southwark 
in the county of Surrey widow who died 12**^ April 1872 
at Adelaide place aforesaid was proved at the Principal 
Registry by Joseph Gartside of 43 Westminster Bridge Rd 
in the said county warehouseman one of the executors. 

Upham Genealogy. 465 

1873, Feb 14*^ Upham Charles, The will with two codicils of 
Charles Upham formerly of 8 Ashley Place Victoria St. 
Westminster, but late of Pleasant House, Tanyard Lane, 
Red Hill in the county of Surrey, gentleman who died 28*^ 
January 1873 at Pleasant House was proved at the Princi- 
pal Registry by John Hazlitt Upham of 15 Belvidere Cres- 
cent, Lambeth in the county of Surrey, gentleman the son 
of one of the executors. 

1874, Sep 17*'' Upham Catherine. The will of Catherine Upham 

of 6 Raglan Rd. Plumstead in the county of Kent, spinster 
who died 6'^'' Aug 1874 at 6 Raglan Road aforesaid was 
proved at the Principal Registry by Robert Ward of ^6 
Maryon Rd. Charlton in the said county gentleman the 
sole executor. 

1874, Jan lo**" Upham Julia. The will of Julia Upham formerly 

of 7 Albet Villas, Cotham, in the city of Bristol but late 
of Weston-super-Mare in the county of Somerset, spinster 
who died 19*^ December 1873 at Weston-super-Mare afore- 
said was proved at Wells by Ernest George Lorymer of 
Dudley Villa, Cotham, Corn Merchant and John Hudson 
Smith of Wellington Park, Redland, Bristol, Put^lic 
Accountant, the Executors. 

1875, Ap. 13*^ Upham Elizabeth. The will of Elizabeth Upham 

late of Wellington in the county of Somerset widow who 
died 22*"^ Feb. 1875. at Wellington was proved at Taunton 
by John Jefferies Upham of Totwes in the county of Devon, 
theson, and Mary Bird Southey (wife of James Southey), 
of Wellington the daughter, the executors. 

1875, Mar 15**" Upham Francis. Letters of Admon of the effects 
of Francis Upham late of Silverton in the county of Devon, 
widower, who died g^^ January 1875 at Fursdon's Cottage 
Silverton were granted at Exeter to John Upham of Silver- 
ton the son and one of the next of kin. 

1877, Nov. 27*^ Upham Mary Ann. The will of Mary Ann 
Upham late of Park road, Edmonton in the county of Mid- 
dlesex widow who died 30*^ Oct. 1877 at Edmonton afore- 
said was proved at the Principal Registry by George Wells 
of Park Road, carrier and John Rowland Edwards of i 
Eldon Place Streatham in the county of Surrey mercantile 
clerk, the executors. 

1877, Aug 20*^ Upham William. Effects under ^^3000 The will 
of William Upham late of Taunton was proved at the Prin- 
cipal Registry by William Arthur Upham of Belmont Lodge, 
Berrylands, Surbiton in the county of Surrey, gentleman the 
son/ the sole^executor. 

466 Upham Genealogy. 

1878, Feb 8*^ Upham John. Personal estate sworn under ;^9ooo, 
resworn 1889 under ;^i6ooo. The will of John Upham 
late of Brixham in the county of Devon, Shipowner who 
died 14'* Nov 1877 at Brixham was proved at Exeter by 
John William Upham and Andrew Upham the sons and 
William Prowse, all of Brixham the executors. 

1 88 1, March 8"' Upham Anne. The will with two codicils of 
Anne Upham late of Taunton, in Co Somerset spinster who 
died 15*^ January 1881 at Taunton was proved in the Prin- 
cipal Registry by Robert Aplin England of Taunton, gen- 
tleman and Frederick Phelps Lucy of 100 Russell Rd, Rock 
Ferry near Birkenhead, Co. Chester gentleman, the 

1884, Sept 3'"'^ Upham Caroline. Admon with will annexed of 
the Personal estate of Caroline Upham (wife of Henry 
Upham) formerly of Clifton in the city and county of Bris- 
tol but late of Corston Co Somerset who died June 13**^ 1884 
at Corston aforesaid was granted at Bristol under certain 
specialties to the said Henry Upham of Corston gentleman 
the sole executor. 

1884, Sep 19^^ Upham Elizabeth Ann. Admon of the Personal 
estate of Elizabeth Ann Upham (wife of George Edward 
Upham) late of 15 Benthall Road, Stoke Newington in the 
county of Middlesex who died 10*^ May 1884 at 15 Bent- 
hall road was granted at the Principal Registry to the said 
George Edward Upham of 15 Benthall road, gentleman. 

1886, July 23'"'^ Upham Nicholas Matthew. The will of Nicho- 
las Matthew Upham late of 65 Bolton St. Brixham, Co 
Devon, master mariner who died 11''* May 1886 at 65 Bol- 
ton St. was proved at Exeter by Phoebe Upham of 65 
Bolton St. widow, the relict, the sole executrix. 

1888, Dec 18*^ Upham Mary. Personalty ^4,413. The will of 
Mary Upham late of Brixham in the county of Devon, 
widow who died 27**" Oct 1888 at Bolton St., Brixham was 
proved at Exeter by John William Upham and Andrew 
Upham shipbuilders the sons and William Prowse ship- 
owner all of Brixham executors. 

1889, Feb 5*^ Upham Ann. The will of Ann Upham formerly 
of 22 Sydney Terrace but late of 185 Oxford road both in 
Reading in the county of Berks, widow who died 15*'' Dec 
1888 at 185 Oxford Road was proved at Oxford by William 
Henry Upham of 185 Oxford Road, gentleman the son the 
sole executor. 

Upham Genealogy. 467 

1889, June 8*^ Upham Margaret. The Will of Margaret Upham 

late of Norton Lodge, Freshwater, in the Isle of Wight in 
the county of Southampton, widow who died 22°*^ Feb 1889 
at Norton Lodge aforesaid was proved at Winchester by 
the Rev. Francis Charles Drake of Norton Lodge, cierk the 
sole executor. 

1890, Upham John William (Devon.) W. 

A work entitled " Parochial Antiquities " by White Kennett, 
D. D. Clarendon Press, 1818, Vol. II, p. 332, has the following: 


" Richard Marmyon of Stoke Marmyon com Oxon. Confirmed 
to Edmund Rede, son and heir of Edmund Rede and Agnes his 
wife, a moiety of the manors of Stoke-Marmyon, com Oxon, with 
all other his lands and tenements in Chakyndon, Stoke-Marmyon, 
and Stoke-Abbat. Hiistestibus; — Reginaldo Parentyn, Petro 
Fetiplace, Ricardo Englysh, Johanne Upham, Thoma Atte Hyde 
et aliis. Dat apud Chakynden prgedictam in festo S. Mathsei 
apostoli, anno regni regis Henrici sexti post conquestum Angli:^ 
decimo nono. (Ex. Chartul de Borstall, M.S. f. 23). 

In the Consistorial Court Records preserved in Exeter Cathe- 
dral in the case of Peankette v. Kennicke the testimony taken 8 
Dec. 1676, is entered of Roger Upham of Cadbury Co. Devon 
Yeoman aged 43 who stated that he was sent for by one Richard 
Marshall, to bring writing materials and take down his will. Roger 
Upham went as desired and found Marshall in declining health, 
the latter requesting him to come again as his wife was about, and 
the occasion was unfavourable. Upham called some days after, 
and finding Marshall in his garden, the latter informed him that 
" he was afraid he should scarce have an opportunity to make a 
will in writing, his wife was so averse to it and therefore he would 
declare his will by word of mouth to this deponent and then forth- 
with declared to this deponent that he did give to the poor of 
Cadbury tenne pounds to remaine to them forever, the interest to 
be distributed to them in bread, ^10 for his funeral and all y* 
rest of his goods and chattels he gave and bequeathed among his 
wife and children, appoyntinge Lawrence Marshall of Rockley, 
Pomeroy, and Thomas Marshall of Tiverton, his executors in trust, 
and he declared to this deponent very seriously beinge of p-fect 
mind and memory, and with an intent as this deponent believes. 

468 Upham Genealogy. 

that y* same should stand for his last will and testament nuncu- 
pative and the testator desired the d^eponent to take notice of it 
and to use his best endeavours that the same might be performed. 
This witness Roger Upham beinge worth about ;^ioo came to 
give his evidence in this cause being first summoned to this effect 
by a decree issued out of this court. 

In another case that of Major v. Bradford, William Billing of 
Otterton, Devon, yeoman aged 69, giving evidence 26 Sept 1676 
deposed that he knew James Bradford deceased sometime Vicar 
of Cadbury for about 39 years before his decease and was parish 
clerk of Bicton where M'' W"^ Bradford was and still is rector for 
almost twenty years next before the death of the said James Brad- 
ford with whom the deponent affirms he was intimate and well 
acquainted with his handwriting and he saith that all or the greater 
part of the "little booke " in this cause exhibited upon which he 
is now examined was written by the said James Bradford and that 
the letters R. U. herein mentioned at y® place alleged doe signify 
and stand for the name of Roger, Robert or Richard Upham 
alleged and this dep*^ believes that by what is sett down and ex- 
pressed in the said booke next after the said letters viz: a mor- 
tuary ph., amongst other things is signified and meant that the 
sum of xviiid. was demanded and received by him the said 
M*" James Bradford from y*^ said Upham a parishioner of Cadbury 
for a mortuary on the decease of his mother or other relation dying 
in the said parish." Other witnesses followed with evidence to 
show that the said letters did not have the meaning attributed to 
them and that "mortuary" the olden custom of paying a fee to 
the clergyman on the death of a parishioner had not existed. 

BiDEFORD Marriages. 

1756, Dec. 5***. John Duggan and Mary Upham 

1757, Nov. 19"'. Moses Cole and Sarah Upham 

1776, July 31^' Hugh Upham of Bishops Nympton and Mary 

1767, Sara d. of Hugh Upham and Martha his wife bapt Aug 16''^ 


1 741-2, Feb. 18*^ Amy Upham 
i755» Apl. 16*'' Simon Upham 
i757> July 7*''' Margery Upham 

Upham Genealogy. 469 

1787, Jany 13*^ Mary Upham aged 56. 

1803, July 28"" Hugh Upham (From Lieut Col Vivians book 
on Bideford) 

The Index of places Codex Diplomaticus, Aevi Saxonici vol. VI, 
p. 435, contain reference to Uffenham 289. (Offenham Worces.) 
Upham Mere 434. (The date of document 434 is 955 but we 
could not discern the Upham mentioned.) Uppinghcema 
genuero, 590. ? Upham, Hants. (N. B. The names that come 
a/^er the numbers are suggestions of the editor of the work. 
The following item is from a biographical work which casually 
refers to the Goddard family but gives no authority for the state- 
ment : " In 1250 Walter Go-derville is found occupying and own- 
ing land in North Wilts. Early in 15**" century his grandson 
"John Godord de Poulton " in the reign of Rich II received an 
estate at Upham (Uppam) from Shakespeare's famous character : 
"Old John of Gaunt, time honoured Lancaster. " The grandson 
of the last named John Godord de Poulton took the name of 
John Godord de Uppam." 

In 1505 June 26*^ John Uphu Chaplain w^as petitioning for 
book of Canon Law (Reg. Oxon Univ. Hist. Soc. 1884, vol. I, p. 
39.) In the parish of St Ive (pronounced S*Eve) 4^ miles ENE 
from Liskeard Co Cornwall are two farms named Upham, a farm 
called Bicton and another called Slade and a Slade Park. The 
rector informs us that East and West Upham are two small farms 
containing respectively 24 and 51 acres belonging to a family 
named Mallack of Tavistock, according to the tithe rental the 
ownership being in " the trustees of the late Richard Mallack. 
Bicton a farm of 355 acres with 160 acres of wood belongs to Lord 
Compton in right of his w^ife only child of Lord Ashburton. 
Upham is called Tipham by the common people. 

There is an Upham estate in the parish of Farringdon 6 miles 
from Exeter, Devon which was successively in the families of 
Gary, Duke, Walroud aBoue and Cholwich. (Lysons Devon. 1822.) 

Uphome (now West Upham) in the parish of Cheriton Fitz- 
paine, Devon, belonged to Radford and then to Courtenay. 
(Lysons Devon. 1822.) 

Marriages at St. Georges Chapel Hyde Park Corner from the 
Registers of St Georges, Mayfair. Harl. Soc 
1889:-! 749 April 6*^ Joseph Upham and Ann Holt of Camber- 
well, Surrey. 
1753 June 10^^ Edward Upham and Mary Empson of St 
Martin's in the Fields. 

47© Upham Genealogy. 

There are no Upham wills to be found at the Bristol Probate 
Registry between 1572 and 1857, unless the following be one, 
indexed thus: 

Jacobus Upjom 1732. 
On the outside of the document is written " Will of James Upjohn, 
gone to Guinea in the ' Indian Queen." It is a short will bequeath- 
ing all his property to his loving friend James Williams. 
Witnesses: Signature: James Upiom 

Benj. Morgan. red wax seal: A dragon passant. 

Wm Comden. 

Adam Batty. 

Burke gives Upjon. arms: Saa fessor between three lions heads 
erased ppr. crest, a stork ppr. It may be useful to note this for 
comparison in case any arms should be found used by early 

A Robert Upham was a juryman on the trial of the Earl of 
Cambridge 3 Hen V. (Index to Rolls of Parliament by Pridden 
Strachan &: Upham IV, 65b). 


Upham, Co. Wilts, has been spelt Uppenham (See Berkshire 
Visitation 1566, re-marriage of John Goddarde of Uppenham, Co. 
Wilts, Gentleman, etc.) It seems that Uffenham — several times 
mentioned — is an easy transition from Uppenham. 

The name Peter Jarmond Upham is found in a list of masters 
and mates having certificates of competency in the British Mer- 
cantile Navy List, 1858. 

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The Upham family held a copyhold estate at *Yettington, in 
the parish of Bicton, Devon, and were associated with the parish 
for upwards of three hundred years. The first of the name at Bic- 
ton that we have found mentioned, Richard Uphome (sic) of Bykton, 
died there in 1546; but although in 1791 their copyhold fell into 
the hands of the then lord of the manor — John, afterwards 
Baron Rolle — and most of the family had by that time left Bicton, 
one branch yet remained, the last survivor of which, Frances, 
daughter of Richard and Martha Upham, died there in 1842. 

Bicton is a parish four miles south west of Sidmouth station, on 
the South Western Railway, and 11 miles south ea